Baltimore Orioles vs. Chicago White Sox Matchup

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The Baltimore Orioles are heading west to Guaranteed Rate Field to face the Chicago White Sox. NBC Sports Chicago is in line to broadcast this AL matchup and the first pitch will be at 8:10 p.m. ET.

Baltimore Orioles at Chicago White Sox Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Baltimore (+100) as the dog to Chicago (-110). The total sits at nine runs and bettors can take the over for -120 or the under for +100. The games runline odds stand at -210 for betting the Orioles +1.5 runs and +175 for the White Sox -1.5.

The White Sox are only 13-30 SU and 21-21 ATS. They’ve lost 15.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.5 units against the spread (ATS). Chicago has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Orioles are 14-32 SU and have gone 18-27 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 16.2 units for moneyline gamblers in this young season and 10.3 units ATS. Baltimore is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in three of those seven.

Chicago games have an over/under record of 20-20-2 so far in 2018. The Orioles have an over/under record of 21-22-2.

Right-hander Andrew Cashner is getting the start for Baltimore. Cashner is 1-5 with a 4.83 ERA and 46 strikeouts. He has yet to face the White Sox this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-0, 3.18 ERA and two strikeouts over five and two-third innings).

The White Sox are sending lefty Hector Santiago (0-1, 5.29 ERA) to the hill. Santiago has 27 punchouts and 19 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.58. Santiago did not record a start against the Orioles in 2017.

Chicago’s pitching staff has given up 5.6 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 5.76, a WHIP of 1.49 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.0. The bullpen has a 4.42 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 9.4 K/9.

Chicago’s offense is putting up 3.9 runs per outing, including 3.5 per game over its last 10 games and 3.8 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .247/.313/.386 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The White Sox offense has been led by right fielder Trayce Thompson and first baseman Jose Abreu. Thompson is slashing .119/.148/.305 with seven hits, three RBIs and nine runs scored, and Abreu’s line is .299/.366/.518 with eight homers, 25 RBIs and 24 runs.

In the other dugout, Baltimore’s pitching staff allowed 5.5 runs per game and its starters own a 5.63 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 7.67 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.33, along with a WHIP of 1.57.

The Orioles offense has slashed .235/.299/.399 on its way to 4.0 runs scored per game this year, including 5.9 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 2.6 per game over the teams last five outings (1-4 SU).

Manny Machado and Danny Valencia have led Baltimore’s hitters. Machado is hitting .343/.419/.652 with 14 home runs, 42 RBIs and 26 runs scored, while Valencia (.280/.348/.488) has produced five homers, 11 RBIs and 15 runs scored.

Compared to his overall season slash line of .260/.311/.473, Machado seemed to have some trouble hitting on the road last year, putting up a slash line of .229/.268/.398 across 336 plate appearances.

The Orioles have lost 3.8 units and are 7-9 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in nine of those games, as opposed to six that’ve hit the under against lefties. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 9.8 units and are 17-15 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 13 of those games, compared to 17 that went under.

Baltimore Orioles at Chicago White Sox Free Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The Orioles have lost four of their last five games SU.
  • The Baltimore defense has allowed two errors over its last five games, compared to five errors for Chicago over its last five.
  • The Orioles have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games. The White Sox have hit eight over their last 10.