White Sox vs Guardians Moneyline Prediction 7/2

White Sox vs Guardians Moneyline Prediction 7/2

Game Summary

The Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Guardians face off on July 2, 2024, at 6:41 PM. The game will take place at Progressive Field, home of the Guardians. The White Sox, with a record of 39-44, are striving to turn their season around, while the Guardians, standing at 42-41, aim to strengthen their position in the AL Central. This matchup is critical for both teams as they look to gain momentum.

 

Odds and Betting Lines

Market Odds
Chicago White Sox Moneyline +164
Cleveland Guardians Moneyline -196

 

Pitching Probables

Pitcher W-L ERA Strikeouts
Dylan Cease (CHW) 6-6 3.90 120
Shane Bieber (CLE) 8-4 3.45 112

 

Team Previews

Chicago White Sox

The White Sox's hitting has been inconsistent, with key players like Luis Robert and Tim Anderson struggling to find their rhythm. Their relief pitching has been a mixed bag, while their fielding has shown gaps. Dylan Cease, the probable starter, has been a bright spot with his strikeout ability, but he needs more support from the lineup.

Cleveland Guardians

The Guardians have had a solid season, thanks in part to their strong hitting lineup led by José Ramírez and Franmil Reyes. Their relief pitching has been reliable, and their fielding has been above average. Shane Bieber continues to be a dominant force on the mound, and his consistency gives the Guardians a significant edge.

 

Projected Starting Lineups

# White Sox Guardians
1 Tim Anderson Myles Straw
2 Yoan Moncada Amed Rosario
3 Jose Abreu José Ramírez
4 Yasmani Grandal Franmil Reyes
5 Andrew Vaughn Josh Naylor
6 AJ Pollock Owen Miller
7 Leury Garcia Andrés Giménez
8 Adam Engel Austin Hedges
9 Reese McGuire Steven Kwan

 

Betting Trends

  • White Sox are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
  • Guardians are 6-4 in their last 10 games.
  • White Sox are 2-8 in their last 10 games against the Guardians.
  • Guardians are 5-1 in their last 6 home games.

 

Recent Games

White Sox Score Result
vs. Tigers 5-6 L
vs. Twins 2-4 L
vs. Twins 3-1 W
vs. Tigers 6-2 W
vs. Royals 4-3 W
Guardians Score Result
vs. Twins 5-4 W
vs. White Sox 3-2 W
vs. White Sox 1-5 L
vs. Twins 4-2 W
vs. Tigers 3-1 W

 

Team Rankings

Category White Sox Guardians
Hitting 21st 10th
Starting Pitching 15th 8th
Relief Pitching 18th 12th
Fielding 22nd 9th

 

Significant Betting Stats

  • White Sox are 2-5 in their last 7 road games.
  • Guardians are 4-1 in Bieber's last 5 starts.
  • White Sox are 1-6 in Cease's last 7 starts against AL Central teams.
  • Guardians have won 7 of their last 10 games against the White Sox.
  • White Sox have scored 3 or fewer runs in 4 of their last 5 games.

 

Prediction

The Guardians' strong recent form and home advantage, combined with Shane Bieber's reliability, make them the favorites in this matchup. The White Sox's struggles against AL Central opponents and their inconsistency at the plate further support this prediction.

Pick: Cleveland Guardians to win (-196)
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