Chicago White Sox vs New York Yankees Prediction MLB Picks 5/18/24

New York Yankees (31-15) vs Chicago White Sox (14-31)

Game Info: Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Luis Gil (4-1) (2.51) vs Brad Keller (0-1) (2.84)

Betting Odds: New York Yankees -280 / Chicago White Sox +230 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Chicago White Sox vs New York Yankees prediction for this MLB game on Saturday, May 18th at Yankee Stadium in New York. To formulate this prediction for game two in the series, we will examine:

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

White Sox Look to Continue Improved Play 

The Chicago White Sox are 14-31 this season and they have won six of their last nine games. Chicago dropped game one in this series on Friday night and only scored two runs in the loss. Prior to this series, the White Sox won two out of three against Washington, won three out of four against Cleveland, and lost two out of three against Tampa Bay. Chicago has won three of their last four series, but they are still last in the AL Central behind the Guardians, Royals, Twins, and Tigers.

The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.45 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a .241 opponent batting average. The White Sox offense has scored 130 runs with a .217 batting average and a .276 on base percentage. Andrew Vaughn is batting .213 with three home runs and 15 RBI’s for the White Sox this season. Chicago is last in the MLB in runs scored this season, but they have scored at least three runs in six of their last nine games. 

Yankees Go for Six in a Row

The New York Yankees are 31-15 this year and they have won five games in a row. New York won game one in this series by a score of 4-2 on Friday night. Prior to this series, the Yankees swept the Twins in three games, won two out of three against the Rays, and won two out of three against the Astros. New York has won 11 of their last 13 games and they are currently leading the AL East by one game over Baltimore. 

The New York pitching staff has a 2.87 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a .215 opponent batting average. The Yankees offense has scored 220 runs with a .255 batting average and a .336 on base percentage. Aaron Judge is batting .267 with 12 home runs and 30 RBI’s for the Yankees this season. New York is first in the MLB in team ERA and they have allowed a total of three runs in their last four games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Chicago is Brad Keller, who is 0-1 with a 2.84 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP over 12.2 innings pitched this year. Keller has allowed four earned runs and 10 hits over 12.2 innings in four appearances this year. The projected starting pitcher for New York is Luis Gil, who is 4-1 with a 2.51 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP over 43.0 innings pitched this season. Gil has allowed a total of one earned run in his last three starts (18.1 IP). 

Why the New York Yankees will win

The Yankees have won each of their last nine Saturday day games against AL Central opponents.The White Sox have lost eight of their last nine road games against American League opponents.The Yankees have covered the run line in each of their last six games against AL Central opponents following a win.The White Sox have failed to cover the run line in five of their last six road games against American League opponents.

Total Runs Facts

Seven of the White Sox's last eight games as underdogs have gone UNDER the total runs line.Each of the Yankees' last four games against AL Central opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Yankees' last six home games.The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the White Sox's last three day games at Yankee Stadium.

Matchup/League Facts

The New York Yankees rank 2nd in the league for walks this season (182).The New York Yankees rank 2nd in the league for opponent batting average this season (.215).The Chicago White Sox rank 30th in the league for RBI's this season (119).The Chicago White Sox rank 30th in the league for batting average this season (.217).

Chicago White Sox vs New York Yankees Prediction 

New York comes into this game looking to win their sixth game in a row and they have been one of the best teams in the MLB this season. The Yankees have the best team ERA in the MLB and they will turn to Luis Gil, who has been dominant in his last three outings. Chicago has played better recently, but they are still last in the MLB in runs scored. Chicago is just 4-17 on the road and I can’t trust them to score consistently. My Chicago White Sox vs New York Yankees prediction is for the Yankees to win by at least two runs. 

David’s Pick Yankees -1.5

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