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23-12 (13-7 V) Chicago White Sox vs. New York Yankees 14-19 (10-9 H)
Date: Friday, May 13, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, Bronx New York
Projected Pitchers: Chris Sale, LHP vs. Luis Severino, RHP
MLB Moneyline Odds: White Sox -146
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7
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This series marks a meeting of two teams on different trajectories. The White SOx under performed last season, finishing a disappointing 10 games under .500 and missing the playoffs by 10 games.
The Yankees on the other hand, defied expectations with an aging core and snuck in as a wildcard.
Oh my how a year can change things. As these teams head into their weekend series, they find themselves in vastly different positions.
Let’s take a look at how it might shake out.
Chcago White Sox
If you asked most experts who might be in first place come this point in the season, there’s a good chance a large number would’ve said the Sox.
The White Sox though? Probably not.
They have surprised as the AL’s best team and are led by the AL’s best pitcher.
Were it not for his North Side counterpart, Jake Arrieta, we would probably be talking about Sale as the most dominant starter in baseball.
Sale has come away with the W in each of his 7 starts to date. Only once has he failed to complete 7 innings.
While the strikeout totals are fairly pedestrian by his standards (47 in 50.1 IP) he has maintained a ridiculous 0.77 WHIP.
On the offensive side of the ball, their splashy trade deadline addition Todd Frazier leads the team with 11 long flies.
They’ve also experienced bounce back campaigns from Adam Eaton and Brett Lawrie, the former of which has been a revelation in right field leading baseball in Defensive Runs Saved by a wide margin (15, while the second best sits at 9).
New York Yankees
On the other side of the diamond, the Yankees defied age and expectation last season en route to a playoff berth.
This year though, they enter the action with the third lowest win total in baseball and one of the league’s worst rotations.
Luis Severino, tonight’s starter, showed immense promise last year. While his future still remains very bright, he has struggled mightily to date and could likely benefit from some seasoning in the minors.
His 6.12 ERA represents the 7th worst total among qualified starters.
The hitters haven’t been much better. Only new acquisition Starlin Castro has managed to exceed .275 in the batting average department and only Carlos Beltran has hit more than 5 home runs so far.
The good news is that after a lengthy absence from Aroldis Chapman, the Yankees finally get to deploy their 3-headed monster in the bullpen.
If they can find a way to keep the game close they will have a chance to pull out the victory, but they haven’t been able to keep many games close. Their season-to-date run differential currently sits at -23.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- White Sox are 5-0 in their last 5 games following an off day
- White Sox are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record
- White Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series
- Yankees are 6-1 in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600
- Yankees are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. American League Central
- Yankees are 1-4 in Severinos last 5 home starts
Free Chicago White Sox vs. New York Yankees MLB Prediction:
Sale is due for a letdown performance at some point in the near future, but these aren’t’ your parents’ New York Yankees and they will struggle against the lefty tonight.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER the Number
I think Sale limits the Yankees to a run or two and the Sox roll to victory in this one.
MLB Free Score Prediction: White Sox 6 – Yankees 2
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