Orioles vs. White Sox Prediction
After earning a rare road win on Monday, will the Baltimore Oriole make it back-to-back victories tonight when they face the Chicago White Sox at 8:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
8:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: MAS2; NSCH
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Orioles are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -130 to win. The White Sox are listed with a money line of +110 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 52 percent of the wagers going on Baltimore on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Orioles get rare road win
The Orioles won the series opener on Monday, 3-2 for just their fifth road victory of the season. Baltimore is now 15-32 overall and 5-19 on the road. The Orioles are putting up 4.02 runs per game on offense while allowing 5.45 per contest on defense.
Kevin Gausman gets the start for the Orioles tonight. He has appeared in nine games this season and is 3-3 with a 3.88 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP. Gausman has pitched in 55.2 innings this season and has 48 strikeouts with 14 walks.
White Sox seek 3-game win streak
Chicago saw its brief 2-game win streak come to an end on Monday in the 3-2 loss to the Orioles. The White Sox are now 13-31 overall and 6-17 at home. Chicago is averaging 3.82 runs per game this season while allowing 5.55 runs per contest.
James Shields gets the start for Chicago tonight. He has appeared in 10 games this season and has a 1-4 record with a 4.88 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. Shields has pitched a total of 55.1 innings and has 36 strikeouts with 25 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Orioles are just 5-18 in their last 23 games following a win. They also are 1-8 in Gausman’s last nine starts against AL Central opponents.
The White Sox have won five of Shield’s last seven starts against a losing team. They also have won five of his last seven starts on four days of rest.
Neither team is very trustworthy, but I have a hard time seeing the Orioles string together wins on the road. The Orioles don’t have bullpen that you can trust. While the Sox really don’t either, I am going to trust the home team in a battle of awful teams. I think Chicago can bounce back.
The Pick: Chicago White Sox +110