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Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Picks, Predictions, Odds

Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Betting Analysis

The Orioles host White Sox at Camden Yards for Game second of a three-game series on Wednesday, August 24th.

Chicago is sitting in the third place of the American League Central standings at 62-61 overall and 32-30 away from Guaranteed Rate Field, which trails Cleveland by four games for the division lead. The Orioles start Wednesday’s play with a 64-58 record and 36-23 ledger at home, good for fourth place in the American League East, trailing the Yankees by 11 games.

Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Betting Prediction

The White Sox send RHP Lucas Giolito to the hill against Baltimore’s 17th ranked scoring offense on Wednesday night (4.30 RSPG), who’s having his worst campaign since 2018 sitting 9-7 with a 5.34 ERA in 22 starts this season (1.53 WHIP), despite posting a 4-2 record with a 3.54 ERA across his first nine starts of the year (1.41 WHIP).

On the flip side, the Orioles send RHP Spenser Watkins to the mound against Chicago’s 20th ranked scoring offense tonight (4.20 RSPG), who’s posted lackluster numbers since getting called up for Baltimore, considering he went 2-7 with an 8.07 ERA in 16 appearances last season (1.70 WHIP); and he’s 4-3 with a 4.04 ERA across 16 starts this season (1.33 WHIP).

I’ll take Baltimore moneyline here, as Watkins has tossed five innings or more and allowed one run or less in six of his last nine outings for the Orioles (4-2, 2.81 ERA), which already includes a winning performance against Chicago (5 IP, 0 ER); likely presenting an uphill battle for the White Sox and Giolito, who’s 6-6 with a 6.64 ERA across his last 15 starts (1.65 WHIP).

Score Prediction: Orioles 6, White Sox 4
Best Bet: Orioles ML (+100)

Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Betting Odds

Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Betting Resources

  • Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
  • Matchup: AL Central vs. AL East
  • Venue: Camden Yards
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Time-TV: 7:05 p.m. ET – FS1

Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles – Current Form

The White Sox split their last two series against Cleveland and Houston, producing a 3-3 mark across that stretch. The White Sox also had a makeup game against Kansas City wedged in between their series opener against Baltimore, and they lost both of those contests, making them 3-5 in their last eight. The Orioles have won back-to-back series against the Red Sox and Blue Jays, excluding their solo outing against the Cubs (L, 3-2), making them 5-3 in their last eight matchups.

Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles – Pitching Matchup

Chicago: Lucas Giolito (9-7, 5.34 ERA)

Chicago’s right-hander Lucas Giolito takes the mound for his 23rd start of the season. Giolito looks to improve on a 9-7 record and 5.34 ERA in 116.1 innings, while striking out 132, walking 44 batters, and posting a 1.53 WHIP. Giolito lost his most recent start against the Astros, as he surrendered seven runs on eight hits, one walk, and five strikeouts during the White Sox’ 16-run home loss on August 18 (L, 21-5). Pitching on the road this season, Giolito is 5-2 with a 4.17 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP, 27 walks and 73 strikeouts over 62.2 innings in 12 starts.

Baltimore: Spenser Watkins (4-3, 4.04 ERA)

Baltimore’ right-hander Spenser Watkins takes the mound for his 17th start of the season. Watkins looks to improve on a 4-3 record and 4.04 ERA in 78 innings, while striking out 48, walking 22 batters, and posting a 1.33 WHIP. Baltimore’s 29-year-old right-hander lost his last start, which came at home against the Cubs August 18th. He tossed 5.2 innings, allowing one run on five hits and two strikeouts in a 3-2 Orioles' loss. Watkins owns a 1-2 home record this season in nine starts at Camden Yards. In those outings, he has posted a 4.35 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP, 10 walks, and 21 strikeouts in 39.1 innings of work.

Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles – Series History

The White Sox dominated last year's season series, posting a 7-0 mark over the Orioles. However, Baltimore has defeated the White Sox in four of five meetings this season.

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