Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Betting Preview

Jonathan GarosBaseball, MLB

The Chicago White Sox will head east to take on the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. This AL matchup will get going at 7:05 p.m. ET and fans looking to watch it can tune in to NBC Sports Chicago.

Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Chicago (+100) as the underdog to Baltimore (-110). The total sits at 9.5 runs and bettors can wager on the over for +100 and the under for -120. The game’s runline odds stand at -210 for picking the White Sox +1.5 runs and +175 for the Orioles -1.5.

The Orioles are 42-104 straight up (SU) and 59-86 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 53.7 units for moneyline bettors and 38.9 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 are 57-89 SU and have gone 75-71 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 15.1 units for moneyline bettors and 2.3 units ATS. Chicago is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven.

Baltimore games have had an over/under record of 65-75-5 in 2018. White Sox games have gone under 71 times, gone over 68 times and pushed on seven occasions.

The right-handed James Shields will get the nod for the visiting White Sox. Shields is 6-16 with a 4.58 ERA and 142 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with five strikeouts and a 2.57 ERA against Baltimore this year.

The Orioles will send Luis Ortiz (0-0, 40.50 ERA) to the mound. Ortiz has zero strikeouts and two walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 7.50. Ortiz has yet to face the White Sox this year and did not accrue any MLB pitching stats in 2017.

As a unit, Baltimore’s pitchers have given up 5.6 runs per game overall this year. The team’s starters have a 5.52 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.85 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.

The Baltimore hitters have put up 3.8 runs per outing, including 2.6 per game over its last 10 games and 3.0 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .245/.294/.321 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that span.

Outfielders Adam Jones and Trey Mancini have led the charge for the Orioles’ hitters this year. Jones is hitting .286/.318/.428 with 14 home runs, 55 RBIs and 51 runs scored, and Mancini’s line is .239/.299/.405 with 21 homers, 51 RBIs and 61 runs scored.

For the visiting squad, Chicago’s pitching staff allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starters own a 5.01 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 6.85 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.41, along with a K-per-9 of 9.71.

The White Sox offense has slashed .243/.304/.405 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.2 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Third baseman Yolmer Sanchez and first baseman Jose Abreu continue to lead Chicago’s hitters. Sanchez is slashing .248/.314/.377 with seven home runs, 48 RBIs, 55 runs and 13 stolen bases. Abreu (.270/.328/.484) has produced 22 homers, 78 RBIs and 68 runs scored.

The Orioles have lost 46.7 units and are 37-61 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 44 of those games, compared to 50 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers.

Chicago White Sox at Baltimore Orioles Prediction

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

Betting Trends,

  • Chicago has tallied 11 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Baltimore has seven XBH over its last five.
  • Chicago has recorded 18.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 16.2 over its last five.
  • The White Sox have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Orioles have hit six over their last 10.