15* AL Monday PLAY OF THE DAY on Chicago White Sox -120
Baltimore vs. Chi White Sox,
04/16/2012 20:10 EDT,
Score: 10 - 4
Money Line: -120 Chi White Sox
The Chicago White Sox are showing solid value as a small home favorite over the Baltimore Orioles tonight. Chicago is playing very well right now, winning four of their last five which includes a series win over the Detroit Tigers over the weekend.
Philip Humber is coming off a very solid 2011 campaign in which he went 9-9 with a 3.75 ERA and 1.178 WHIP in 26 starts for the White Sox. Humber sports a 4.15 ERA and 1.231 WHIP in two career starts against Baltimore.
In three big league seasons, Baltimore starter Jake Arrieta is 17-14 with a 4.74 ERA and 1.449 WHIP in 42 career starts. Arrieta is 1-1 with a 7.00 ERA and 1.889 WHIP in two career starts against the White Sox, allowing 7 earned runs and 17 base runners in 9 innings of work.
Baltimore is 11-32 against the money line after a loss by 4 runs or more over the last 2 seasons. The Orioles are 1-6 in Arrieta's last 7 starts as an underdog. The White Sox are 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss. Chicago is 19-8 in their last 27 games as a favorite of -110 to -150. Take the White Sox Monday.