New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox Matchup

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The New York Yankees will head west to face 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 showdown.

New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox Odds

Chicago (+185) is the underdog against New York (-200) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at 9.5 runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). Gamblers can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at -140 for the Yankees -1.5 runs and +120 for the White Sox +1.5 runs.

The Yankees have gone 68-41 SU this year and are 54-55 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t moved the needle much this year, losing 1.6 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 7.8 units ATS. New York’s covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The White Sox, on the other hand, are 40-70 SU and 55-55 ATS. They’ve lost 16.9 units for moneyline bettors and 6.8 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven.

White Sox games have an over/under record of 52-53-5 in 2018. New York has been a decent under bet with a total record of 48-56-5.

Lance Lynn will get the nod for the visiting Yankees. The right-handed Lynn is 7-8 with a 4.89 ERA and 105 strikeouts. He’s 1-1 with 15 strikeouts and a 4.91 ERA against Chicago this year (two starts).

The White Sox will turn to righty Dylan Covey (4-7, 5.57 ERA), who’s got 51 punchouts and 33 walks to his name as well as a 1.57 WHIP. Covey has yet to face the Yankees this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-1, 14.40 ERA across five innings).

New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.11 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 8.81 K/9. The bullpen has managed a solid ERA of just 3.11, along with a WHIP of 1.24.

The Yankees offense has slashed .254/.334/.456 on its way to 5.1 runs scored per game this season, including 4.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Giancarlo Stanton and Didi Gregorius have paced New York’s hitters. Stanton is slashing .279/.342/.513 with 25 home runs, 66 RBIs and 68 runs scored, while Gregorius (.268/.327/.484) is up to 20 homers, 65 RBIs, 67 runs and 10 stolen bases.

In the home-team dugout, Chicago’s pitchers have given up 5.4 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has a 5.16 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.65 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 9.6 K/9.

The Chicago hitters have produced 4.1 runs per contest, including 4.7 per game over its last 10 games and 3.6 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .233/.324/.429 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The White Sox offense has been led by first baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez. Abreu is hitting .267/.328/.484 with 19 home runs, 63 RBIs and 59 runs scored, and Sanchez’s line sits at .247/.305/.388 with six homers, 43 RBIs, 38 runs and 10 stolen bases.

The Yankees have lost 15.2 units and are 39-39 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 35 of those games, compared to 40 that’ve gone under against righty starters. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 8.3 units and are 43-40 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 39 of those games, compared to 39 that went under.

New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in four of Chicago’s last seven games.
  • New York has recorded 20.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 16.8 over its last five.
  • The Yankees have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including eight over their last five.