Despite an injury-wracked lineup, the New York Yankees remain very competitive, even spending most of the season on top of the American League East division. The Yankees are +175 to win their division. The White Sox, on the other hand, are looking to keep in step with the Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central, which the White Sox are +6000 to win.
Game by Game Betting Preview for the New York Yankees vs Chicago White Sox Regular-Season Series Running from June 13-16 2019
Where: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago
Game 1 Thursday, June 13, 8:10 PM EST
Game 2 Friday, June14, 8:10 PM EST
Game 3 Saturday, June 15, 7:10 PM EST
Game 4 Sunday, June 16, 2:10 PM EST
Line: New York Yankees vs Chicago White Sox – view all MLB lines
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Starters: J.A. Happ (6-3, 4.48 ERA) vs. Ivan Nova (3-5, 6.28 ERA)
Happy had a solid outing in his first start this June, as he allowed an earned run (a home run) on four hits in 7.0 innings of a 6-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on the road on Jun. 6. Happ has allowed just two earned runs (both homers) in his last 12.0 innings on the mound. Nova will pitch against his former team after allowing four earned runs on six hits in 5.1 innings of a 6-4 road loss to the Kansas City Royals on Jun. 7. He is 0-3 with a 9.39 ERA in five starts at home this season.
DJ LeMahieu is 6-for-9 in career vs. Nova.
Tim Anderson is 7-for-13 with a homer and a triple in career vs. Happ.
Prediction: Yankees win, 6-4.
Starters: TBA vs. Lucas Giolito (9-1, 2.28 ERA)
Giolito continues to have a fantastic season. In his last start, he mowed down Kansas City’s batting lineup, as he tossed 7.2 innings of scoreless baseball while striking out 11 Royals hitters in a 2-0 road win on Jun. 8.. He hasn’t allowed a run in his last 15 innings on the hill, as he also blanked the Cleveland Indians in a 2-0 win at home in 7.1 innings of mound duty on Jun. 2. Giolito, however, allowed four earned runs on six hits in 5.0 innings in a 9-6 road win over the New York Yankees back in April.
Yankees hitters are batting a collective .262 in career vs. Giolito.
Tim Anderson is hitting .358 at home this season, as of this writing.
Prediction: White Sox wins, 5-3.
Starters: CC Sabathia (3-3, 3.96 ERA) vs. Reynaldo Lopez (4-6, 6.21 ERA)
Sabathia had a tough outing in his last start against his former team, giving up four earned runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings of an 8-4 road loss to Cleveland on Jun. 8. He has allowed seven earned runs in his last 13.0 innings on the mound. He was on top of his game though the last time he met the White Sox, blanking Chicago while allowing just a hit in a 4-0 win at home back in April. Lopez went 6.0 innings deep in his last start and surrendered just an earned run on four hits while striking out 11 in a 5-2 road win over the Royals on Jun. 9.
Gleyber Torres is 2-for-5 in career vs. Lopez.
Wellington Castillo is 3-for-10 with a homer in career vs. Sabathia.
Prediction: Yankees win, 5-3.
Starters: Masahiro Tanaka (3-5, 3.42 ERA) vs. Odrisamer Despaigne (Career: 13-4, 4.94 ERA)
Tanaka didn’t have his a-game with him in his last start. He allowed four earned runs on six hits in a 4-3 road loss to Toronto on Jun. 4. He will look to do better against the White Sox, who also rocked him last April during a 5-2 home loss in which he yielded five earned runs on seven hits in just 4.0 innings. Despaigne is a new addition to the White Sox’s rotation. The 32-year-old Cuban has a 13-24 record in 106 total game appearances with 4.94 ERA and 1.41 WHIP.
Prediction: Yankees win, 6-3.
Writer’s Overall Series Prediction
Yankees take three of four games.
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