In this American League matchup, the White Sox (46-68, 24-29 home) play host to the Yankees (58-55, 23-27 away) at Guaranteed Rate Field. Taking the mound for the White Sox is Touki Toussaint, while the Yankees will go with Clarke Schmidt. Check out my pick for two of this Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees matchup.
NEW YORK YANKEES VS CHICAGO WHITE SOX BETTING PICK
The Pick: Chicago White Sox +131
This game will be played at Guaranteed Rate Field at 8:10 ET on Tuesday, August 8th.
WHY BET THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX:
- The last five times the White Sox have been the underdog, they are 3-2.
- On the road, the Yankees have dropped two straight games.
- Opponents are hitting just .197 against Touki Toussaint in his last two starts.
CAN THE NEW YORK YANKEES PULL OUT A WIN AS ROAD FAVORITES?
Entering with a record of 58-55, the Yankees are in 5th place in the AL East and are losers of two straight games. So far, they have a road win percentage of 46.0% compared to 55.6% at home. New York’s overall series record stands at 16-14-7.
Clarke Schmidt has had an up-and-down season thus far. His overall record is 7-6, and his ERA stands at 4.35. On the road, he has gone 4-1 with a 5.27 ERA in nine appearances. At home, his record is 3-5 with an ERA of 4.01. His WHIP for the season is 1.30, and opponents have hit .259 against him with a slugging percentage of .444.
In his most recent outing against the Houston Astros, Clarke Schmidt allowed two runs on four hits over five innings of work. Although he did not receive a decision, Schmidt’s performance was instrumental in the New York Yankees’ 4-3 win.
The Yankees have been one of the top power lineups in the league of late, having hit 8 home runs over their last five games. Compared to other clubs, this is 6th best in that span. For the season, they are ranked 6th in home runs and 16th in slugging percentage. Overall, New York is averaging 4.3 runs per game (20th).
Gleyber Torres has been a key contributor to the Yankees’ offensive success this season, boasting a .270 batting average and .448 slugging percentage. During the team’s last ten games, he has been especially impressive, leading New York in hits and batting an impressive .378.
WILL THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The White Sox’s record of 46-68 has them ranked 4th in the AL Central. So far, they have a below .500 series record of 10-23-3. This season, they have gone 24-29 at home and 22-39 on the road.
Chicago starter Touki Toussaint has not had the start to the season he was hoping for, entering with an overall record of 1-4 and ERA of 3.92. His ERA is significantly higher on the road (5.58) than at home (.90), and his season-long WHIP stands at 1.31, with a batting average allowed of .185. Opposing teams have managed a slugging percentage of .301 against him.
Toussaint’s most recent start ended after 5 1/3 innings, with the White Sox suffering a 5-3 loss to the Rangers. He allowed five hits and four earned runs.
So far this season, the White Sox’s has gone deep 125 times, placing them 16th in the league. Over Chicago’s previous five games, they are 19th in runs scored, with their season average of 4.1 runs per game putting them 22nd in the league. The White Sox’s overall team batting average stands at .237 along with an OBP of .294.
The White Sox have seen Andrew Vaughn’s offensive performance over the last five games, with the slugger leading the team in home runs (2). Across the entire season, he has blasted 15 long balls and holds a .253 batting average.