Chicago White Sox at Baltimore Orioles Betting Preview

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The Chicago White Sox will be taking on the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. The game gets underway 1:05 p.m. ET and NBC Sports Chicago will televise this AL showdown.

Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Baltimore (+105) as the underdog to Chicago (-115). The total sits at 9.5 runs and bettors can wager on the over for -105 and the under for -115. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds sitting at +130 for the White Sox -1.5 runs and -150 for the Orioles +1.5.

The Orioles are 42-106 straight up (SU) and 60-87 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 53.1 units for moneyline bettors and 39.4 units (ATS). Baltimore has covered the spread only twice in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The White Sox have gone 59-89 SU this year and are 76-71 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 14.1 units for moneyline bettors and 0.9 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Orioles games have had an over/under record of 66-76-5 in 2018. Chicago has an over/under record of 69-71-7.

Lucas Giolito will get the start for Chicago. The right-handed Giolito (10-10, 5.76 ERA) has recorded 117 strikeouts in 159.1 innings so far. He’s 0-1 with a 47.25 ERA against Baltimore this year.

The Orioles will turn to righty David Hess (3-10, 5.17 ERA), who has 58 strikeouts and 30 walks to his credit as well as a WHIP of 1.41. Hess hasn’t faced the White Sox yet this year and did not pitch in the majors in 2017.

Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.95 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 6.86 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.42, along with a WHIP of 1.39 and a K-per-9 of 9.71.

The White Sox offense has slashed .243/.305/.407 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game this year, including 3.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Chicago’s hitters have been led by third baseman Yolmer Sanchez and first baseman Jose Abreu. Sanchez is hitting .247/.314/.376 with seven home runs, 49 RBIs, 55 runs and 13 stolen bases. Abreu has a .266 average with 22 homers, 78 RBIs and 68 runs scored.

For the home team, Baltimore’s pitchers have given up 5.5 runs per game overall this year. The team’s starters have a 5.49 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.85 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.

Baltimore’s offense has produced 3.8 runs per outing, including 3.0 per game over its last 10 games and 2.6 per game over its last five. The team has hit .204/.256/.280 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

Outfielders Adam Jones and Trey Mancini have led the Orioles’ hitters this year. Jones is slashing .284/.314/.423 with 14 home runs, 56 RBIs and 51 runs scored, while Mancini’s line sits at .241/.300/.416 with 23 homers, 53 RBIs and 63 runs.

The White Sox have lost 8.7 units and are 56-53 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 53 of those games, compared to 50 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Orioles have lost 47.7 units and are 37-62 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 45 of those games, compared to 50 which went under the total.

Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in just two of Chicago’s last seven games.
  • The Orioles have lost eight of their last nine games SU.
  • Chicago has recorded 16.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 18.4 over its last five.
  • The White Sox have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games, including eight over their last five.