Chicago White Sox vs New York Yankees MLB Betting Prediction

MLB White Sox vs New York Yankees Prediction 5/19/2024

The Chicago White Sox (14-32) travel to face off against the New York Yankees (32-15) on Sunday, May 19th. This game will be played at Yankee Stadium in New York and televised on YES. The Yankees are coming off a win in their previous game, while the White Sox are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Yankees. First pitch is set for 1:35 ET.

White Sox vs Yankees

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New York cruised to an easy 6-1 win over the White Sox in the most recent game of this series. The Yankees had a huge 1st inning, scoring two of their six runs. As for the White Sox, they scored their only run in the 5th. Heading into the game, the Yankees were favored at -296 on the money line.

Luis Gil pitched well for the Yankees in this one, going six innings and giving up just one run. He finished the game with 14 strikeouts but issued five walks. Brad Keller struggled on the mound for the White Sox, giving up five earned runs in just four innings of work.

At the plate, the Yankees were led by Juan Soto, who went 4/4 with two homers. Soto scored two of the Yankees’ six runs and drove in three. Giancarlo Stanton also had a two-hit game for New York.

With a record of 14-32, the White Sox are 5th in the AL Central, trailing the Guardians by 15 games. So far, they have really struggled against other AL Central teams, going 5-19. The White Sox have dropped two straight games, with their loss in the series coming in the series opener vs. the Yankees.

Chicago has really struggled on the road this year, going 4-18 compared to 10-14 at home. As the underdog, the White Sox are 12-32 this year and 2-0 when favored. So far, they have an overall series record of 4-9-1, but they have won two straight series.

Chicago is 22-24 against the run line this season, with a 15-9 mark at home. The White Sox have gone 7-15 against the run line on the road, and they have failed to cover in their last two road games. As an underdog, they are 20-24 against the run line this season.

Chicago’s over/under record for the season is 19-26, and the average over/under line for their games is 8 runs. When the line is set at 8.5 runs, their record is 5-6. The White Sox have gone under the total in each of their last four games. Their combined run average for the season is 7.7 runs per game.

Chris Flexen Gets The Start For The White Sox

Through seven starts, Chris Flexen has a record of 2-3 and an ERA of 4.46 for the White Sox. He has made nine appearances this season and has a WHIP of 1.26. Flexen’s most recent outing came on May 14th, where he finished with a no-decision after giving up three earned runs in 4 2/3 innings of work. In that outing, he gave up one homer. Before that, he had gone 2-0 in his previous three starts. Opponents are batting .239 off Flexen this season, and he has a total of five homers allowed.

White Sox Offense Breakdown

As a team, the White Sox are averaging just 2.8 runs per game, which is the worst mark in the league. They are also the league’s worst home run hitting team and have the worst team batting average in the MLB. The team’s collective on-base percentage and OPS figures are also the worst in the league.

Paul DeJong and Eloy Jiménez are the only White Sox players with more than four home runs this season, but both players are hitting below .240. DeJong has gone deep six times, while Jiménez has five homers. Andrew Vaughn and Andrew Benintendi are tied for the team lead in RBIs, but both players are batting below .210 for the season.

The Yankees are currently 32-15 overall and lead the AL East by two games over the Orioles. New York has won six straight games, and they are 8-2 over their last 10. So far, they have gone just .500 in AL East matchups, putting their record at 8-8.

At home, the Yankees are 15-6 this year and have gone 17-9 on the road. New York has been tough to beat as the favorite this year, going 23-11, and they are 9-4 as the underdog. The Yankees have won four straight series, and their overall series record is 11-2-1 this year.

When the Yankees win, they win big, as their average run margin in victories is 3.5. They have been a solid run line bet overall at 26-21, and they have been especially good on the road, where they are 16-10 vs. the run line. They have covered the run line in four straight games when favored, but they are just 10-18 vs. the run line when they are the underdog.

Today’s over/under line of 8.5 runs is a bit higher than the Yankees’ combined run average of 8.0 runs per game this season. The Yankees have gone under the total in five straight games and have an over/under record of 18-27 on the season. When the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs, the Yankees have gone over the total 11 times and under nine times. Overall, 23.4% of their games have had over/under lines set at 8.5 runs or higher.

Carlos Rodón Gets The Start For The Yankees

Carlos Rodón gets the start for the Yankees today and comes in with a record of 4-2 and an ERA of 3.31. He has made five quality starts this year and is averaging 9 strikeouts per nine innings. In his last outing, Rodón went 6 innings, giving up just one earned run and picking up the win. Looking back over his last four outings, he has been pretty solid, giving up no more than two earned runs in any of those starts. Rodón’s ERA at home is 1.95 compared to 4.78 on the road.

Yankees Offense Breakdown

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The Yankees come into the game as the top home run hitting team in the league and are also 6th in runs scored at 4.8 runs per game. They have been even better on the road, averaging 5 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting .255, which is the 5th best mark in the league. New York is also near the top of the league in on-base percentage, slugging, and OPS.

Both Juan Soto and Aaron Judge have been swinging the bat well of late, with Judge hitting .414 over his last nine games, and Soto has a season-long batting average of .317. Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are tied for the team lead in homers with 12 apiece.

White Sox vs Yankees Prediction

Given the payout, we would recommend taking the Yankees to win straight up, as their money line is sitting at -317. However, our predicted final score is 5-4 in favor of the Yankees, and with the payout for them to win not being great, we would recommend taking the over at 8.5 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Carlos Rodón is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which is the sixth-best among starters today. As for Chris Flexen, he is projected to finish with just four strikeouts, which is the third worst among starters.

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