Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

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The Chicago White Sox are set to host the Milwaukee Brewers at Guaranteed Rate Field. WGN will be airing this interleague matchup and the game is slated to get underway at 2:10 p.m. ET.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago White Sox Odds

Chicago (+140) is coming into this one as the underdog against Milwaukee (-150) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this game at 9.5 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). Gamblers can also bet on the games spread with the runline odds standing at -105 for the Brewers -1.5 runs and -115 for the White Sox +1.5.

The White Sox are 17-38 SU and 28-26 ATS. The teams lost 17.2 units for moneyline bettors and 1.9 units against the spread (ATS). Chicago has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Brewers are 37-22 SU and have gone 33-25 ATS. Overall, the teams gained 15.6 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 6.3 units ATS. Milwaukee is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

White Sox games have an over/under record of 26-24-4 so far in 2018. Brewers games have gone under 33 times, gone over 23 times and pushed on two instances.

Brent Suter will get the nod for the visiting Brewers. The left-handed Suter is 5-3 with a 4.63 ERA and 48 strikeouts. He has yet to face the White Sox this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The White Sox will be sending righty Dylan Covey (1-1, 3.63 ERA) to the mound. Covey has 14 strikeouts and seven walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.44. Covey did not record a start against the Brewers in 2017.

As a unit, Chicago’s pitching staff has yielded 5.5 runs per game overall this year. The teams starters have a 5.74 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.18 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 9.1 K/9.

Chicago’s hitters have put up 3.9 runs per outing, including 4.6 per game over its last 10 games and 3.6 per game over their last five. The team has hit .244/.297/.406 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that span.

The White Sox hitters have been led by first baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez. Abreu is hitting .300/.360/.521 with nine home runs, 31 RBIs and 29 runs scored, while Sanchez is hitting .278 with three homers, 25 RBIs and 20 runs.

Abreu seemed to enjoy hitting lefty pitching in 2017, slashing .356/.402/.631 in 164 plate appearances (his total season line was .304/.354/.552).

For the visitors, Milwaukee’s pitchers have allowed 3.7 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.14 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 7.20 K/9. The bullpen has an outstanding ERA of just 2.55, along with a K/9 of 10.36.

Brewers hitters have slashed .248/.320/.411 on their way to 4.3 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.8 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.0 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).

Milwaukee’s hitters have been powered by outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain, who’ve collectively swatted 14 home runs. Yelich is slashing .304/.380/.484 with seven home runs, 26 RBIs, 36 runs and seven stolen bases, while Cain (.277/.388/.436) is up to seven homers, 17 RBIs, 36 runs and 11 stolen bases.

The Brewers have gained 16.3 units and are 27-17 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 16 of those games, compared to 26 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 4.9 units and are 7-6 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in eight of those games, as opposed to five which went under the total.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago White Sox Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • Each team has hit 14 home runs over its last 10 games.
  • Chicago has recorded 20.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 19.2 over its last five.