Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago White Sox MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Orioles vs Chicago White Sox Prediction 5/23/2024

The Baltimore Orioles (29-18) travel to face off against the Chicago White Sox (15-35) on Thursday, May 23rd. This game will be played at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago and televised on NBCS. Both the Orioles and White Sox are looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. First pitch is set for 7:40 ET.

Orioles vs White Sox

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The Orioles will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Cardinals with a 5-4 loss. This was especially tough, as they held a lead going into the 9th inning before the Cardinals scored a run in the bottom of the 9th. Baltimore was the -129 favorite on the money line going into the game.

John Means put together a good start for the Orioles, going three innings and not giving up a run. However, the Orioles pulled him early, and the bullpen couldn’t close things out. Cole Irvin took the loss out of the bullpen, and the Orioles also wasted a big game from Ryan Mountcastle, who homered twice, going 3 for 4.

After dropping their final three games vs. the Cardinals, the Orioles are 29-18 overall and trail the Yankees by three games in the AL East. The Orioles have been good vs. other teams in the AL East, putting up a record of 7-2 so far. At home, the Orioles are 17-10 and 12-8 on the road.

As the underdog, the Orioles have been great this year, going 7-2, and they are 22-16 as the favorite. Their overall series record is 10-4-2 heading into today’s game, and they are looking to get back on track, as they are just 4-6 over their last 10 games.

When the Orioles are on the road, they have a run line record of 10-10, and their average run margin is 1.1. They have been favored in seven of their nine games as the underdog, and their run line record as the underdog is 7-2. They have lost five straight games against the run line on the road, and their run line record is 24-23 overall this season.

The Baltimore Orioles are on the road against the Chicago White Sox today. The O/U line for the game is set at 8.5 runs. The Orioles have an over/under record of 23-19 this season. Their games have averaged 8.6 runs per game, and their average O/U line for the season is 8 runs. When the O/U line has been set at 8.5 runs, their record is 10-7. So far this season, 27.7% of their games have had higher O/U lines than 8.5 runs, and 36.2% have had lower lines.

Grayson Rodriguez Gets The Start For The Orioles

Grayson Rodriguez has made four straight quality starts and has a record of 4-1 this season. His ERA is 3.15, and opponents are batting .237 this season. In his most recent outing, Rodriguez went six innings and didn’t give up a run. He finished with a no-decision in that outing. Looking back over his last four outings, Rodriguez has allowed a total of four earned runs. The right-hander’s ERA on the road is 6.85, compared to 1.12 at home.

Orioles Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Orioles are 2nd in home runs and are averaging 4.9 runs per game, which is 5th in the league. As a team, they are batting .241 and have the best isolated power figure in the league. Baltimore’s team on-base percentage of .300 is only 18th in the MLB, and they are also near the bottom of the league in walks.

Adley Rutschman has been a big power threat for the Orioles, as he is 2nd on the team with nine home runs and is batting .296 for the season. Gunnar Henderson has been even better in the power department, as his 16 homers are the best on the team and 2nd in the league. Henderson has four homers in his last six games and is batting .266 for the season.

The White Sox will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Blue Jays with a 9-2 loss. Chicago was the +202 underdog on the money line going into this matchup. Things really got away from the White Sox in the 2nd inning, as the Blue Jays scored seven runs in the inning. Chicago’s offense scored their only two runs in the 3rd.

Nick Nastrini got the start for the White Sox and took the loss. He only lasted 3 1/3 innings, giving up eight earned runs. Offensively, the White Sox had six hits but only scored two runs. Tommy Pham and Nicky Lopez each had two hits and scored one run apiece.

With a record of 15-35, the White Sox are in 5th place in the AL Central, 18 games behind the Guardians for the division lead. So far, they have really struggled against other AL Central teams, going 5-19. Chicago has been able to win two straight games at home, and they are 8-14 as home underdogs this year.

Chicago has dropped seven of their last ten games and lost the final two games of their series vs. the Blue Jays. So far, they are just 5-21 on the road. In day games, the White Sox are 5-17 this season. As the underdog, Chicago has gone 13-35, while going 2-0 as the favorite this year.

The White Sox have been a good bet against the run line at home this season, going 15-9. They’ve covered the run line in two straight games at Guaranteed Rate Field and are 2-0 against the run line as the favorite. Overall, they are 23-27 against the run line this season.

When the Chicago White Sox play at home, the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs. The White Sox and their opponents have combined for an average of 7.9 runs per game this season. The team’s over/under record is 22-27, with an average line of 8 runs. When the line is set at 8.5 runs, the over/under record is 6-6. This season, 18% of their games have had over/under lines set at 8.5 runs.

Mike Clevinger Gets The Start For The White Sox

Mike Clevinger is set to make his 3rd start of the season for the White Sox, and he will be facing the Orioles at home. Clevinger has taken a loss in both of his starts this year, and in his last outing vs. the Yankees, he went 4 2/3 innings, giving up 3 earned runs.

White Sox Offense Breakdown

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Chicago has been one of the worst offensive teams in the MLB this season, averaging only 2.9 runs per game. This is the worst mark in the league. They are also last in home runs and have the worst team on-base percentage in the league. The White Sox’s team batting average of .216 is also near the bottom of the league.

As a team, the White Sox have three players tied for the team lead in home runs, with Andrew Vaughn, Paul DeJong, and Andrew Benintendi all having gone deep three times this season. DeJong and Benintendi are also tied for the team lead in RBIs. Eloy Jiménez is batting only .231 this season but is 13th in the league with five homers. Jiménez also comes into the game on a five-game hitting streak.

Orioles vs White Sox Prediction

Our prediction for this Orioles vs. White Sox matchup is to take the White Sox on the money line, with the payout currently at +197. We actually have the White Sox winning this game by a score of 6-5, giving you a little bit of wiggle room to take the White Sox on the run line if you prefer.

Looking at the starting pitchers, our projections have Mike Clevinger finishing with five strikeouts, which is actually better than Grayson Rodriguez, who we have finishing with seven K’s.

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