Pirates vs. White Sox - 6/15/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (28-33) at Pittsburgh Pirates (34-27)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)
C Rodon (2-0) (2.66) vs. F Liriano (3-5) (3.25)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -172 / Chicago White Sox +162 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CHI, ROOT-PIT
The Chicago White Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates begin a four-game series Monday night.
The Chicago White Sox need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The White Sox have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The White Sox have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 64 hits and 40 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Alexei Ramirez have combined for 49 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have lost five of their last six road games. Carlos Rodon gets the nod, and he’s 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. This will be Rodon’s first career game against the Pirates.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Pirates have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Pirates have won four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Starling Marte and Andrew McCutchen have combined for 126 hits and 82 RBI while Neil Walker has 23 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won four straight home games. Francisco Liriano takes the hill, and he’s 3-5 with a 3.25 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. Liriano is 5-4 with a 4.99 ERA and 55 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series and 4-0 in Rodons last 4 starts as an underdog. The Pirates are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 3-10 in Lirianos last 13 starts. The White Sox are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh and 8-1 in the last 9 meetings overall.
Liriano has won just three of his last 13 starts, and Rodon has been great this season in an underdog role. What's not to like with this much plus money? I'm backing the Sox on the road.