The Cleveland Guardians (14-14) and Chicago White Sox (14-13) clash Monday for an 8:10 p.m. ET first pitch to open a 3-game series at Guaranteed Rate Field. Let’s analyze Tipico Sportsbook‘s lines around the Guardians vs. White Sox odds with MLB picks and predictions.
Season series: Cleveland leads 3-0 and has outscored Chicago 19-5.
The Guardians are coming off taking 3 of 4 games against the Toronto Blue Jays and are 7-2 over their last 9 outings. Cleveland’s road OPS of .748 ranks second in MLB.
The Pale Hose are coming off back-to-back series sweeps, and they tote a 6-game win streak into this set against Cleveland.
Guardians at White Sox projected starters
RHP Zach Plesac vs. RHP Michael Kopech
Plesac (1-3, 4.44 ERA) makes his 6th start of the season. He has a 1.41 WHIP, 2.7 BB/9 and 5.5 K/9 through 26 1/3 IP.
- Has allowed 10 ER in his last 8 2/3 IP.
- Current White Sox batters own a .779 OPS against him.
Kopech (0-0, 1.17 ERA) owns 1.04 WHIP, 4.3 BB/9 and 9.0 K/9 through 23 IP across 5 starts.
- Pitched 4 shutout frames at the Chicago Cubs Tuesday in his last outing.
Guardians at White Sox odds and lines
- Money line: Guardians +145 (bet $100 to win $145) | White Sox -180 (bet $180 to win $100)
- Run line (RL): Guardians +1.5 (-145) | White Sox -1.5 (+120)
- Over/Under (O/U): 7.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Guardians at White Sox picks and predictions
White Sox 5, Guardians 4
Cleveland has batting and pitching/defense support numbers that make for a club playing 2 or 3 games over .500, so its record figures to be a tad underrated. However, the juice here is drowning out any value potential AVOID.
TAKE CLEVELAND +1.5 (-145).
The Guardians own a fine .759 OPS over their 7-2 surge. They’ve played better on the road than their 7-9 mark would indicate.
Peg both offenses as being a bit undervalued, and both bullpens could use a day to reset and they’re not getting one.
BACK THE OVER 7.5 (-110).