New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

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The New York Yankees are set to play the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. The game gets underway 8:10 p.m. ET and NBC Sports Chicago will be televising this AL matchup.

New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox Odds

New York (-300) is favored over Chicago (+250) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this night game at 8.5 runs (-105 for the under and -115 for the over). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at Yankees -1.5 runs (-175) and White Sox +1.5 runs (+155).

The White Sox are 56-56 against the spread (ATS), but only 41-71 straight up (SU). The team’s lost 16.5 units for moneyline bettors and 6.8 units (ATS). The Yankees are 69-42 SU and have gone 55-56 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 1.6 units for moneyline bettors and 7.8 units ATS.

Chicago games have an over/under record of 53-54-5 in 2018. The Yankees have been a decent under bet with a total record of 48-57-6.

The right-handed Luis Severino is projected to start for New York. Severino (14-5, 3.08 ERA) has racked up 159 strikeouts in 143.1 innings so far. He has yet to face Chicago this year, but he did make two starts against the team in 2017, compiling a 0-1 record with a 2.40 ERA and 22 strikeouts.

The White Sox are putting the ball in the hands of righty Lucas Giolito (7-8, 5.97 ERA), who has 77 strikeouts and 68 walks, as well as a 1.49 WHIP. Giolito did not record a start against the Yankees in 2017.

As a unit, Chicago’s pitchers have given up 5.4 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.15, a WHIP of 1.43 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.5. The bullpen has a 4.72 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 9.5 K/9.

The Chicago offense is putting up 4.1 runs per contest, including 4.4 per game over its last 10 games and 3.8 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .203/.288/.405 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The White Sox batters have been led by first baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez. Abreu is hitting .267/.328/.480 with 19 home runs, 63 RBIs and 60 runs scored, while Sanchez’s line sits at .245/.303/.385 with six homers, 43 RBIs, 38 runs and 10 stolen bases.

In the other dugout, New York’s pitching staff allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.05 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 8.90 K/9. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.12, along with a WHIP of 1.24.

Yankees hitters have slashed .253/.334/.454 on their way to 5.1 runs scored per game this season, including 4.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

New York’s offensive production has been sparked by Giancarlo Stanton and Didi Gregorius, who have combined to launch 45 home runs. Stanton is hitting .278/.343/.508 with 25 home runs, 67 RBIs and 69 runs scored, while Gregorius (.268/.329/.482) has produced 20 homers, 66 RBIs, 68 runs and 10 stolen bases.

The Yankees have lost 14.2 units and are 40-39 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 35 of those games, compared to 41 that’ve hit the under against righties. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 7.9 units and are 44-41 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 40 of those games, compared to 40 that’ve cashed the under.

New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in four of Chicago’s last seven games.
  • New York has recorded 20.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 16.0 over its last five.
  • The Yankees have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The White Sox have hit 13 over their last 10.