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The streaking New York Yankees are seeking their fifth win in a row when they play host to the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium. The opening pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET and WGN will be airing this AL matchup.

Chicago White Sox vs. New York Yankees Odds

Vegas has listed Chicago (+190) as the underdog to New York (-210). The total sits at eight runs and bettors can take the over for -115 and the under for -105. Gamblers can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds standing at White Sox +1.5 runs (-115) and Yankees -1.5 runs (-105).

The White Sox are 51-79 SU and have gone 65-64 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 14.5 units for moneyline bettors and 5.1 units ATS. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 83-47 SU and 66-63 ATS. The team’s gained 2.0 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 4.8 units ATS.

New York games have had an over/under record of 58-64-7 in 2018. White Sox games have gone over 63 times, gone under 60 times and pushed on six occasions.

Carlos Rodon will get the start for Chicago. The southpaw Rodon (5-3, 2.71 ERA) has racked up 69 strikeouts in 86.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Yankees this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-1, 0.00 ERA and two strikeouts over five innings).

The Yankees will turn to righty Masahiro Tanaka (9-4, 3.90 ERA), who’s got 121 strikeouts and 30 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.11. Tanaka made two starts against the White Sox in 2017, posting a perfect 2-0 record with a 2.08 ERA and 11 strikeouts.

New York’s pitchers have given up 4.0 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The team’s starting pitching staff has a 4.03 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 3.13, a WHIP of 1.19 and a K/9 of 11.4.

The New York hitters are putting up 5.2 runs per outing, including 6.1 per game over its last 10 games and 6.0 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .270/.350/.449 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Yankees’ batters have been led by Giancarlo Stanton, who is slashing .279/.352/.527 with 32 home runs, 82 RBIs and 84 runs scored.

For the visiting squad, Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starters own a 5.08 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 6.77 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.49, along with a WHIP of 1.40.

The White Sox offense has slashed .244/.306/.411 on its way to 4.2 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Chicago’s hitters have been led by Jose Abreu. Abreu is hitting .272/.331/.491 with 22 home runs, 78 RBIs and 67 runs scored.

The White Sox just got a 7-2 victory over the Tigers, while the Yankees are coming off of a 5-3 win against the Orioles.

Chicago White Sox vs. New York Yankees MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – White Sox, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • Chicago has tallied 21 extra-base hits over its last five contests. New York has 14 XBH over its last five.
  • The White Sox have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 16 over their last 10.
  • Chicago has averaged 24.3 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 contests and 24.0 over its last five.
  • The Yankees have won eight of their last nine games SU.