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Chicago White Sox vs. New York Yankees - 8/6/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Yankees (68-42) at Chicago White Sox (41-70)
Date & Time Monday August 6, 2018, 8:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Chicago White Sox +205 / New York Yankees -222 --- Over/Under: 9.5
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MLB | New York Yankees (68-42) at Chicago White Sox (41-70)
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The New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox meet Monday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The New York Yankees could use a victory here in order to snap a rough five-game losing streak. The Yankees have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The New York Yankees have lost eight of their last 10 games when allowing at least four runs. Offensively, Giancarlo Stanton leads the Yankees with 120 hits and 67 RBI while Miguel Andujar and Didi Gregorius have combined for 217 hits and 113 RBI. Lance Lynn gets the ball, and he is 7-8 with a 4.89 ERA and 105 strikeouts this season. Lynn is 2-1 with a 2.67 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.

The Chicago White Sox look to stay hot while building on a solid four-game winning streak. The White Sox have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Chicago White Sox have won six of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 114 hits and 63 RBI while Yolmer Sanchez and Tim Anderson have combined for 197 hits and 89 RBI. Dylan Covey gets the ball, and he is 4-7 with a 5.57 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. This will be Covey’s second career game against the Yankees.

The Yankees are 23-10 in their last 33 Monday games, 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The White Sox are 10-25 in their last 35 during game 1 of a series, 1-5 in their last 6 Monday games and 1-7 in Coveys last 8 starts. The Yankees are 17-8 in the last 25 meetings and the over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Chicago.

This price is insane given the way both teams played last week, especially when you add the fact the Yankees played late Sunday night, have to travel and are coming off a brutal blown save against their rival. I will take the over here. Lynn was good in his Yankee debut, but he's not the greatest pitcher in the world, and Covey has given up 13 runs in his last nine innings. Covey is also allowing a .277 batting average on the season, and the Yankees offense showed signs of life last night. I can't get down with the prices on the side, so I'll take the over with two shaky pitchers.

Over 9.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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