Guardians vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, May 22, 2023

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Guardians vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, May 22, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Cleveland Guardians (20-26), led by the red-hot Jose Ramirez and his two-game homer streak, are -124 favorites to pick up a win over the Chicago White Sox (19-29) Monday at 6:10 PM ET, live from Progressive Field and broadcast on BSGL.

Hunter Gaddis gets the starting nod for Cleveland while Jimmy Lambert is Chicago’s starter for the contest.

Guardians vs. White Sox Odds

  • Guardians odds to win: -124
  • White Sox odds to win: +105
  • Spread: Guardians -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, May 22, 2023
  • Time: 6:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSGL

Who Will Win Guardians vs. White Sox?

Guardians and White Sox Betting Trends

The Guardians have won 46.2% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (12-14).

Cleveland has a 10-10 record (winning 50% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -124 or shorter.

The White Sox have been underdogs in 30 games this season and won eight (26.7%) of those contests.

Chicago has entered 23 games this season as the underdog by +105 or more and is 4-19 in those contests.

The Guardians have combined with opponents to go over the total 18 times this season for an 18-26-1 record against the over/under.

So far this season, the White Sox and their opponents have hit the over in 23 of their 47 games with a total.

Guardians Stats & Insights

The Guardians have the No. 28 offense in baseball scoring 3.6 runs per game (164 total runs).

Cleveland is last in MLB play with 28 home runs.

The Guardians’ .226 batting average ranks 27th in the majors.

Cleveland’s hitters strike out 7.2 times per game, the fewest strikeouts in MLB.

The pitching staff for the Guardians has a collective 7.6 K/9, the second-worst in MLB.

Cleveland’s 3.93 team ERA ranks ninth among all MLB pitching staffs.

White Sox Stats & Insights

The White Sox have scored the 16th-most runs in the league this season with 203 (4.2 per game).

Chicago has hit 51 homers this season, which ranks 17th in the majors.

The White Sox have a team batting average of .243 this season, which ranks 18th among MLB teams.

Chicago ranks 12th in strikeouts per game (8.3) among MLB offenses.

The White Sox strike out 9.6 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, fourth-best in MLB.

Chicago has the 27th-ranked ERA (5.00) in the majors this season.

Guardians Key Players to Watch

Gaddis will start for the Guardians, his first of the season.

Ramirez leads Cleveland with a batting average of .280. He’s also hit six home runs with 25 RBI.

Steven Kwan is batting .263 with an OBP of .348 and a slugging percentage of .346 this season.

Josh Naylor leads Cleveland in home runs (seven) and runs batted in (31) this season while batting .221.

Josh Bell is batting .231 with an OBP of .342 and a slugging percentage of .353 this season.

White Sox Key Players to Watch

Lambert has been named the starter for the White Sox and will make his first start this season.

Luis Robert paces the White Sox with 13 home runs.

Andrew Vaughn has put up 31 runs batted in to pace his team.

Andrew Benintendi has racked up a team-best batting average of .280.

Jake Burger is hitting .280 with six doubles, a triple, 10 home runs and seven walks.

Guardians and White Sox Injuries

Guardians: Aaron Civale: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Peyton Battenfield: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Triston McKenzie: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Cody Morris: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

White Sox: Billy Hamilton: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Eloy Jiménez: 10 Day IL (Appendix), Elvis Andrus: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Mike Clevinger: 15 Day IL (Wrist), Liam Hendriks: 15 Day IL (Illness), Matt Foster: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Hanser Alberto: day-to-day (Shoulder)

Guardians vs. White Sox Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Guardians 6, White Sox 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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