Yankees vs. White Sox Prediction
After a brutal four-game series in Boston over the weekend, the New York Yankees will attempt to regroup when they visit Chicago Monday night to take on the White Sox. Will the Bronx Bombers pick up a win in Lance Lynn's debut?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, August 6, 2018
8:10 p.m. ET, Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: NYY (YES); CWS (CSC)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Yankees as a -182 favorite. As of this writing, 74% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Yankees to beat the White Sox on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Lynn taking Gray's spot in Yankees' rotation
Lance Lynn will take Sonny Gray's spot in the Yankees' starting rotation. Lynn logged 4 1/3 innings of scoreless ball in his Yankees debut Wednesday against the Orioles. The plan was originally for Lynn to work in long relief, but with Gray struggling, manager Aaron Boone will give him a shot in the starting rotation. There was some thought the Yankees could give Gray's rotation spot to up-and-comer Justus Sheffield, but with the Bombers in the thick of a pennant race, now might not be the time to unveil their prized prospect. Lynn hasn't been especially impressive this year (4.89 ERA over 106 2/3 innings), though he's certainly a better option than Gray right now.
White Sox' Covey lets in seven runs in loss to Royals
Dylan Covey coughed up seven runs (four earned) in 4 1/3 innings and was charged with a loss to the Royals on Wednesday. A pitcher can't ask for a more favorable matchup than the Royals, who are last in the major leagues in run scoring -- so this beat-down is extra discouraging for Covey and his fantasy owners. He can't even blame it on the defense as it was his own throwing error that led to two of the unearned runs. He notched only one strikeout against three walks and five base hits in the losing effort. He falls to 4-7 with a 5.57 ERA and 1.57 WHIP after 14 starts. His poor 51:33 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 72 2/3 innings doesn't indicate success is on the horizon any time soon.
MLB Betting Trends
The Yankees are winless in their last five games overall.
The White Sox have lost seven of Covey's last eight starts overall.
The Yankees just got swept in four games by the Red Sox at Fenway. Last night was particularly disheartening to the Bombers, as they blew a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the ninth and lost the game in extra innings. With how poorly the Yankees are playing right now, the White Sox are worth a flier as a long shot tonight. They Yankees are 1-5 in their last six road games versus a right-handed starter and the White Sox have won four in a row.
The Pick: Chicago White Sox +175