White Sox vs Guardians Prediction - MLB Picks 8/5/23

Cleveland Guardians (53-56) vs Chicago White Sox (43-67)

Game Info: Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)

() () vs Michael Kopech (4-10) (4.49)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians -152 / Chicago White Sox +120 --- Over/Under: 9 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 it was the Guardians that were able to secure the 4-2 victory. 

White Sox Building for the Future

The White Sox are using the rest of this season to get a look at some of the prospects they have in the minor league system. I would expect in the coming weeks, they continue to call up some of their young guys to try and get them some major league experience. In the last series against the Rangers the White Sox lost all three games, and they scored only four runs total in the three games. The White Sox are averaging 4.09 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.97 runs per game. Luis Robert has hit 29 home runs and driven in 60 RBIs. On the mound for the White Sox will be Michael Kopech who sits with a 4-10 record and an ERA of 4.49. His last start against Cleveland he went five innings giving four hits and three runs. 

White Sox Betting Trends

  • The White Sox have lost each of their last seven road games against American League opponents.
  • The White Sox have failed to cover the run line seven of their last eight road games against American League opponents that held a losing record.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the White Sox's last three games.
  • The White Sox have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last five night games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • The White Sox have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last five games.

Guardians Battling

The Guardians know they aren’t going to make the playoffs through a wildcard spot, so they have to win the American League Central. The Guardians are coming off a series against the Houston Astros and they scored only five runs total. The Guardians are averaging 4.09 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.10 runs per game. The offense is ranked 25th while the pitching is ranked 4th. Josh Naylor has hit 15 home runs and driven in 79 RBIs. 

Guardians Betting Trends

  • The Guardians have lost three of their last four games as favourites against the White Sox following a win.
  • The Guardians have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last 10 night games against the White Sox at Progressive Field following a win.
  • The Guardians have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last five Saturday night games against American League opponents that held a losing record.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Guardians' last four night games against AL Central opponents.

White Sox and Guardians Facts

  • The Cleveland Guardians ranks 2nd in the league for home runs allowed this season (111).
  • The Cleveland Guardians ranks 3rd in the league for triples this season (22).
  • The Chicago White Sox ranks 29th in the league for walks allowed this season (430).
  • The Chicago White Sox ranks 4th in the league for strikeouts this season (1044).

Shane’s Free Pick

The White Sox have lost seven of the last eight starts by Kopech and they have failed to give him any run support. He also gave up three runs in the last start and he’s going to give up even more than that here. The Guardians are going to find success in this series and that will include a victory here. Back the Guardians on the money line to cash here. 

Shane’s Pick Guardians ML

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