Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Guardians - 8/19/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Cleveland Guardians (63-55) vs Chicago White Sox (61-57)

Game Info: Friday, August 19, 2022 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)

Triston McKenzie (8-9) (3.14) vs Lance Lynn (3-5) (5.62)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians -172 / Chicago White Sox +125 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Guardians face off on Friday in an MLB game at Progressive Field. 

Cleveland comes into this game with a 63-55 record overall but they have lost two of their last three games. In the last game, they were trailing heading into the 8th inning, but the Guardians scored six runs, and that was enough to win by four runs. The Guardians pitching is giving up only 4.13 runs per game which is 11th in the league. Jose Ramirez has hit 22 home runs and driven in 98 RBIs. 

The White Sox come into this game with a 61-58 record overall but they looked really bad in their last game. On Thursday against the Houston Astros, the pitching really struggled giving up 21 runs and that led to the defeat. The Astros are averaging 4.37 runs while their pitching staff is giving up 4.13 runs per game. Andrew Vaughn has hit 13 home runs and driven in 58 RBIs so far this year. 

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On the mound for the White Sox will be Lance Lynn who sits with a 3-5 record and an ERA of 3.62. In his last start against the Detroit Tigers, he went six innings giving up five hits and two runs.

On the mound for Cleveland is Triston McKenzie who sits with an 8-9 record and an ERA of 3.14. In his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays, he went 6.2 innings giving up five hits and two runs. 

Cleveland is 5-1 in McKenzie’s last six starts on five days of rest. The over is 5-1 in Lynn’s last six Friday starts. The Guardians are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series. The White Sox are 7-1 in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning record.

McKenzie has been strong this season and Cleveland has won five of his last six starts on five days rest. The White Sox’s bats are going to be ice cold here, and that is going to be the difference as Cleveland gets the job done. Back the Guardians on the money line. 

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