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2021 MLB Handicapping
(63-51) New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox (67-48)
Date: Thursday, August 12th, 2021
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL
Projected Pitchers: Andrew Heaney (NYY) vs. Lance Lynn (CHI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Yankees +150 | White Sox -160
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: White Sox -1.5 (-110)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9.5
A pair of teams in the thick of the AL playoff picture kick off a weekend series with a neutral site tilt at the Field of Dreams in Iowa.
New York is trying to make a late climb into the wild card race while Chicago maintains a strong lead in the AL Central.
New York Yankees
The Yankees have won 7 of their 8 series since the All-Star break and continue to climb their way back into contention. New York is now 63-51, placing them at 3rd in the AL East and 6 games back from the Rays for the division lead. In the wild card race they are only 2 games back from the Red Sox.
At the trade deadline the Yankees were very aggressive and brought in lefty sluggers Anthony Rizzo and Joey Gallo to try and help bolster the right handed dominant lineup.
The Yankees are without Anthony Rizzo, Gleyber Torres, Gio Urshela, Clint Frazier and Gary Sanchez from their position players while Domingo German, Jordan Montgomery and Gerrit Cole are out in the rotation. The team continues to deal with a COVID outbreak which has sidelined 12 players this season for the team.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox dropped their last 2 games on the road to Minnesota but still find themselves in a comfortable spot. On the season, Chicago is 67-48 which gives them a 10.5 lead in the AL Central.
Chicago bolstered their bullpen at the trade deadline by acquiring Ryan Tepera and Craig Kimbrel from the Cubs. The big arms should give the White Sox a loaded pen and a dangerous 1-2 punch to close out games.
Reigning AL MVP Jose Abreu leads the White Sox offensively with team high 22 HR’s and 84 RBI’s (2nd in the league). Shortstop Tim Anderson is the teams most consistent batter with a .299 average on 123 hits.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Yankees are 63-51 overall
- Yankees are 31-26 on the road
- White Sox are 67-48 overall
- White Sox are 38-20 at home
New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction:
New York has struggled most of the year putting runs on the board and facing a White Sox team that is clicking is going to be a challenge.
Lynn leads the AL in ERA and has been shutting down teams all season long.
The White Sox are getting healthy while the Yankees are the walking wounded.
Give the edge to Chicago’s best on Thursday.
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