Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Guardians 5-22-23 MLB Prediction, Best Bets and Odds

Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Guardians 5/22/23 – Here’s our MLB betting picks analysis for this highly anticipated matchup between the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Guardians. The pitchers expected to start will be Hunter Gaddis and  Jesse Scholtens. This comprehensive article provides an in-depth examination of both teams’ offenses, starting pitchers, and betting trends to provide you with invaluable information for making informed bets. 

Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Guardians

Date & Time: Monday, May 22, 2023, at 6:10 PM ET

Location: Progressive Field


Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Guardians 5/22/23 Betting Odds

White Sox

Moneyline: +110

Spread: +1.5 (-208)

Total: 9 over (-109)


Moneyline: -135

Spread: -1.5 (+145)

Total: 9 under (-130)

Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Guardians Analysis

Chicago White Sox‘s offense has produced consistent results over time, as evidenced by their impressive batting average (AVG) of 0.242, reflecting their ability to make solid contact with the ball and score runs efficiently. They have scored 198 runs while hitting 50 homers; an on-base percentage (OBP) of 0.302 indicates their ability to stay on base and put pressure on opposing pitchers, while their slugging percentage (SLG) of 0.393 illustrates their skill at creating extra-base hits and driving home runs.

Jesse Scholtens will take to the mound for the Chicago White Sox this season, making two appearances and sporting a 0-1 win-loss record with an ERA of 3. In these three innings, he allowed four hits and two runs while striking out four batters. Scholtens’ ability to control early games and limit opponents’ offensive output will be vital in helping ensure White Sox success.

Cleveland Guardians may lag slightly behind White Sox regarding offensive production, yet still boast a compelling lineup. Their current batting average (AVG) sits at 0.230, and they have scored 159 runs while hitting 26 homeruns. While their offensive numbers may not match up to that of the White Sox, the Guardians make up for it with an impressive on-base percentage (OBP) of 0.304 that highlights their ability to draw walks and create scoring opportunities while their slugging percentage (SLG) of 0.344 highlights their capacity for hitting extra bases.

H. Gaddis will lead off for the Guardians in this matchup and has had an unimpressive start to the season, posting a record of 0-1 with an ERA of 6.86. Gaddis has struggled in six starts this season, giving up 37 hits and 30 earned runs, including eight homers. To give his Guardians team a fighting chance against an aggressive White Sox lineup, Gaddis must minimize mistakes and regain his form quickly.

Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Guardians Against the Spread

Examining the recent trends for both teams, the Chicago White Sox have won five out of their last six games and consistently generated runs. However, they have struggled on the road, winning only three of their previous 15 away games. The total has gone under in eight of the White Sox’s last ten games, indicating a propensity for low-scoring matchups. On the other hand, the Cleveland Guardians have won only one of their last six games and have encountered difficulties against divisional opponents. The total has gone under in 12 of their last 16 home games, suggesting a tendency for lower-scoring contests.

Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Guardians Free Pick

Our analysis predicts a close and relatively low-scoring game between the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Guardians. Considering the betting odds, we offer the following picks:

Moneyline: White Sox +110

Despite being listed as the underdogs, the White Sox have displayed strong form and offensive capabilities. With their recent winning record and ability to produce runs, they provide excellent value as the more favorable bet at +110.

Spread: White Sox +1.5 (-208)

Considering the expected closeness of the game and the White Sox’s ability to keep contests competitive, betting on them to cover the 1.5-run spread offers a favorable opportunity.

Total: 9 under (-130)

Given the betting trends and the likelihood of a low-scoring affair, wagering on the total runs staying under nine is a reasonable pick.

Prediction: 4-3 Chicago White Sox win.
The MLB game between Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Guardians provides an exciting betting opportunity. With our detailed analysis of each team’s offenses, starting pitchers, and relevant MLB betting trends, we have provided informed picks.