Cleveland Guardians vs Chicago White Sox Game 2 Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 12 (7/12): MLB

Cleveland Guardians vs Chicago White Sox Game 2 Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 12 (7/12): MLB

Credit: photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:10 p.m. EST
White Sox money line -170
White Sox run line -1.5 (-105)
Guardians money line +141
Guardians run line +1.5 (-115)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats

  Chicago White Sox Cleveland Guardians
Record 41-44 42-42
Road / home record 22-19 21-17
Last 10 record 5-5 3-7
Streak L1 L1
Over / under record 40-40-5 40-39-5
Runs / game 4.29 4.31
Runs allowed / game 4.73 4.42

Preview

The Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Guardians will play the 3rd game of the series at the Progressive Field on Tuesday night. The Guardians took the win 8-4 in the first game of the series. Jones drove in four runs in his first game at Progressive Field, leading Cleveland to the win.

Chicago White Sox

The White Sox get here with a 41-44 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.29 runs per game and allowing 4.73 runs. Jose Abreu leads with 10 home runs and 40 RBI while Andrew Vaughn is batting for .300 avg.

Dylan Cease leads the team with a 2.45 ERA, 133 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher: Dylan Cease (7-4, 2.45 ERA)

Cease will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the White Sox. Cease suffered the loss against Detroit on Thursday, giving up a run on three hits and a walk while striking out eight batters in six innings. He has a 2-3 record with an ERA of 5.79 and 30 strikeouts in 6 appearances against the Guardians in his career.

Cleveland Guardians

The Guardians get here with a 42-42 record and have lost 7 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.31 runs per game and allowing 4.42 runs. Jose Ramirez leads the team batting for .290 avg, 17 home runs and 66 RBI. 

Shane Bieber leads the pitching staff with a 3.44 ERA, 99 strikeouts and 3 wins recorded for the Guardians.

Probable Pitcher:  Konnor Pilkington (1-1, 4.08 ERA)

Pilkington will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Guardians. In his prior 10 appearances (seven starts) with Cleveland this season, Pilkington had a 1-1 record, a 4.08 ERA, a 1.67 WHIP, and a 34:20 K:BB across 35.1 innings.

BETTING TRENDS

Chi White Sox are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games on the road.

Chi White Sox are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games against Chi White Sox.

Cleveland Guardians are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home.

Prediction

The Guardians bounced back and started this home series with a win scoring 8 runs in the game. For Game 2 of the double-header they'll send Pilkington to the mound who's holding a 4.08 ERA in 7 starts this season. The White Sox continue to struggle against the Guardians as they're 1-5 in the last 6 head to head games. They'll send Dylan Cease to the mound who has been insane in his last 8 starts allowing only 3 runs in the last 45 innings pitched. The Guardians will struggle against them so expect the White Sox to avoid a third straight loss in Cleveland. Take Chicago.

PICK:  White Sox -1.5 (-105)

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