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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox Picks, Predictions, Odds

The Los Angeles Dodgers (35-19) will take on the Chicago White Sox (25-27) Tuesday for game-one of a three-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 8:10 PM ET at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois and can be viewed on TBS.  

Score Prediction

White Sox 4, Dodgers 3

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox Betting Predictions

The Los Angeles Dodgers enter this matchup first in the NL West standings, two games ahead of the second place Padres. Los Angeles most recently went 2-2 SU in a four-game series with the Mets and have lost five of their last seven games. The offense has averaged four runs per game over that stretch, a bit below their season average of 5.37 runs per game. The Dodgers bullpen also struggled over the last seven games with an ERA of 4.85, way above their season ERA of 2.91. Right-handed pitcher Mitch White is expected to start on Tuesday. White is 1-1 in eight games this season with an ERA of 4.79 and has given up 17 hits, 11 earned runs, and struck out 22 batters in 20.2 innings.  

The Chicago White Sox are currently third in the AL Central standings, five games behind the Minnesota Twins for first place. Chicago went 2-1 SU in their most recent series against Tampa Bay, but have gone 4-6 SU in their last 10 games. The offense has struggled all season, averaging just 3.65 runs per game. Their bullpen has given up 28 runs over the past five games and have a season ERA of 4.11. The right-hander Michael Kopech is expected to take the mound Tuesday. Kopech is 1-2 in nine games this season with an ERA of 2.20 and has given up 23 hits, 11 earned runs, and struck out 43 batters in 45.0 innings of work. 

For as tough as it is to bet against the Dodgers, I like Chicago to take game-one in this series. Kopech is coming off his worst start of the year, but has been solid on the season and even went seven scoreless innings against the Yankees on May 22nd. The Dodgers bullpen has given up 14 runs over their last two games and I expect that struggle to carry over into this one. Backing the White Sox in this matchup.

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox Betting Odds

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox Betting Resources

  • Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022
  • Matchup: NL West vs. AL Central
  • Stadium: Guaranteed Rate Field
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • TV-Time: TBS - 8:10 p.m.

Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Analysis

Los Angeles is having a great season and have gone 35-19 SU, 31-23 ATS, and have an O/U record of 24-27-3. The Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last seven games on the road. Following this trend, Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in their last five games against the White Sox. The total has gone over in four of their last five games when playing on the road against Chicago. Going against this trend, the total has gone under in five of their last seven against an AL Central opponent.  

The Dodgers offense has been a nightmare for opposing pitchers. As a team Los Angeles has a batting average of .251 (6th), on base percentage of .333 (2nd), slugging percentage of .428 (1st), and have scored 290 runs (1st). Right fielder Mookie Betts is having a great season with a batting average of .303 (64-211), 16 home runs, and 39 RBIs. The shortstop Trea Turner has also been productive with a batting average of .299 (63-211), six home runs, and 44 RBIs.  

Los Angeles’ bullpen ranks as one of the best in the league this season. As a team they are allowing opponents a batting average of .219 (3rd), have a WHIP of 1.09 (2nd), and have an ERA of 2.91. Right-handed pitcher Mitch White is expected to start on Tuesday. White is 1-1 in eight games this season with an ERA of 4.79 and has given up 17 hits, 11 earned runs, and struck out 22 batters in 20.2 innings of work. In his most recent outing against the Pirates, White struck out seven batters in 5.0 innings while allowing four hits and three runs.  

Chicago White Sox Betting Analysis

After winning back-to-back games against the Rays the White Sox are now 25-27 SU, 23-29 ATS, and have an O/U record of 23-26-3. The total has gone over in six of Chicago’s last seven games. Following this trend, the total has gone over in 10 of their last 15 games against the Dodgers. Chicago is 3-6 SU in their last nine games and 11-13 SU at home this season.  

Chicago’s offense has struggled to get much going this season. As a team the White Sox have a batting average of .240 (17th), on base percentage of .294 (27th), slugging percentage of .363 (24th), and have scored 190 runs (27th). The shortstop Tim Anderson has been the White Sox best hitter with a batting average of .356 (58-163), five home runs, and 19 RBIs. First baseman Jose Abreu has done a nice job bringing in runs with a batting average of .255 (48-188), seven home runs, and 23 RBIs.  

The White Sox bullpen has not seen much success this season. As a team they are allowing opponents a batting average of .247 (22nd), have a WHIP of 1.40 (26th), and have an ERA of 4.11 (20th). The right-hander Michael Kopech is expected to take the mound Tuesday. Kopech is 1-2 in nine games this season with an ERA of 2.20 and has given up 23 hits, 11 earned runs, and struck out 43 batters in 45.0 innings. In his most recent outing, Kopech struck out four batters in 3.0 innings while giving up six hits and five earned runs to the Blue Jays.  

Key Players to Watch

  • LAD: Trea Turner - SS (Last Game: 2-4, HR, R, 2 RBI)
  • LAD: Mookie Betts - OF (Last Game: 0-5)
  • CWS: Luis Robert - OF (Last Game: 3-5, 2B, RBI)
  • CWS: Jose Abreu - 1B (Last Game: 2-4, R, BB)

Probable Pitchers

  • LAD: Mitch White - RHP (1-1, 4.79 ERA, 22 K, 1.21 WHIP)
  • CWS: Michael Kopech - RHP (1-2, 2.20 ERA, 43 K, 1.02 WHIP)

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox Betting Conclusion

I like the value of the White Sox moneyline in this matchup. Kopech has been putting in solid work on the mound this season and has what it takes to keep the Dodgers bats at bay. Mitch White has not been great for the Dodgers by any means this season and I expect Chicago to take advantage. Backing the White Sox moneyline here.   

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