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White Sox vs Guardians Odds & Picks (Sep. 15)

Blair Johnson

by Blair Johnson in MLB Baseball

Sep 14, 2022 · 8:37 PM PDT

Eloy Jimenez and Elvis Andrus celebrate a home run
Sep 13, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez (74) celebrates with shortstop Elvis Andrus (1) after hitting a three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
  • The White Sox and Guardians face off in a makeup game at Progressive Field on Thursday, September 15th
  • The Pale Hose are still very much in contention for the AL Central title, while the Guardians lead the division  by four games
  • Read below for the White Sox vs Guardians odds and betting preview

The Chicago White Sox (73-70, 38-33 away) face the Cleveland Guardians (76-65, 36-30 home) on Thursday at Progressive Field in a makeup game between a pair of division rivals. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 pm ET.

Chicago’s interim skipper Miguel Cairo sends Lance Lynn to the mound, while Cleveland manager Terry Francona counters with Hunter Gaddis in Thursday’s MLB lineups.

White Sox vs Guardians Odds

Team Runline Moneyline Total
Chicago White Sox TBD -155 TBD
Cleveland Guardians TBD +130 TBD

Odds as of September 14th at Caesars Sportsbook. Claim the Caesars Sportsbook promo code.

The White Sox are the betting favorite in this one. Chicago is currently a -155 road favorite over the division-leading Guardians. Cleveland is listed as a +130 home underdog. The game total and runline remain off the board as of Wednesday night.

 

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Chicago vs Cleveland Probable Pitchers

The 34-year-old Lynn — who finished third in AL Cy Young Award balloting in 2021 — missed the first two-plus months of the season after an MRI revealed a slight tear in a knee tendon. Since his return in mid-June, the South Siders have gone 10-7 with the big right-hander on the bump. He’s tossed eight quality starts, including four in a row and five of his last six.

The two-time All-Star has been especially sharp in his last three turns, going 3-0 with a 0.45 ERA over 20 innings. He went six innings last Saturday against the A’s, allowing three hits, no earned runs and a walk while striking out five in a 10-2 victory.

Meantime, Gaddis is being recalled from AAA Columbus to make the spot start on Thursday. The 24-year-old got roughed up in his big league debut back on August 5th against Houston. The Astros greeted the rookie with seven hits and eight earned runs over his 3.1 innings of work in an eventual 9-3 loss.

The 6-foot-6 behemoth is 7-5 with a 4.15 ERA in 22 games — including 21 starts — for Columbus and Class AA Akron. He’s struck out 145 and walked 41 in 110.2 innings. The franchise drafted Gaddis in the fifth round in 2019 out of Georgia State. He is one of 15 rookies to make their big league debut this year for the first-place team.

Lynn vs Gaddis Stats

Glenn Otto
VS
Trevor Rogers
6-5 Record 0-1
4.07 ERA 21.60
3.64 xERA 8.80
26.4% K% 10.5%

The White Sox lost five straight at the end of August. But after Miguel Cairo took over for Tony La Russa as interim manager (after the Hall of Fame skipper needed to address a medical issue), Chicago have won 10 of their last 14 games. For a team that underachieved for the first five months of the season, the Pale Hose are now hitting their stride.

Recent waiver pickup Elvis Andrus has hit .305, six doubles, 5 homers, 20 RBI in 23 games since joining the clubs. Plus, Dylan Cease (10-4, 1.17 ERA, .162 opponent’s batting average in his last 19 starts) is the odds-on favorite to win the AL Cy Young Award this season. Andrus — part of a pair of World Series teams in Texas early in his career — is excited to be back in the postseason chase.

The Pale Hose are coming off a two-game series split with the Rockies in Colorado.

Meantime, José Ramírez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning on Wednesday — his 27th of the season to go along with 111 RBI — as the Guardians beat the Angels 5-3 for their sixth straight win.,

Cleveland has +5500 odds to win the Fall Classic, while Chicago is at +8000 in the World Series odds.

CWS vs CLE Last 10 Meetings

Date Home Team Away Team Score
8/20/22 Guardians White Sox CWS, 2-0
8/19/22 Guardians White Sox CLE, 5-2
7/24/22 White Sox Guardians CWS, 6-3
7/23/22 White Sox Guardians CWS, 5-4
7/23/22 White Sox Guardians CLE, 7-4
7/22/22 White Sox Guardians CLE, 8-2
7/13/22 Guardians White Sox CWS, 2-1
7/12/22 Guardians White Sox CWS, 7-0
7/12/22 Guardians White Sox CLE, 4-1
7/11/22 Guardians White Sox CLE, 8-4

White Sox vs Guardians Prediction

Following the game against Chicago, Cleveland a five-game series against Minnesota over the weekend. Then three more games against the White Sox in Chicago next week. With a seemingly overmatched rookie on the mound for the home team, the smart money is on Lynn in this one.

Pick: Rangers ML (+115)

 

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