The Cleveland Guardians and the Chicago White Sox meet in an AL Central division matchup in MLB action from Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday.
The Cleveland Guardians will look to build on wins in 7 of their last 8 games after a 4-3 win over Toronto in their last game. Jose Ramirez leads the Guardians with 32 hits, 7 home runs and 30 RBIs along with a .311 batting average while Owen Miller has a .352 batting average with 10 doubles as well this season. Ramirez also has 8 doubles and Steven Kwan has 24 hits with 6 doubles as well as a .316 batting average this season. Zach Plesac will start here and is 1-3 with a 4.44 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season.
The Chicago White Sox will try to add to a 3-2 win over the Red Sox in their last game to extend their own winning streak. Tim Anderson leads the White Sox with 31 hits including 4 home runs, 5 doubles and a .337 batting average while Luis Robert and Andrew Vaughn each have 4 home runs as well with Vaughn and Jose Abreu each have a team-leading 12 RBIs. Michael Kopech will start here and is 0-0 with a 1.17 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season.
Cleveland is 5-0 in their last 5 division games and 3-7 in their last 10 road games while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games as an underdog. Chicago is 5-0 in their last 5 games as a favorite and 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 5-0-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite.
I get why you’d look the way of the White Sox here on the surface as Kopech has good numbers on the surface, but he’s not really going deep into games and there’s only so many times the pitching can bail you out if you’re Chicago. As much as the Guardians have struggled at times, they’re still pretty good offensively and could provide some value here. Give me the Guardians and the plus money.