The New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox begin their four-game series on Thursday night from Guaranteed Rate Field. New York is coming off a quick back-to-back clash with the Blue Jays, winning both occasions. Meanwhile, the White Sox just ended their clash with the Guardians, 1-1.
Nitrobetting covers the first of four games in this White Sox vs. Yankees preview. We share essential game details, team and player stats, and the latest MLB betting odds. Furthermore, we present timely betting trends and predictions that help you lock in on the best picks.
Yankees vs. White Sox Game Information
- When: Thursday, May 12, 2022, 7:20 PM ET
- Where: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL
- TV: MLB Network, YES, RSN
- Radio: WFAN 101.9 FM (Yankees) // WLS-AM 890 (White Sox)
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- MLB Odds: Yankees (+125) / White Sox (-145)
Why bet on the New York Yankees?
The Yankees pulled off a grand comeback win over Toronto last Tuesday, securing a walk-off homer from Aaron Judge in the bottom of the ninth to take the 6-5 victory. On Wednesday, the Yankees produced solid numbers in the fourth inning and scored three times to take the 5-3 win. Jameson Taillon recorded 5.1 innings with two earned on six hits and a walk in the start.
Luis Gil makes his season debut for the Yankees on Thursday night. The 23-year-old finished last season with a 1-1 record in six starts. He also documented a 3.07 ERA overall. Gil closed his run with 38 strikeouts in 29.1 innings.
The Yankees have a solid record against AL Central teams, finishing 39-13 in the last 52 contests. They also have a 20-7 record in their last 27 in game one of a series. As a team, New York is 35-16 in their last 51 games overall.
Why bet on the Chicago White Sox?
The hosts lost 12-9 to the Guardians on Monday night but quickly recovered with a 4-1 win in Game 2. Gavin Sheets got a homer in his second-straight game, while Tim Anderson got three hits and two RBI to help score the victory. Chicago was set to play the rubber match on Wednesday. However, the game was postponed due to several positive tests on Cleveland’s end.
Dylan Cease is likely to start for the White Sox on Thursday night. In his six starts this season, Cease is 3–1 with a 2.38 ERA. The 26-year-old pitcher also has 21 hits, nine earned, 13 walks, and 47 strikeouts in 34.0 innings.
Looking into Chicago, the team has a 0-5 record in their last five Thursday games and 2-5 in their last seven in the first game of a series. The under looks like a viable pick for the side after finishing 5-1 in Chicago’s last six in game one of a series.
Yankees vs. White Sox MLB Betting Trends
- The White Sox are 3-2 in their last five games at Guaranteed Rate Field.
- The White Sox are 1-2 in their last three games against the Yankees.
- The totals have gone under in three of the White Sox’s last five home games.
- The Yankees are 4-1 in their last five road games.
- The Yankees are 7-3 in their last ten road games against the White Sox.
- The totals have gone under in three of the Yankees’ last five road games.
Yankees vs. White Sox Betting Prediction
The Sox have home advantage and are the better team on paper. It’s worth going for them for the straight-up bets. Cease has gotten off to a solid start this year. He’s 1-0 over his last two appearances with one earned on five hits and three walks on top of 13.0 innings. Gil, on the other hand, starts to fire on all cylinders in Triple-A lately but the numbers have been discouraging. Gil closed his 2021 run on a positive note but is yet to return to the same form this season.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.