Reds vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, May 7, 2023

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Reds vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, May 7, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Cincinnati Reds (14-19) and the Chicago White Sox (11-23) meet in the rubber match of a three-game series on Sunday at 4:10 PM ET. The Reds are -128 favorites on the moneyline to win the series over the White Sox (+108).

Graham Ashcraft takes the mound for Cincinnati while Michael Kopech is Chicago’s starter for the contest.

Reds vs. White Sox Odds

  • Reds odds to win: -128
  • White Sox odds to win: +108
  • Spread: Reds -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023
  • Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSOH

Who Will Win Reds vs. White Sox?

Reds and White Sox Betting Trends

The Reds have won 60% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (6-4).

When it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -128 or shorter, Cincinnati has a 4-2 record (winning 66.7% of its games).

The White Sox have won six, or 24%, of the 25 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

This season, Chicago has won four of its 21 games, or 19%, when it’s the underdog by at least +108 on the moneyline.

In the 33 games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the Reds, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 17 times (17-16-0).

So far this season, the White Sox and their opponents have hit the over in 18 of their 34 games with a total.

Reds Stats & Insights

The Reds have the No. 21 offense in MLB play scoring 4.2 runs per game (140 total runs).

Cincinnati has hit 23 home runs this season, the third-lowest total in baseball.

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

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

The Reds pitching staff ranks fifth in MLB with a collective 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings.

Cincinnati has a 4.92 team ERA that ranks 26th among all MLB pitching staffs.

White Sox Stats & Insights

The White Sox have scored the 23rd-most runs in the league this season with 138 (4.1 per game).

Chicago has hit 35 homers this season, which ranks 19th in the majors.

The White Sox rank 22nd in MLB with a .234 team batting average.

Chicago ranks 17th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.7 Ks per contest.

The White Sox have a 10.3 K/9 this season as a staff, which is best in baseball.

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

Reds Key Players to Watch

Ashcraft makes the start for the Reds, his seventh of the season. He is 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings pitched.

Jonathan India is batting .298 with two home runs and 13 RBI for Cincinnati this season.

TJ Friedl leads Cincinnati in batting average (.324) and home runs (three) this season, while also driving in 16 runs.

Jake Fraley leads Cincinnati in runs batted in (18) this season. He has a .239 batting average and a .352 slugging percentage.

Nick Senzel is slugging .419 this season, with a team-best three homers while driving in 13 runs.

White Sox Key Players to Watch

Kopech (0-3) will take the mound for the White Sox, his seventh start of the season.

Luis Robert has put up a team-high seven home runs.

Andrew Vaughn has capitalized on opportunities as he leads his team with 20 runs batted in.

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

Eloy Jimenez is hitting .258 with four doubles, four home runs and 10 walks.

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), Jake Fraley: day-to-day (Back)

White Sox: Yoán Moncada: 10 Day IL (Back), Romy Gonzalez: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Eloy Jiménez: 10 Day IL (Appendix), 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 4, White Sox 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 9.5 runs
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