2017 MLB Free Picks For Chicago At Baltimore

Posted by Eric Williams on Thursday,May 4, 2017 5:45, EST in

The Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles will both be looking to get back in the win column when they square off in the opener of a three-game set on Friday night. Chicago has lost three of four while Baltimore has dropped two straight and four of their last ix games overall. Now, let’s find out if the AL East-leading Oriole can avoid the upset at home as well as the updated baseball betting lines here.

In Depth Analysis On The 2017 MLB Free Picks For White Sox At Orioles

When: Friday, May 5, 7:05 PM ET
Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards
TV: CSN-C, MASN 2
Radio: 105.7 The Fan, WLS 890
Live Stream: MLB.TV
Probable Pitchers: Chicago – Miguel Gonzalez – R (3-1, 3.27 ERA) / Baltimore – Wade Miley – L (1-1, 2.32 ERA)
MLB Odds: TBA

 

 

Why Bet the Chicago White Sox

The bet reasons to bet on Chicago in this matchup is that they’re a bit desperate – and have recorded a winning road record up to this point. While Chicago dropped two of three road dates against Kansas City including their 6-1 series-ending loss on Wednesday, the White Sox are a respectable 8-7 on the road this season and 3-3 over their last six road games overall.

For this matchup, the ChiSox will hand the ball to right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, but that may not be such a good thing with the 33-year-old getting smacked around for seven runs (six earned) on a career-high 14 hits in just 6.0 innings of Chicago’s 7-3 loss against Detroit on Sunday. Gonzalez is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA against Baltimore as he gets set to make his second start against his former team.

Why Bet the Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles look like a good team to back in this matchup because they’ve been rock-solid in compiling an impressive 8-3 mark at home this season. Baltimore will also have plenty of motivation as they look to snap their modest two-game skid that includes a 4-2 loss to Boston on Wednesday.

The O’s will hand the ball to veteran southpaw starter Wade Miley and that looks like a good thing with the 30-year-old hurler not allowing more than two earned run in four of his five starts this season. Miley limited the Yankees to two earned runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings of a 7-4 win on Sunday. Despite not allowing more than three runs in all five of his starts this season, Miley has had control problems by issuing a whopping 19 free passes in 31.0 innings.

Expert Analysis and Prediction

With Chicago going just 3-7 in Miguel Gonzalez’s last 10 road starts, the Baltimore Orioles are the easy pick to get the win and improve on their glistening home record.

Baltimore has gone 19-7 in their last 26 games against teams from the AL Central and 10-4 in their lasts 14 games against a right-handed starter. More importantly, Wade Miley has been very consistent this season and I believe he’ll shut down Chicago for the most part to lead the ChiSox to the win.

Pick: Baltimore 5 Chicago 2