Chicago White Sox vs. New York Yankees - 7/31/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (57-43) at Chicago White Sox (49-51)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
N Eovaldi (10-2) (4.27) vs. C Rodon (4-3) (4.09)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -110 / New York Yankees +100 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Chicago, YES
The Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees face off on Friday in Chicago for game one of their MLB series.
The Chicago White Sox have been one of the hotter teams in baseball and they return home from a road trip. The White Sox are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 24-22 at home, and they are 11.5 games out in the American League Central but just 3.5 games out in the AL Wildcard. As a team the White Sox are hitting .249 with Jose Abreu hitting .295, Melky Cabrera hitting .282, and Avisail Garcia hitting .268. The White Sox pitching staff has an ERA of 3.80 with the starters at 3.93 and the bullpen at 3.50. For game one against the Yankees the White Sox start Carlos Rodon who has allowed 78 hits and 35 earned runs while striking out 83 over 77 innings for a 4-3 record and a 4.09.
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The New York Yankees continue to lead the American League East but they have lost their last two games. The Yankees are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 27-27 on the road, and they have a six game lead over the Blue Jays and the Orioles. As a team the Yankees are hitting .257 with Brett Gardener hitting .291, Alex Rodriguez hitting .278, and Chase Headley hitting .270. The Yankees pitching staff has an ERA of 3.93 with the starters at 4.32 and the bullpen at 3.22. For game one at Chicago the Yankees start Nathan Eovaldi who has allowed 135 hits and 53 earned runs while striking out 80 over 111.2 innings for a 10-2 record and a 4.27 ERA.
Chicago is 5-1 against the AL East, 0-4 in their last four against a team with a winning record, and 0-4 in their last four home games. New York is 4-1 in game one of a series, 7-2 against the AL Central, and 6-1 in Eovaldi’s last seven starts. New York has won their last five meetings with Chicago.
With the total set at 8.5 my free pick in this one is going to be the under as both of these pitchers can hold their own. I also have a strong play on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.