Guardians vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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Guardians vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, May 24, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Cleveland Guardians (21-27) host the Chicago White Sox (20-30) Wednesday to close out a three-game series. The Guardians are favored (-140) to win the rubber match, which starts at 1:10 PM ET from Progressive Field.

Cal Quantrill will get the ball for Cleveland while Chicago will counter with Michael Kopech.

Guardians vs. White Sox Odds

  • Guardians odds to win: -140
  • White Sox odds to win: +120
  • Spread: Guardians -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2023
  • Time: 1:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSGL

Who Will Win Guardians vs. White Sox?

Guardians and White Sox Betting Trends

The Guardians have won 46.4% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (13-15).

In games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -140 or shorter, Cleveland has a 7-6 record (winning 53.8% of its games).

The White Sox have won nine, or 28.1%, of the 32 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

This season, Chicago has won four of its 17 games, or 23.5%, when it’s the underdog by at least +120 on the moneyline.

The Guardians have had an over/under set by oddsmakers 47 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 18 of those games (18-28-1).

The White Sox and their opponents have hit the over in 23 of their 49 games with a total this season.

Guardians Stats & Insights

The Guardians are the second-lowest scoring team in MLB action averaging 3.5 runs per game (169 total).

Cleveland has hit the fewest home runs in MLB play this season (30).

The Guardians’ .225 batting average ranks 28th in MLB.

Cleveland strikes out the least in baseball, averaging 7.1 per game.

The 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Guardians pitching staff ranks 29th in MLB.

Cleveland has a 3.83 team ERA that ranks ninth among all MLB pitching staffs.

White Sox Stats & Insights

The White Sox rank 20th in the majors with 207 total runs scored this season.

Chicago’s 52 home runs rank 19th in Major League Baseball.

The White Sox have a team batting average of .240 this season, which ranks 19th among MLB teams.

Chicago ranks 13th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.3 Ks per contest.

The White Sox average 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, sixth-most in the league.

Chicago has pitched to a 4.91 ERA this season, which ranks 26th in baseball.

Guardians Key Players to Watch

The Guardians are sending Quantrill (2-2) to the mound to make his 10th start of the season. He is 2-2 with a 4.06 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 51 2/3 innings pitched.

Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland with a .272 batting average. He’s also hit six homers and has 25 RBI.

Steven Kwan is batting .258 with an OBP of .344 and a slugging percentage of .344 this season.

Josh Naylor leads the club in homers (seven) and runs batted in (32) this season.

Josh Bell is batting .230 with an OBP of .346 and a slugging percentage of .348 this season.

White Sox Key Players to Watch

Kopech (2-4) will take the mound for the White Sox, his 10th start of the season.

Luis Robert has a team-high 13 homers.

Andrew Vaughn’s 31 runs batted in lead his team.

Andrew Benintendi has a team-best batting average of .278.

Jake Burger is batting .257 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), Luis Robert: day-to-day (Hip)

Guardians vs. White Sox Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Guardians 5, White Sox 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs
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