What do you do when you are coming off a season that did not live up to expectations? Generally speaking, you re-tool in the off season and hope for something better this time around. The Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles were both expected to challenge for their respective divisions last season, but both fell very short. The White Sox in particular were a disappointment, as they had thrown a lot of money at free agents in hopes of building a winning squad. They were a little less aggressive this preseason, but have made some solid moves that addresses almost all the issues they had last season. The Orioles have made a few tweaks, and have the benefit of being in a division that looks as though is going to be wide open again this season. These two teams will open up a 4-game series in Baltimore on Thursday afternoon, and you can bet on all those games at our MyBookie.ag pro baseball lines page.
How To Bet The White Sox vs Orioles MLB Odds, TV & Game Info
When: Thursday, April 28 at 7:05 PM EST
Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore
Starting Pitchers: White Sox: John Danks (0-3) vs Orioles: Tyler Wilson (1-0)
TV: CSN, MASN 2
Live Stream: CSN
MLB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Chicago White Sox
The White Sox (12-5) are hot, and are currently up on the World Champion Kansas City Royals in the AL Central. You hate to get too carried away at this early stage of the season, but this looks like a team that has done a very good job of fixing the things that hurt them last season. They have won 5 straight games, and will have the opportunity to sweep the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, which would come very hot on the heels of a sweep of the Texas Rangers. The White Sox are not among the leaders in scoring, but their 2.35 team ERA is right up there with the best in the league. The bats are starting to pop a little over the last few games, and that makes them very dangerous indeed. John Danks (0-3, 6.23 ERA) will get the start for the White Sox.
Why bet on the Baltimore Orioles
The Baltimore Orioles (11-8) exploded out the gate and won their first 7 games of the season. They have cooled off dramatically since then, but still hold a tight lead at the top of the AL East. The main problem for the Orioles right now is that their bats have gone cold, and they have only managed to score 2 runs in their last 3 games, all of which ended in defeat. Baltimore proved early on that they could be good offensively, so I fully expect them to break out of this slump sooner rather than later. No-one else in the division is really making a move, so this current slump is not proving to be too damaging. Tyler Wilson (1-0, 2.77 ERA) will be on the mound for the Orioles.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This has all the makings of a very good series, and I think we will be in for a bunch of tight, low-scoring games. I like the Sox to strike first blood in the series.
Chicago White Sox 4 Baltimore Orioles 2