White Sox vs. Guardians Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, May 17, 2023

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White Sox vs. Guardians Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, May 17, 2023

MLB Predictions

Led by Luis Robert (four-game homer streak), the Chicago White Sox (15-28) are favorites versus the Cleveland Guardians (19-22) Wednesday at 8:10 PM ET. Oddsmakers have named the White Sox as -138 favorites for the game, which airs on NBCS-CHI.

Chicago’s Mike Clevinger gets the start, and he’ll go against Cleveland’s Peyton Battenfield.

White Sox vs. Guardians Odds

  • White Sox odds to win: -138
  • Guardians odds to win: +119
  • Spread: White Sox -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
  • Time: 8:10 PM ET

Who Will Win White Sox vs. Guardians?

White Sox and Guardians Betting Trends

The White Sox have been the moneyline favorite 12 total times this season. They’ve gone 6-6 in those games.

Chicago has gone 1-2 when playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -138 or shorter (33.3% winning percentage).

The Guardians have entered the game as underdogs 14 times this season and won seven, or 50%, of those games.

Cleveland has a record of 2-2 in games where oddsmakers have it as underdogs of at least +119 on the moneyline.

The White Sox have played in 42 games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 22 times (22-17-3).

The Guardians and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 15 of their 40 opportunities.

White Sox Stats & Insights

The White Sox have the No. 19 offense in baseball scoring 4.3 runs per game (183 total runs).

Chicago ranks 15th in MLB play with 47 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.

The White Sox have the 16th-ranked batting average in the majors (.242).

Chicago strikes out 8.4 times per game to rank 14th in baseball.

The pitching staff for the White Sox has a collective 9.8 K/9 to pace the majors.

Chicago has a 5.40 team ERA that ranks 29th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Guardians Stats & Insights

The Guardians have scored the 29th-most runs in the league this season with just 145 (3.5 per game).

Cleveland ranks last in Major League Baseball with just 23 home runs as a team.

The Guardians rank 27th in MLB with a team batting average of just .228.

Cleveland is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking second with an average of 7.5 strikeouts per game.

The Guardians strike out just 7.5 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 29th in MLB.

Cleveland has the seventh-best ERA (3.82) in the majors this season.

White Sox Key Players to Watch

The White Sox will send Clevinger (2-3) to the mound to make his ninth start of the season. He is 2-3 with a 4.79 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 41 1/3 innings pitched.

Robert is batting .274 this season with a team-high 12 home runs.

Andrew Vaughn leads Chicago in runs batted in with 30 while batting .242 with four homers.

Andrew Benintendi has 41 hits this season and a slash line of .272/.333/.338.

Jake Burger has 19 hits and an OBP of .329 to go with a slugging percentage of .680 this season.

Guardians Key Players to Watch

The Guardians will hand the ball to Battenfield (0-4) for his sixth start of the season.

Steven Kwan has eight doubles, a triple, a home run and 22 walks while hitting .275.

Josh Naylor has hit six home runs with 26 runs batted in. Both lead his team.

Josh Bell is hitting .224 with nine doubles, three home runs and 25 walks.

Andres Gimenez has seven doubles, a triple, three home runs and seven walks while hitting .234.

White Sox and Guardians Injuries

White Sox: Eloy Jiménez: 10 Day IL (Appendix), Elvis Andrus: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Billy Hamilton: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Liam Hendriks: 15 Day IL (Illness), Matt Foster: 60 Day IL (Forearm)

Guardians: Aaron Civale: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Triston McKenzie: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Cody Morris: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Josh Naylor: day-to-day (Leg)

White Sox vs. Guardians Prediction

  • Score Prediction: White Sox 6, Guardians 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs
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