Chicago White Sox vs New York Yankees Prediction MLB Picks 5/17/24

New York Yankees (30-15) vs Chicago White Sox (14-30)

Game Info: Friday, May 17, 2024 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Nestor Cortes (1-4) (4.02) vs Mike Clevinger (0-1) (5.40)

Betting Odds: New York Yankees -286 / Chicago White Sox +235 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees meet Friday in MLB action from Yankee Stadium. Here’s a Chicago White Sox vs New York Yankees prediction. This will be the first installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Chicago White Sox recent form and player performance

• The New York Yankees recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Chicago White Sox

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the New York Yankees

• Recent betting trends in games played between the White Sox and Yankees

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the White Sox vs Yankees game

Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

The White Sox are coming off a series versus the Washington Nationals this week. Chicago split the first two installments of that set 6-3 (loss) and 4-0 (win) before a 2-0 shutout win to take the series on Wednesday. The Sox’ Garrett Crochet posted 5.0 clean frames in that one with three hits, three walks and six strikeouts to his credit.

For the Friday starting pitcher role, the White Sox will send out Mike Clevinger. This year Clevinger is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in two starts. He’s got five Ks in 6.2 innings. Clevinger has a career record of 60-40 with a 3.47 ERA in 154 games (140 starts).

New York Yankees Betting Preview

Over on the Yankees’ side, they played three games versus the Minnesota Twins this week. New York played well in the first two installments of that series with wins 5-1 and 4-0. In the Thursday finale the Yankees bagged another shutout win, this time 5-0 to take the sweep. Clarke Schmidt posted 8.0 innings with three hits, no walks and eight Ks in the victory.

As starting pitcher for Friday’s matchup, the Yankees are sending out Nestor Cortes. This year Cortes is 1-4 with a 4.02 ERA and 51 strikeouts over 53.2 innings in nine starts. Cortes is 25-15 with a 3.84 career ERA in 113 games (65 starts).

White Sox vs Yankees Injury Notes

White Sox 3B Bryan Ramos (quadricep) was out of the lineup for Wednesday’s game versus the Nationals. 3B Yoan Moncada (thigh) has been participating in baseball activities for approximately the last week.

Yankees 3B DJ LeMahieu (foot) should be starting his rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset on Friday.

Why the New York Yankees will win

  • The Yankees have won nine of their last 10 home games against AL Central opponents.
  • The White Sox have lost seven of their last eight road games against American League opponents.
  • The Yankees have covered the run line in each of their last five games against AL Central opponents.
  • The White Sox have failed to cover the run line in four of their last five games as road underdogs against American League opponents.

New York Yankees Player Prop Facts

  • Gleyber Torres has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Yankees' last seven games at Yankee Stadium against AL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Aaron Judge has hit a home run in three of the Yankees' last four home games against AL opponents.
  • Gleyber Torres has scored at least one run in each of the Yankees' last eight night games against AL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Nestor Cortes Jr. has recorded seven strikeouts in each of his three previous appearances with the Yankees as favorites against the White Sox.
  • Gleyber Torres has recorded at least one hit in each of the Yankees' last 13 night games against AL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Gleyber Torres has recorded at least one total base in each of the Yankees' last 13 night games against AL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jose Trevino has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Nestor Cortes Jr. has recorded a win in each of his last three appearances against AL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Aaron Judge ranks T6th in the league in Home Runs (11) this season.

Chicago White Sox Player Prop Facts

  • Tommy Pham has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five road appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Tommy Pham has scored a run in four of his last five appearances with the White Sox as underdogs against AL East opponents.
  • Andrew Vaughn has recorded two or more total bases in each of the White Sox's last six night games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Mike Clevinger has recorded five or more strikeouts in four of his last five appearances in night games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Andrew Vaughn has recorded at least one hit in each of the White Sox's last nine games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Luis Robert has hit at least one home run in five of his last 11 appearances against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Andrew Vaughn has recorded a Double in three of the White Sox's last four games as underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Nicky Lopez has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight appearances with the White Sox as road underdogs.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The New York Yankees rank 2nd in the league for ERA this season (2.91).
  • The New York Yankees rank 2nd in the league for opponent batting average this season (.214).
  • The Chicago White Sox rank 30th in the league for RBI's this season (117).
  • The Chicago White Sox rank 30th in the league for batting average this season (.216).

Chicago White Sox vs New York Yankees

I’ll probably just stick with the Yankees here, but the line's too thick to mess with. Clevinger should be okay if he’s on point, though. In his last outing May 11, Clevinger finished with one earned run on four hits and no walks in 4.2 innings. His only other appearance this season was 2.0 frames in a loss, giving up three earned on six hits and four walks.

As for the Yankees, on Thursday they jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead after the first inning and held the Twins to just three hits the rest of the way. The pitching was great overall, and it would be nice to see a good effort from Cortes to kick off this series. He’s given up four earned in two of his last three starts (both losses) though, so Cortes certainly has his work cut out for him.

Andrew’s Pick New York Yankees -286

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