Cleveland Guardians (82-67) vs. Chicago White Sox (76-73)
September 22, 2022 8:10 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago White Sox +115 / Cleveland Guardians -152; Over/Under: +7
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The Cleveland Guardians and the Chicago White Sox meet in an AL Central division matchup in MLB action from Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday night.
The Cleveland Guardians will be looking to build on their 8-2 win over the White Sox from Wednesday’s matchup. Jose Ramirez has 153 hits, 28 home runs and 115 RBIs along with a .277 batting average while Owen Miller has a .246 batting average with 25 doubles as well this season. Ramirez also has 42 doubles and Steven Kwan has 153 hits with 22 doubles as well as a .298 batting average this season. Ramirez has 4 triples while Amed Rosario has 7 triples as well as a team-high 167 hits and Andres Gimenez has a .299 batting average on the year. Shane Bieber will start here and is 11-8 with a 2.83 ERA and 184 strikeouts this season.
The Chicago White Sox will try to bounce back and salvage something here after another loss to Cleveland on Wednesday. Jose Abreu has 15 home runs, along with 72 RBIs, 174 hits and 35 doubles while Luis Robert has a .284 batting average with 108 hits, 12 home runs and 56 RBIs and Andrew Vaughn has 17 home runs, 73 RBIs, a .286 batting average and 28 doubles this season. A.J. Pollock’s also added 54 RBIs and 24 doubles on the year for Chicago. Johnny Cueto will start here and is 7-8 with a 3.09 ERA and 88 strikeouts this season.
Cleveland is 14-3 in their last 17 games overall and 9-2 in their last 11 games following a win while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 division games. Chicago is 6-1 in their last 7 games following a loss and 13-6 in their last 19 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record.
I get the reasoning for backing either side in this game as both teams are still in the playoff race, but the White Sox just looked over it in Wednesday’s loss while the Guardians seem to be going in to finish the job. I think this is just a spot where you back the hotter team so give me the Guardians here.