Cleveland Guardians vs Chicago White Sox Prediction MLB Picks 5/9/24

Chicago White Sox (9-28) vs Cleveland Guardians (24-13)

Game Info: Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 7:40 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)

Erick Fedde (2-0) (3.46) vs Ben Lively (1-1) (2.08)

Betting Odds: Chicago White Sox +130 / Cleveland Guardians -150 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Cleveland Guardians vs Chicago White Sox prediction for this MLB game on Thursday, May 9th at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. To formulate this prediction for game one in the series, we will examine:

  • The Guardians recent form and recent player performance 
  • The White Sox recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Cleveland
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Chicago
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Cleveland and Chicago
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Cleveland and Chicago

Guardians are Leading the AL Central 

The Cleveland Guardians are 24-13 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Cleveland is coming off of a series win against Detroit, where they won two out of three games and had a walk-off win in game three on Wednesday. Prior to that series, the Guardians won two out of three against the Angels, lost two out of three against the Astros, and lost two out of three against the Braves. Cleveland didn’t play their best against Detroit, but they still got a series win and they are leading the AL Central over the the Twins and Royals. 

The Cleveland pitching staff has a 3.53 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a .234 opponent batting average. The Guardians offense has scored 182 runs with a .240 batting average and a .313 on base percentage. Josh Naylor is batting .270 with nine home runs and 28 RBI’s for the Guardians this season. Cleveland is ninth in team ERA this year and they have allowed one run or fewer in three of their last five games. 

White Sox Finding Momentum?

The Chicago White Sox are 9-28 this year and they have won three of their last five games. Chicago is coming off of a series loss against the Rays, where they lost two out of three, but did win game three on Wednesday. Prior to that series, the White Sox won two out of three against the Cardinals, were swept by the Twins, and swept the Rays in three games. Chicago only has nine wins on the season, but they are 6-6 in their last 12 games. 

The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.88 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP, and a .249 opponent batting average. The White Sox offense has scored 107 runs with a .211 batting average and a .271 on base percentage. Andrew Benintendi is batting .194 with three home runs and 13 RBI’s for the White Sox this season. Chicago may have the lowest scoring offense in the MLB, but they have scored at least four runs in five of their last eight games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Cleveland is Ben Lively, who is 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP over 21.2 innings pitched this year. Lively has allowed one earned run in each of his last three starts. The projected starting pitcher for Chicago is Erick Fedde, who is 2-0 with a 3.46 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP over 39.0 innings pitched this year. Fedde has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three of his last four starts, but did allow five earned runs in his last outing against St. Louis. 

Cleveland Guardians vs Chicago White Sox Prediction 

Cleveland comes into this game leading the AL Central, but they were lucky to get two unearned runs in their comeback win on Wednesday against Detroit. The Guardians are 12-7 on the road, while Chicago is 5-12 at home. The White Sox got off to a miserable start this season, but they are 6-6 in their last 12 games. Cleveland is starting Ben Lively in this game and he has been outstanding in his outings so far this season. I think the Guardians will be able to hold this Chicago offense down and my Cleveland Guardians vs Chicago White Sox prediction is for the Guardians to win. 

David’s Pick Guardians ML

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