White Sox Vs Guardians: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 9, 2022

Written By Staff on May 8, 2022

The Chicago White Sox (14-13) and the Cleveland Guardians (14-14) square off in AL Central action on Monday at 8:10 PM ET. Michael Kopech starts for Chicago (-197 to win) while Cleveland (+163) will counter with Zach Plesac.

The insights in what follows reference odds valid as of May 9, 2022 at 9:25 PM ET.

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White Sox vs Guardians Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Kopech (CHW) Pitcher Plesac (CLE)
0 – 0 W/L 1 – 3
23.0 IP 26.1
1.17 ERA 4.44
1.043 WHIP 1.405
9 K/9 5.5
4.3 BB/9 2.7

White Sox Probable Starter Michael Kopech

  • Kopech makes the start for the White Sox, his sixth of the season. He is 0-0 with a 1.17 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 23 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs, the right-hander threw 4 2/3 scoreless innings while surrendering four hits.
  • The 26-year-old has put up an ERA of 1.17, with 9 strikeouts per nine innings, in five games this season.
  • So far this year, Kopech does not have a quality start.
  • He will face off against a Guardians offense that is hitting .256 as a unit (second in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .399 (sixth in MLB) with 23 total home runs (19th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 9, 2022 at 9:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Guardians Probable Starter Zach Plesac

  • The Guardians will send Plesac (1-3) to the mound for his sixth start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up four earned runs and allowed five hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 4.44 and 5.5 strikeouts per nine innings in five games this season.
  • In five starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in one of them.
  • The White Sox have scored 88 runs this season, which ranks 28th in MLB. They are batting .223 for the campaign with 23 home runs, 19th in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 9, 2022 at 9:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Betting Trends

  • The White Sox have put together a 12-8 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 60% of those games).
  • Chicago has not yet played as a moneyline favorite of -197 or shorter.
  • The White Sox have a 66.3% chance to win this contest based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Chicago has played in 27 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 10 times (10-15-2).
  • The White Sox have covered 48.1% of their games this season, going 13-14-0 against the spread.
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Guardians Betting Trends

  • The Guardians have won nine, or 42.9%, of the 21 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Cleveland has entered four games this season as the underdog by +163 or more and is 1-3 in those contests.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 38% chance of a victory for the Guardians.
  • Cleveland and its opponents have hit the over in 17 of their 28 games with a total this season.
  • The Guardians have an ATS record of 16-12-0 in 28 games with a spread this season.

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Tim Anderson has racked up a team-high OBP (.365) and slugging percentage (.522), and paces the White Sox in hits (31). He’s batting .337 with five doubles, four home runs and a walk.
  • Anderson ranks eighth in batting average, 30th in on base percentage, and 18th in slugging among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Jose Abreu is hitting .232 with five doubles, three home runs and 11 walks.
  • Among qualifiers, Abreu ranks 101st in batting average, 92nd in on-base percentage, and 96th in slugging.
  • Luis Robert is hitting .273 with three doubles, four home runs and three walks.
  • Robert has safely hit in seven games in a row. During his last 10 outings he is batting .341 with two doubles, two home runs, two walks and six RBI.
  • Yasmani Grandal is hitting .173 with two doubles, a home run and 14 walks.

White Sox Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Abreu 95 .232 14 3 12 .315 .694
Tim Anderson 92 .337 15 4 9 .365 .887
Yasmani Grandal 81 .173 2 1 6 .292 .527
Luis Robert 77 .273 12 4 9 .300 .768
Jake Burger 71 .239 6 2 7 .276 .628
Gavin Sheets 69 .203 4 1 3 .247 .522
Leury García 66 .182 6 2 6 .203 .521
Josh Harrison 54 .148 7 0 2 .233 .492
Adam Engel 53 .208 5 0 1 .276 .578
A.J. Pollock 51 .176 3 0 4 .204 .420

Guardians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland with 32 hits and an OBP of .410, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .631.
  • Of all the qualified hitters in MLB, Ramirez is 18th in batting average, eighth in on-base percentage and fourth in slugging percentage.
  • Owen Miller is batting .352 with a .620 slugging percentage and 13 RBI this year.
  • Steven Kwan is batting .316 with a .461 slugging percentage and 13 RBI this year.
  • Myles Straw has been key for Cleveland with 28 hits, an OBP of .364 plus a slugging percentage of .346.

Guardians Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Myles Straw 104 .269 21 0 3 .364 .710
José Ramírez 103 .311 16 7 30 .410 1.041
Franmil Reyes 97 .227 9 3 10 .265 .595
Amed Rosario 95 .200 11 0 7 .262 .504
Steven Kwan 76 .316 16 1 13 .407 .868
Andrés Giménez 72 .333 8 2 15 .347 .861
Owen Miller 71 .352 19 3 13 .424 1.044
Oscar Mercado 68 .191 7 3 13 .222 .634
Josh Naylor 63 .317 7 2 13 .343 .803
Austin Hedges 63 .159 7 2 5 .221 .475

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