Chicago White Sox vs New York Yankees MLB Betting Prediction

MLB White Sox vs New York Yankees Prediction 5/17/2024

The Chicago White Sox (14-30) travel to face off against the New York Yankees (30-15) on Friday, May 17th. This game will be played at Yankee Stadium in New York and televised on YES. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. First pitch is set for 7:05 ET.

White Sox vs Yankees

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The White Sox’s offense was hot right out of the gates in their most recent game vs. the Nationals, closing out their series with a 2-0 win. After going on to score just two runs on three hits in the 1st inning, the White Sox didn’t score again for the rest of the game. Chicago’s offense was still enough to pick up the win, as the Nationals could only score two runs. Both of the White Sox’s runs came off of Garrett Crochet’s bat, going 3/3.

Crochet also started for the White Sox, going five innings, and didn’t give up a run. He only issued three hits and issued just three walks. The White Sox’s bullpen was also excellent, as they didn’t give up a run and closed things out in the 9th with Michael Kopech picking up the save.

Chicago is on the road today, taking on the Yankees with an overall record of 14-30, which puts them 5th in the AL Central. So far, they have really struggled against other AL Central teams, going 5-19. The White Sox are 13 games behind the Guardians for the division lead.

At home, the White Sox have gone 10-14 this year, and they are just 4-16 on the road. As the underdog, Chicago has gone 12-30 this year, and they are 2-0 as the favorite. The team’s overall series record is 4-9-1 this year, and they have won two straight series.

When the White Sox win, they win big, with an average run margin of 2.3 runs. When they lose, they lose by an average of 4 runs. Their overall run line record is 22-22, with a 15-9 mark at home. As the underdog, they are 20-22 vs. the run line, compared to 2-0 as the favorite. On the road, they are 7-13 vs. the run line, with an average run margin of -2.7 runs per game.

Chicago White Sox games have gone under the total in their last two games, and their games have gone under the total in 54.5% of their games this season. Their games have averaged 7.8 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 19-24 for the season. Their games have had an average over/under line of 8 runs per game this season, and their games have had an over/under line of 8.5 runs in 20.5% of their games this season.

Mike Clevinger Gets The Start For The White Sox

Mike Clevinger and the White Sox are on the road to take on the Yankees today. Clevinger is looking to bounce back after a rough outing in his first start of the season, where he gave up 3 runs in just 2 innings of work. He followed that up with a no-decision at home vs. Cleveland, where he struck out 5 over 4 2/3 innings.

White Sox Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the White Sox offense has been the worst in the league, averaging just 2.9 runs per game. They are also near the bottom of the league in most other offensive categories, including team batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage. As a team, they are also dead last in terms of home runs.

Paul DeJong has been a bright spot for the White Sox so far, as his six home runs are 8th best in the league, and he is batting .248. Eloy Jiménez is 2nd on the team with five homers but is batting just .216 for the season. Andrew Vaughn and Andrew Benintendi are 1st and 2nd on the team in RBIs, but both are batting under .210 for the season.

New York is coming off a big 5-0 win over the Twins to close out their series. This was especially big, as they were the +100 underdog on the money line. It was a three-run 1st inning that really got the Yankees going, and the Twins couldn’t score a run, going on to lose 5-0.

Clarke Schmidt put together a great start for the Yankees, going eight innings and not giving up a run. He also issued just three hits and struck out eight. Anthony Volpe was hot at the plate, going 2/5 with a homer and scoring three runs. The Yankees also had three other players with two hits.

The Yankees are currently 30-15 overall, putting them 1st in the AL East, just one game ahead of the Orioles. New York is on a four-game winning streak heading into today’s game vs. the White Sox, and they are 8-2 across their last 10 games. This season, they are just .500 in divisional games at 8-8.

At home, the Yankees are 13-6 this year, and they have been really good on the road, going 17-9. As the favorite, the Yankees have gone 21-11 and 9-4 as the underdog. New York’s overall series record is 11-2-1, and they have won four straight series, including sweeping the Twins in their most recent series.

Despite their strong run line record on the road, the Yankees have been a poor bet at home this season, going just 8-11 against the run line. As the favorite, they have been especially unreliable, going just 14-18 against the run line. However, when they are the underdog, they have been a strong play, going 10-3 against the run line.

The New York Yankees have seen their last three games go under the total, and their over/under record for the season is 18-25. Their games have averaged 8.1 runs per game, and the over/under line for their games this season has been 8 runs. When the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs, their record is 11-9. So far this season, 24.4% of their games have had over/under lines set at 8.5 runs.

Nestor Cortes Gets The Start For The Yankees

New York is sending left-hander Nestor Cortes to the mound today vs. the White Sox. He has made four quality starts this year and is coming off a rough outing vs. the Rays, where he took the loss. In that start, Cortes gave up four earned runs in 5 1/3 innings of work. Looking back at his last four outings, he has given up at least one homer in each. Cortes’ ERA for the season is 4.03, along with a record of 1-4. Opponents are batting .225 this year vs. Cortes. Per nine innings, he is averaging 8.55 strikeouts and just 1.84 walks.

Yankees Offense Breakdown

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As a team, the Yankees are 2nd in home runs this season and are also among the league leaders in batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage. So far, they are averaging 4.8 runs per game, which is 7th in the league. At home, they are averaging 4.5 runs per game, which is 12th in the MLB.

Over the team’s last seven games, Aaron Judge has been on fire, going 10/24 with three homers and seven runs scored. This has helped him move into the team lead in home runs (11) and 2nd in RBIs (29). Giancarlo Stanton is also 2nd on the team in homers (9), but is batting just .243 for the season.

White Sox vs Yankees Prediction

Our prediction for the Yankees vs. White Sox matchup is that the Yankees will pick up a 5-4 win. However, with the Yankees being such heavy favorites on the money line, we recommend taking the over, as there is a lot of value with the line sitting at 8.5 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, our projections have Mike Clevinger going five innings and picking up five strikeouts. As for Nestor Cortes, we have him going just over four innings and also finishing with five K’s.

Offensively, we have the Yankees finishing with eight hits and the White Sox with eight. However, the Yankees are projected to hit more home runs, and you could look to pair an over bet with a Yankees player home run prop.

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