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Chicago White Sox vs. New York Yankees

May 17, 2024


Game 1 of the weekend series between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees will take place in New York City, New York, at Yankee Stadium. The game will start at 7:05 PM ET on Friday evening and air on NBC Sports Chicago and the YES Network.

Chicago White Sox Team Preview

The Chicago White Sox enter Game 1 against the New York Yankees with the worst record in the American League and the 2nd worst record in baseball, with a record of 14-30, which puts them 16 games below.500 and in last place in the AL Central. 

However, the White Sox are coming off their second consecutive series win following a 2-0 shutout win in Game 3 of the series against the Washington Nationals. They have won five of their previous seven games but have only outscored their opponents during that stretch by two runs. 

Last season, the White Sox won four of the six meetings in the series against the Yankees and won by an average margin of.67 runs per game. The Chicago White Sox will look to get their fifth win in their last seven games against the New York Yankees when they travel to face the Yankees in Game 1 of the series.

New York Yankees Team Preview

The New York Yankees have been one of the best teams in baseball this season, as they enter this game with the best record in the American League and the 2nd-best record in baseball at 30-15. The Yankees are coming off a 3-0 series sweep on the road against the Minnesota Twins and have won their previous four games by an average margin of 4.25 runs per game, outscoring the Twins 14-1 in the series.

The Yankees have also been one of the highest-scoring teams in baseball to start the 2024 MLB season with an average of 4.8 runs per game and a run differential of 67, which is the best in the American League and the 3rd best in baseball, behind the Phillies and Dodgers. New York has struggled against Chicago over the previous ten games in the series, dropping six of the last ten and losing by an average margin of.5 runs per game in those meetings.

The New York Yankees will look to extend their winning streak to five games when they host the Chicago White Sox for Game 1 of the series on Friday evening.

Odds and Series Trends

The New York Yankees are listed as -265 moneyline favorites at home against the Chicago White Sox on Friday evening, according to JustBet. Chicago has won six of the last ten and two of the previous three contests, while winning by an average margin of.5 runs per game in the last ten and 1.67 runs per game in the previous three games in the series. 

Mike Clevinger has gone 2-1 in his last three starts against the Yankees and went 1-1 in the 2023 MLB season while allowing a total of four runs and recording 18 strikeouts in his last three games against New York, while Nestor Cortes has gone 3-0 in his last three starts against the White Sox while allowing a total of five runs and recording 21 strikeouts in those contests.

Game Pick

Chicago has the worst record in the American League, while New York has the best; however, the White Sox outperformed the Yankees last season, going 4-2 in six games. Both teams have also been hot entering the season, with Chicago having won six of their previous eight games while the Yankees have won five of their last six and are riding a four-game winning streak. I expect Game 1 of the series to be closer than the line indicates, which is why I am taking the Chicago White Sox's run line at +1.5 when they travel to face the New York Yankees for Game 1 of the series on Friday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Chicago White Sox Run Line +1.5 (-105)