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#971 New York Yankees -160 vs.
#972 Chicago White Sox 10
Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 8:10pm EDT
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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The Chicago White Sox will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the New York Yankees in the first game of their four-game weekend series on Thursday night. The game will be played at Guaranteed Rate Field and it is scheduled to begin at 8:10 PM. ET.

J.A. Happ, 6-3 with a 4.48 ERA, will get the start for the Yankees. The White Sox will hand the ball to Ivan Nova, who is 3-5 with a 6.28 ERA.

Yankees Trying To Bounce back From Loss To Mets

The Yankees are coming off a 10-4 loss to the New York Mets in their last series and will be trying to bounce back from the loss with a series win over the White Sox, which will be their first in their last four series.

New York has played well offensively this season. The team’s .258 batting average is 10th in the league. Their .333 on-base percentage is also 10th, as is their .450 slugging percentage. The 355 runs they have scored is seventh in the league.

DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with a .316 batting average. Gary Sanchez leads the team with 20 homers, while Luke Voit leads with 44 RBI.

New York’s pitching has also been very good this season. Opponents have a .236 batting average against the Yankees, which is fifth in the league. Their 3.99 ERA is seventh, while their 21 quality starts are 23rd in the league.

In his last start, Happ gave up four hits and one earned run in seven innings, helping the team get a 6-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The team will need another solid start from him to get the win on Thursday.

White Sox Going For Fourth Win In Five Games

The White Sox have played well this week and have won three of their last four games. They will try to keep the momentum going and pick up their fourth win in their last five games against a New York team that has struggled over the last two weeks.

Offensively, the White Sox are one of the worst teams in the league. Their .251 batting average is 16th in the league. Their .310 on-base percentage is 22nd, while their .399 slugging percentage is 24th in the league. The 280 runs they have scored is 21st in the league.

Tim Anderson leads the team with a .314 batting average, while Jose Abreu leads the team with 16 homers and 52 RBI.

Chicago’s pitching has also been bad this season. Opponents have a .260 batting average against the White Sox, which is 23rd in the league. Their 4.94 ERA is 24th, while their 25 quality starts are 18th in the league.

In his last start, Nova gave up six hits and four earned runs in 5.1 innings as the White Sox lost to the Kansas City Royals 6-4. However, he played well in his last start against his former team, holding the Yankees to four hits and one earned run in seven innings. His teammates will a similar effort to that when they play on Thursday.

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Full-Game Side Bet

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The White Sox have played well in their last four games, but they have struggled against teams with winning records, losing 10 of their last 12 games against them. They have also struggled with Nova on the mound and have lost his last five starts. The Yankees struggled in the last two weeks but they have been lights out with Happ on the mound, winning his last seven starts against teams with losing records and 10 of his last 11 road starts.

Prediction: New York Yankees -169

Full-Game Total Pick

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The White Sox and Yankees are averaging 12 combined runs per game in their last three games. The Yankees have played over the total in their last four games and in eight of their last 11 games against AL Central opponents. The White Sox have played over the total in five of their last six home games against teams with winning road records and in eight of Nova’s last 10 starts.

Prediction: Over 10

First Five Innings Side Pick

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The Yankees will win the first five innings of this game because they have outplayed the White Sox in the first five innings of their last three games, averaging 5.67 runs per game while the White Sox average 2.33 runs per game.

Prediction: New York Yankees

First Five Innings Total Bet

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The White Sox and Yankees are averaging eight combined runs per game in the first five innings of their last three games and they will go over the first five inning total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.