Reds vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, May 6, 2023

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Reds vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, May 6, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Cincinnati Reds (13-19) are favorites (-134) on the moneyline when they square off against the Chicago White Sox (11-22) Saturday at 6:40 PM ET, live on BSOH.

Cincinnati’s Nick Lodolo gets the start, and he’ll go against Chicago’s Mike Clevinger.

Reds vs. White Sox Odds

  • Reds odds to win: -134
  • White Sox odds to win: +115
  • Spread: Reds -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSOH

Who Will Win Reds vs. White Sox?

Reds and White Sox Betting Trends

The Reds have won five of the nine games they were favored on the moneyline this season (55.6%).

Cincinnati has a 2-2 record (winning 50% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -134 or shorter.

The White Sox have entered the game as underdogs 24 times this season and won six, or 25%, of those games.

Chicago has a record of 4-14, a 22.2% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of +115 or more by bookmakers this season.

The Reds have played in 32 games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 17 times (17-15-0).

The White Sox and their opponents have hit the over in 18 of their 33 games with a total this season.

Reds Stats & Insights

The Reds have the No. 21 offense in baseball scoring 4.2 runs per game (135 total runs).

Cincinnati is third-worst in MLB play with 22 home runs.

The Reds are 16th in MLB with a .245 batting average.

Cincinnati’s 9.2 strikeouts per game rank 20th in the majors.

The Reds pitching staff is fourth in the majors with a collective 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings.

Cincinnati has the 25th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (4.98).

White Sox Stats & Insights

The White Sox have scored the 21st-most runs in the league this season with 135 (4.1 per game).

Chicago has hit 33 homers this season, which ranks 21st in the majors.

The White Sox rank 23rd in MLB with a .234 team batting average.

Chicago ranks 17th in strikeouts per game (8.8) among MLB offenses.

The White Sox average 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, first-most in the league.

Chicago has pitched to a 5.55 ERA this season, which ranks 28th in baseball.

Reds Key Players to Watch

Lodolo gets the start for the Reds, his seventh of the season. He is 2-1 with a 6.16 ERA and 44 strikeouts through 30 2/3 innings pitched.

Jonathan India is batting .280 with two home runs and 13 RBI for Cincinnati this season.

Jake Fraley leads Cincinnati in runs batted in (18) this season. He’s batting .239 while slugging .352.

TJ Friedl is batting .318 to lead Cincinnati this season.

Nick Senzel leads Cincinnati in home runs with three while driving in 13 runs and slugging .443.

White Sox Key Players to Watch

The White Sox will send Clevinger (2-2) to the mound for his seventh start this season.

Andrew Vaughn has racked up a team-best 20 runs batted in.

Luis Robert’s seven home runs lead his team.

Andrew Benintendi paces the White Sox with a team-high batting average of .265.

Eloy Jimenez has four doubles, four home runs and 10 walks while batting .258.

Reds and White Sox Injuries

Reds: Joey Votto: 10 Day IL (Bicep/shoulder), Fernando Cruz: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Connor Overton: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Tony Santillan: 60 Day IL (Back), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tejay Antone: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Dunn: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

White Sox: Yoán Moncada: 10 Day IL (Back), Romy Gonzalez: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Burger: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Liam Hendriks: 15 Day IL (Illness), Garrett Crochet: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Matt Foster: 60 Day IL (Forearm)

Reds vs. White Sox Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Reds 5, White Sox 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs
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