Cleveland Guardians vs Chicago White Sox MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Guardians vs Chicago White Sox Prediction 5/10/2024

The Cleveland Guardians (24-14) travel to face off against the Chicago White Sox (10-28) on Friday, May 10th. This game will be played at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago and televised on NBCS. The White Sox are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Guardians are looking to get back on track from a loss to the White Sox. First pitch is set for 7:40 ET.

Guardians vs White Sox

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Chicago picked up a 3-2 win over the Guardians in the most recent game of this series. The White Sox had a two-run lead heading into the 8th inning, and the Guardians could only muster two runs in the top of the 8th. As for the White Sox, they scored one run in the 1st inning and added two more in the 2nd. On the other side, the Guardians got on the board with two runs in the 8th.

Erick Fedde started for the White Sox and picked up the win, going six innings and not giving up a run. He finished the game with three strikeouts but issued zero walks. As for the Guardians, Ben Lively got the start and took the loss, going 5 2/3 innings and giving up three earned runs.

At the plate, the White Sox were led by Tommy Pham, Bryan Ramos, and Eloy Jimenez, as they were the only three White Sox hitters to have more than one hit. Pham and Ramos each drove in a run, while Jimenez scored a run for Chicago.

Cleveland is 24-14 overall and leads the AL Central by 1.5 games over the Twins. So far, they have gone 6-3 against other teams in the AL Central. The Guardians have been good at home, going 12-6, and they have the same record on the road.

The Guardians have won two straight series, and their overall series record is 9-3, which includes going 4-3 as the road favorite. So far, they have been good in day games, going 11-4 this year. As the underdog, the Guardians are 9-6 and 15-8 as the favorite. Their two-game winning streak came to an end in their last game, and they are just 5-5 over their last 10 games.

When the Cleveland Guardians are on the road, they have a run line record of 13-7, covering by an average of 1.5 runs per game. They have a run line record of 23-15 overall, with an average run margin of 1.1 runs per game. As the underdog, they have a run line record of 12-3, covering by an average of 3.5 runs per game. As the favorite, they have a run line record of 11-12, failing to cover by an average of 3.1 runs per game.

Today’s over/under line for the Cleveland Guardians’ game against the Chicago White Sox is set at 7.5 runs. The Guardians have played in 24 games this season with over/under lines higher than 7.5 runs, which accounts for 63.2% of their games. Their average over/under line for the season is 8 runs, and their over/under record is 20-16. Their games have averaged a combined 8.6 runs per game this season.

Carlos Carrasco Gets The Start For The Guardians

Carlos Carrasco gets the start for the Guardians today as he faces the White Sox on the road. He has made seven starts this season and has a record of 2-2 with an ERA of 5.67. Looking at his overall numbers, Carrasco has a WHIP of 1.62 and opponents are batting .272 this season. In his 33 1/3 innings of work, Carrasco has allowed five home runs and is averaging 4.59 walks per nine innings compared to 7.02 strikeouts. One of his seven starts has been a quality start. Carrasco’s most recent outing was a good one, as he picked up the win and gave up just one earned run in six innings of work.

Guardians Offense Breakdown

Josh Naylor has been swinging a hot bat of late for the Guardians, going 7/19 in his last six games, including three homers and five RBIs. For the season, he is batting .277 with 10 homers, which is 3rd best in the league. Naylor’s 29 RBIs are 2nd on the team, behind José Ramírez, who is 4th in the league with 31 RBIs. However, Ramírez has struggled a bit of late, hitting just .231 in his last seven games.

As a team, the Guardians are averaging 4.8 runs per game and are 8th in the league in home runs. So far, they have been a better offensive team on the road, averaging 5 runs per game. Overall, they are batting .240, which is 12th in the league.

Chicago is 10-28 overall this season, and they are 14 games behind the Guardians for the AL Central lead. So far, they have really struggled against other AL Central teams, going 3-18. The White Sox have won two straight games, and their win streak has come after losing four in a row.

At home, the White Sox are just 6-12 this year, and they have gone 4-16 on the road. So far, they have yet to play a game as the favorite. As for their record in night games, the White Sox are 5-17 this year. Chicago has an overall series record of 2-9-1 this year.

When the White Sox are the underdog, they have been a good bet on the run line, covering 18 of 38 games. They have a run line record of 11-7 at home, compared to 7-13 on the road. Their average run differential in losses is -3.9 runs per game.

Chicago White Sox games have gone under the total in three straight games and in four of their last five. Their games have gone under the total in 9 of 12 games with a 7.5 O/U line this season. Overall, the White Sox are 17-20 O/U this season.

Garrett Crochet Gets The Start For The White Sox

White Sox starter Garrett Crochet will be looking to build off his last outing, where he picked up the win. In that May 5th outing vs. the Cardinals, he went 6 innings and gave up just 1 earned run. Looking at his overall numbers, Crochet has made 8 starts, and his record for the season is 2-4. Crochet’s ERA is 5.31, along with a batting average allowed of .206. For the year, he has allowed 8 home runs. Crochet’s WHIP for the season is 1.01. Per nine innings, he is averaging 11.73 strikeouts. Out of his 8 starts, Crochet has turned in 3 quality starts.

White Sox Offense Breakdown

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Paul DeJong has been swinging a hot bat of late for the White Sox, going 10/35 in his last 10 games with two homers and five RBIs. This has pushed his season average up to .240, and his five homers are the best mark on the team. DeJong is also 3rd on the team with 11 RBIs. Tommy Pham and Bryan Ramos are both on five-game hitting streaks for the White Sox.

Chicago’s offense has been one of the worst in the league this season, averaging just 2.9 runs per game. They are also near the bottom of the league in home runs and team batting average. Collectively, the team’s on-base percentage and OPS are the worst in the league. The White Sox are hoping that their offense can get going, as they are coming off a game in which they were shut out by the Tigers.

Guardians vs White Sox Prediction

We see the White Sox picking up a 6-5 win at home today against the Guardians. With the White Sox at -106 on the money line, this is the best bet for today’s game.

Looking at the starting pitchers, our projections have Carlos Carrasco finishing with six strikeouts compared to Garrett Crochet with six as well. However, Crochet is projected to go just four innings, while Carrasco is projected to finish with six.

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