Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Guardians - 8/20/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Cleveland Guardians (63-55) vs Chicago White Sox (61-58)
Game Info: Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 6:10 pm (Progressive Field)
Shane Bieber (8-6) (3.25) vs Johnny Cueto (5-5) (2.78)
Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians -156 / Chicago White Sox +120 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Guardians face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at Progressive Field. On Friday the White sox jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but Cleveland came back and were able to secure the 5-2 victory.
The White Sox come into this game with a 61-59 record overall and they really need to win the next two games or they will start to slide even farther in the standings. The White Sox’s offense hasn’t been great, but even worse has been the pitching and they are giving up 4.48 runs per game which is 22nd in the league. Andrew Vaughn has hit 13 home runs and driven in 58 RBIs.
On the other side of this matchup is the Guardians who sit in 1st place in the American League Central with a record of 64-55. The Guardians have won two games in a row because of the offense. Overall Cleveland is averaging 4.38 runs per game which is 16th in the league. The pitching is ranked 11th and is giving up 4.11 runs per game. On Friday Andres Giminez drove in two runs.
On the mound for the White Sox is Johnny Cueto who sits with a 5-5 record and an ERA of 2.78. In his last start against the Houston Astros, he went eight innings giving up six hits and two runs.
On the mound for the Guardians is Shane Bieber who sits with an 8-6 record and an ERA of 3.18. In his last start against the Torton Blue Jays, he went seven innings giving up eight hits and two runs.
The White Sox are 6-0 in their last six games during Game 2 of a series. The under s 5-1 Bieber’s last home starts.
There were only seven runs scored on Friday, and I expect even less than that here. Cueto sits with an ERA of 2.78, and Bieber in his last start gave up only two runs. Look for both offenses to have their bats be ice cold here, and the under is going to cash with ease.