Yankees vs White Sox Prediction - MLB Picks 8/7/23

Chicago White Sox (45-68) vs New York Yankees (58-54)

Game Info: Monday, August 7, 2023 at 8:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)

Dylan Cease (4-5) (4.61) vs Gerrit Cole (10-2) (2.64)

Betting Odds: Chicago White Sox +105 / New York Yankees -135 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox face off on Monday in an MLB showdown at Guaranteed Rate Field. 

Yankees Fight For Playoffs

The Yankees are in the middle of the playoff fight, and this is a series they really need to have a sweep. On Sunday the Yankees pitching wasn’t good giving up nine runs and that led to the defeat. The Yankees offense was good though scoring nine runs and that was enough. The Yankees are averaging 4.32 runs per game while their pitching is giving up 4.28 runs per game. The offense is ranked 21st while the pitching is ranked 13th. On the mound for the Yankees will be Gerrit Cole who sits with a 10-2 record and an ERA of 2.64. In his last start against the Rays he went seven innings giving up four hits and two runs. Over his last four starts he has given up only five runs total. 

White Sox Showing Some Life

The White Sox are showing some life and part of the reason is because the Guardians defensive error. They were down to their last out on Sunday when the Guardians threw a ball in the dirt from third to first base, and it gave them new life. They ended up scoring three runs in the inning and ended up winning 5-3. The White Sox are averaging 4.1 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.94 runs per game. The offense is ranked 25th while the pitching is ranked 25th. On the mound for the White Sox will be Dylan Cease who sits with a 4-5 record and an ERA of 4.61. In his last start against the Texas Rangers he went 1.2 innings giving up seven hits and seven runs. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The White Sox are going to really struggle to get going here. Gerrit Cole has been lights out, especially as of late and he’s going to lockdown in this game. Cease in his last start gave up seven runs and he’s going to be dominated in this game. The Yankees will score eight or nine runs total here, and this is going to be a blowout victory. Back the Yankees on the run line to cash. 

Shane’s Pick Yankees -1.5

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