Shaky Pitching Matchup
The Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants have starting pitchers for tonight’s game that have a history of giving up runs early. Lance Lynn (1-1 6.19 ERA) and Alex Cobb (3-3 5.48 ERA) haven’t helped their teams much this season.
With them getting the start, the bullpen could get an early call.
White Sox Need Reversal of Fortune
The Chicago White Sox are coming into this series after dropping their last two series against the Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore Orioles. With the White Sox in third place in the American League Central, they need a win to get them back on track.
While their starting pitcher doesn’t inspire much confidence, their offense could make the difference. The team is ranked seventh with a .253 batting average for 2022. However, they rank 20th in on base percentage and 24th in slugging percentage.
Luis Robert is one of the offensive players to monitor. His .331 batting average and .350 OBP during away games could make the difference. He’ll also have Jose Abreu to help him. Abreu is batting .550 in his last five games with a .571 OBP and .750 slugging percentage.
Giants: Cobb Laboring
The San Francisco Giants’ starting pitcher is having a rough 2022 after going 8-3 with an ERA under four last season. However, he’s also had four no-decisions, with the bullpen blowing some of those games for him.
He needs to get back to striking out batters. The last two games saw Cobb post some of the lowest strikeout numbers of the season. He’ll also need to last more than four innings, which is all he pitched his last two games.
This might be difficult against a Chicago White Sox offense that ranks sixth in strikeouts, meaning they don’t strike out often. He’ll need to use his low-90s sinker to his advantage.
White Sox vs Giants Head-to-Head
This MLB interleague game features two teams who haven’t played against each other very often. The Chicago White Sox have only faced the San Francisco Giants 13 times since 2003. The White Sox are 9-4 against the Giants and have won the last three series.
White Sox vs Giants Game Information
- Game: White Sox (35-39) vs Giants (40-34)
- Location: Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA
- Day/Time: Friday, 10:15 p.m. ET
- White Sox vs Giants LiveStream: MLB.TV
White Sox vs Giants Betting Lines
|Chicago White Sox
L. Lynn -R
|+1½ -165||+130||7½ -110o||3½ -105o
|San Francisco Giants
A. Cobb -R
|-1½ +145||-145||7½ -110u||4½ +115o
White Sox vs Giants Prediction
The Las Vegas odds have the San Francisco Giants as 1½ run favorites at +145. They come in with a 37-37 record against the spread. However, when playing at home, they are 21-17 but 14-24 ATS.
The Chicago White Sox are 34-40 ATS overall. However, they do much better on the road, with a 19-18 mark and a run line record of 22-15.
With Lynn coming back off an injury, those betting online should take the Giants on the moneyline.