Guardians vs White Sox Betting Preview: The White Sox must sweep these next two games to stay in the American League Central race, there is no other way.
Before diving deeper into our Cleveland Guardians and Chicago White Sox betting odds. let’s look at some of the relevant trends that may give us an edge when throwing down our cash, tonight. Cleveland leads the series 10-7 but the teams split six games in Chicago coming into this series. The White Sox have made 21 errors in their 17 games head to head. The Sox have won six straight games after a loss and are 12-3 when playing game two of a series.
Guardians to Lean On McKenzie to Pull Away in Central
Continuing our Guardians vs White Sox Betting Preview: The Guardians own a five-game lead over the Chicago White Sox in the American League Central with 14 games to play. After a 10-7, 11-inning win in game one, Cleveland has put themselves in a position where just a split of their last two games in the series would all but sew up the division crown with nine games against Texas and Kansas City on their upcoming MLBschedule.
Right-hander Triston McKenzie gets the ball in game two. The Brooklyn, New York native has been outstanding in his last two starts, pitching even innings in both starts against the Minnesota Twins. When backing McKenzie this season, bettors have profited 449 units behind a 17-11 overall team record; however, it’s important to not be blinded by his recent success.
McKenzie’s pitching record is still under .500, mostly because Cleveland seems to forget their bats when the former 2015 1st round selection gets the ball. Seven times this season Cleveland has managed just one run in support of Mckenzie and 13 times less than three runs. Something to think about as we continue our Guardians vs White Sox betting preview.
White Sox, Lynn in Must-Win Situation
With every passing day, the post-season window is shutting on a team that was expected to easily ride their explosive line-up into October, but their inability to get a timely hit to go with mediocre pitching has left them in desperation mode.
Tonight’s starter, Lance Lynn, has been the shining star on this Sox staff with four straight wins on the back of a sparkling 1.03 ERA. Chicago is 11-7 (+110 units) when the right-hander gets the start.
Lynn who owns a 2011 World Series ring to go with two all-star game appearances, gives Chicago the veteran presence that they need in what can be called a must-win. The former Mississippi star is looking to beat Cleveland twice in a week after helping Chicago to an 8-2 win last Thursday in a one-game make-up date. In his last seven starts, Lynn is 5-0 with a 1.43 ERA. Since, 2019 with Texas, he is 40-25, but the team win/loss record is 51-41, good for 207 units of profit.
Public Betting on Sox, Heavy on Under
Concluding our Guardians vs White Sox Betting Preview: There’s one angle the betting public likes more than the favorite and over, and that’s supporting teams that need a win. Chicago certainly fits that criteria and as usual bettors are all-in.
The White Sox opened as a -125 favorite at home, but that was quickly bet up to its current number of -135 behind 71% of the money on the Sox. The total has also caught the attention of bettors when a send-out number of eight has been pounded down to 7.5 with over 90% of the money saying that this will be a low-scoring affair. Our official recommendation is to join the money by backing Chicago to stay alive in the division behind Lynn.Follow us on Twitter