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White Sox -1 +140 over Cleveland

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White Sox -1½ +140 over Cleveland

7:10 PM EST. Lance Lynn (RHP - CWS) is still working his way back from a knee injury and has only started five games this season, with his last outing coming last Wednesday in Minnesota. Lynn did not factor in the wild 9-8 Minnesota win, but he did continue to confuse hitters with another four strikeouts over five innings with just two walks. Since returning from the IL, Lynn has 26 Ks to only seven free passes across his 27 innings. Other encouraging signs include his xERA which is almost a run and a half lower than his surface number and an unlucky 58.6% strand rate. Lynn is currently under the radar and he’s underpriced. Much like his teammates.

The White Sox are two games under .500 with the All-Star break around the corner, which is not where they were prognosticated to be here in 2022. In fact, the South Siders were supposed to be the class of the AL Central (again) and were favored in the -200 range to win that division. At 41-43, the White Sox trail the Twins by 5 games with the Guardians sandwiched between them. However, that gap is now razor-thin.

Cleveland has fallen hard after going on a 5-14 run over its last 19 games and now sits just a half-game up on the South Side. 19 Games ago, the Guardians were tied with the Twins for first place in the division. Now they are in a total free fall.

The Guardians will send Cal Quantrill (RHP - CLE) to try and stop the bleeding, but that might be a bit much to ask. In his last start, Quantrill was tagged for six runs on eight hits over four innings in a losing effort against Detroit last Tuesday. Quantrill has seen his skills regress this season with his strikeout rate dropping from 7.28 K/9 to just 5.58 K/9. His ERA is nearly a full run higher than last season while his xERA is nearly a run higher yet at 4.79. There is no sugar coating, Quantrill and the Guardians are going bad and we’re going to attack.

Our Pick

White Sox -1 +140 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.80)

Colorado +206 over St. Louis
Oakland +168 over Texas
Toronto +131 over N.Y. Yankees