Phillies vs White Sox Prediction - MLB Picks 4/17/23

Chicago White Sox (6-10) vs Philadelphia Phillies (6-10)

Game Info: Monday, April 17, 2023 at 7:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)

Lance Lynn (0-1) (7.31) vs Zack Wheeler (0-1) (4.02)

Betting Odds: Chicago White Sox +105 / Philadelphia Phillies -125 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia Phillies will play the Chicago White Sox in Game 1 of their series on Monday night at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois.

Phillies Preview

The Philadelphia Phillies are 6-10 this season and they have lost five of their last eight games. Philadelphia is coming off of a series split against the Reds, where both teams won two games. The Philadelphia pitching staff has a 5.48 ERA, a 1.57 WHIP, and a .271 opponent batting average this year. The Phillies offense has scored 75 runs with a .293 batting average and a .348 on base percentage. Alec Bohm is batting .350 with three home runs and 14 RBI’s for the Phillies. The projected starting pitcher for Philadelphia is Zack Wheeler, who is 0-1 with a 4.02 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP over 15.2 innings pitched this season.

White Sox Preview

The Chicago White Sox are 6-10 this season and they have lost five of their last seven games. Chicago is coming off of a series loss against Baltimore, where they lost two out of three games in the series. The Chicago pitching staff has a 5.72 ERA, a 1.66 WHIP, and a .270 opponent batting average. The White Sox offense has scored 74 runs with a .261 batting average and a .316 on base percentage this year. Luis Robert is batting .277 with five home runs and 11 RBI’s for the White Sox. The projected starting pitcher for Chicago is Lance Lynn, who is 0-1 with a 7.31 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP over 16.0 innings pitched this season. 

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Philadelphia is 15-6 in their last 21 Monday games and 1-7 in their last 8 games following a win. The over is 6-2 in Philadelphia’s last 8 game one’s of a series. Chicago is 5-16 in their last 21 games against the NL East and 2-8 in their last 10 interleague home games. The over is 7-0-1 in Chicago’s last 8 home games. Philadelphia is 9-4 in these two teams last 13 head to head meetings.


Both of these teams come into this game with a 6-10 record and have struggled in recent games. These teams have struggled with pitching, as both have a team ERA above 5.50. Chicago is starting Lance Lynn, who has allowed 11 runs over is last 10.1 innings pitched. Philadelphia is starting Zack Wheeler, who has allowed three runs over his last 11.1 innings pitched. I like the Phillies in this matchup. 

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