The Orioles (83-49, 42-25 home) host the White Sox (52-81, 24-44 away) in game three of this American League series. Getting the start for the Orioles is Kyle Gibson while the White Sox are turning to Dylan Cease. Read on to get my best bet for this Baltimore Orioles vs. Chicago White Sox matchup.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS BALTIMORE ORIOLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Baltimore Orioles -1.5 Runs
This game will be played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards at 1:05 ET on Wednesday, August 30th.
WHY BET THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES:
- The White Sox have gone just 1-2 in their last three games vs. the runline.
- Against the runline, the Orioles have covered in two straight games when favored to win.
- Dylan Cease has struggled of late, coming in with an ERA of 12.16 over his last two starts.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX STRUGGLING VS RUNLINE OF LATE
Looking to snap a two game losing streak, the White Sox are in 4th place in the AL Central. Chicago’s overall record sits at 52-81 while going 24-44 on the road and 28-37 at home, respectively. So far, they have played in 42 series, and have gone 11-26-5.
The White Sox will look to Dylan Cease to take the mound. The right-hander has a 5-7 record across 27 appearances this season, with an ERA of 4.81 and a K/9 of 10.69. His FIP stands at 3.78, while his OBP is .329.
Dylan Cease was handed the loss in his most recent start against the Athletics, surrendering nine runs on nine hits as the White Sox were defeated 12-4.
Over their last ten games, the White Sox are ranked 21st in the league in scoring at 3.4 runs per game. Their season-long scoring average of 4.1 per contest puts them 22nd in baseball. In terms of on-base percentage, Chicago is 22nd, with an OBP currently sitting at .295. The team’s collective batting average is .240 (15th).
Luis Robert Jr. has been one of the White Sox’s most potent offensive threats in 2023, boasting a .270 batting average and driving in 69 runs. The outfielder has also smashed 34 home runs this season.
WILL THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Throughout the season, the Orioles have taken advantage of playing at home, posting a series record of 13-7 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Their overall record of 83-49 puts Baltimore 1st in the AL East. Against the runline, their overall record is 81-51 and 34-33 at home. This year’s Orioles’ games have an over/under record of 67-56.
Starter Kyle Gibson has been a bright spot for the Orioles this season, boasting an impressive 13-7 record in 27 appearances. His ERA of 4.89 is complemented by a K/9 figure of 7.67, while his FIP and OBP stand at 3.85 and .314 respectively.
Kyle Gibson notched a victory and a quality start in his latest outing, guiding the [team] to a 5-3 triumph over the Blue Jays. The right-hander yielded three runs and six hits over eight frames.
For the season, the Orioles’ offense is averaging 5 runs per game. Over their last ten games they have swung the bats well, sitting 3rd in the league in scoring, with a total of 65 runs. Overall, Baltimore’s team batting average is .255, putting them 9th in the MLB.
Over the last ten games, Anthony Santander has been a force for the Orioles’ offense, leading the team in home runs with four and boasting a season-long total of 25. His overall batting average stands at .258.