Phillies vs White Sox Prediction - MLB Picks 4/18/23

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

Game Info: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 4:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)

Lance Lynn/Lucas Giolito vs Zack Wheeler/Bailey Falter

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The Philadelphia Phillies will play the Chicago White Sox in a doubleheader on Tuesday 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 in Game 1 is Zack Wheeler, who is 0-1 with a 4.02 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP over 15.2 innings pitched this season. The projected starting pitcher for Philadelphia in Game 2 is Bailey Falter, who is 0-2 with a 4.80 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP over 15.0 innings pitched this year. 

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 in Game 1 is Lance Lynn, who is 0-1 with a 7.31 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP over 16.0 innings pitched this season. The projected starting pitcher in Game 2 for Chicago is Lucas Giolito, who is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP over 15.0 innings pitched this season. 

Trends

Philadelphia is 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday 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.

Pick

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. I think the Phillies have the edge in Game 1 with Zack Wheeler on the mound and I like the over in Game 2 with Falter/Giolito going head to head. 

David’s Pick Game 1: Phillies ML Game 2: Over 8.5

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