Yankees vs White Sox Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/18

Yankees vs White Sox Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/18

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Chicago White Sox vs. New York Yankees

Get ready for an exciting game between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees look to continue their strong performance and secure another home victory.


Game Overview:

  • Date: May 18, 2024
  • Time: 10:05 AM
  • Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
  • Line: NYY -280
  • Over/Under: 8.5


Team Breakdown:

Chicago White Sox:

The Chicago White Sox have struggled this season, especially on the road. With a record of 4-16 away from home, they face a tough challenge against the Yankees.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Paul DeJong (6 HR)
  • Batting Average: Gavin Sheets (.230 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Andrew Benintendi (14 RBI)

Despite some individual performances, the White Sox have struggled to generate consistent offense and have faced challenges with their pitching depth.

New York Yankees:

The New York Yankees have been impressive this season, particularly at home. With a 13-6 home record and a dominant pitching staff, they are in a strong position.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Aaron Judge (11 HR)
  • Batting Average: Juan Soto (.302 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Juan Soto (34 RBI)

Aaron Judge's power and Juan Soto's all-around hitting make the Yankees' lineup formidable, and their pitching staff has been excellent this season.


Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
CHW (14-30) +230 o8.5 (+110) +1.5 (+110)
NYY (30-15) -280 u8.5 (-130) -1.5 (-130)



In this matchup, we predict that the New York Yankees will win. Here's why:

The Yankees have a significant advantage with Luis Gil on the mound. Gil has been outstanding with a 4-1 record, a 2.51 ERA, and a 1.09 WHIP, showcasing his ability to dominate opposing hitters.

In contrast, the White Sox's Brad Keller has struggled with control, evidenced by his 2.84 ERA and a high WHIP of 1.18 over a limited sample size. The Yankees' powerful lineup, featuring Aaron Judge and Juan Soto, is well-equipped to take advantage of Keller's struggles.

The Yankees' overall performance this season, particularly at home, has been impressive. Their pitching depth and offensive firepower make them heavy favorites in this matchup.

Pick: Yankees ML

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