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Cleveland Guardians vs Chicago White Sox 5/17/2023 Analysis, Picks and Odds

Cleveland Guardians vs Chicago White Sox 5/17/2023 Analysis, Picks and Odds

The Cleveland Guardians will face off against the Chicago White Sox in their second series game on Wednesday evening. Both teams are trying to get back on track after a sluggish start to the season and are currently chasing the division leaders, the Minnesota Twins. The Guardians are eager to rebound from their loss to the White Sox in the series opener. 

Right-handed pitcher Peyton Battenfield, who has yet to secure a victory this season, will be on the mound for the Guardians, posting an 0-4 record. Battenfield has started five games and has allowed 25 hits in 30.1 innings pitched, resulting in a 4.45 ERA. Although he has only recorded a 7.4 K/9 strikeout rate and has given up four home runs, Battenfield has shown potential and even had a quality start in his lone road appearance earlier in the season.

  • The total went OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last five road games against the White Sox.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 15 of Cleveland’s last 20 games with an opponent in the AL.
  • The Guardians are 12-5 SU in their previous 17 games played on a Wednesday.

Cleveland Guardians vs Chicago White Sox 5/17/2023 Analysis, Picks and Odds

The Chicago White Sox are in a tough spot, sitting in fourth place in the AL Central and looking to push up the standings with a roster full of veteran players who could be valuable trade assets. Their recent win against the Guardians showcased their potential, especially after they exploded for six runs in the sixth inning. 

In game two of the series, they’ll turn to former Cleveland pitcher Mike Clevinger to lead the charge. Clevinger has had a decent season so far, with a 2-3 record and a 4.79 ERA, but he’ll need to step up his game if the White Sox hope to climb up the division. Unfortunately, the team will be without key players due to injuries, including closer Liam Hendriks, second baseman Elvis Andrus, and outfielder Elroy Jimenez. Despite these challenges, the next two months leading up to the trade deadline will be critical for the White Sox, and Clevinger must bring his A-game.

Due to injuries, the Chicago White Sox will have to make do without several of their star players. Closer Liam Hendriks, second baseman Elvis Andrus, and outfielder Elroy Jimenez are all sidelined. Their absences are critical for the White Sox as they try to improve their position in the highly contested AL Central division, with the trade deadline looming. In this game, they will rely on Mike Clevinger, who has a record of 2-3 and an ERA of 4.79 this season.

  • The Chicago White Sox are 2-4 SU in their last six games.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of the Chi White Sox’s last five meetings with Cleveland.
  • The total hung OVER in 4 of the White Sox’s last five home games against the Guardians.

Cleveland Guardians vs. Chicago White Sox. The MLB pick for this game is the Cleveland Guardians. Cleveland is coming off an impressive series against the LA Angels, and they look to bring this momentum into Chicago. The White Sox have been dreadful on both sides of the plate, explicitly getting little production from their bats lately. Prediction: Cleveland wins 5-2.

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM ET

Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023


MLB Odds: Chicago White Sox –10

MLB Totals: 9.0


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