White Sox vs. Yankees - 8/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (58-44) at Chicago White Sox (49-52)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 2:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
I Nova (3-3) (3.37) vs. J Samardzija (8-5) (3.94)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -121 / New York Yankees +111 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TBS, YES, WGN
The New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The New York Yankees look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Yankees have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Yankees have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Brett Gardner leads New York with 106 hits and 47 RBI while Chase Headley and Alex Rodriguez have combined for 104 RBI. The New York Yankees have split their last six road games. Ivan Nova gets the ball, and he’s 3-3 with a 3.38 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Nova is 2-1 with a 2.73 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox look to remain hot after winning six of their last eight games. The White Sox have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The White Sox have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Melky Cabrera leads Chicago with 114 hits and 52 RBI while Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton have combined for 87 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have lost five of their last six home games. Jeff Samardzija takes the hill, and he’s 8-5 with a 3.94 ERA and 111 strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 0-0 with a 1.08 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 14-3 in their last 17 during game 3 of a series and 0-5 in Novas last 5 starts as an underdog. The White Sox are 1-4 in their last 5 Sunday games and 4-1 in Samardzijas last 5 starts. The Yankees are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Chicago.
Nova has yet to find his footing since returning from injury, which isn't a good thing against a White Sox club that's tearing the cover off the ball. I trust Samardzija a lot more here and like the Sox to win this series.