Baltimore (44-81) at Chicago White Sox (67-57), 8:10 EDT Sports.com Line: Chicago -170, Baltimore +160 Total: 8.5
The White Sox look to close the gap in the Central when they open up a three-game series with the Orioles tonight. Two pitchers with identical ERAs square off as Jeremy Guthrie (7-12, 3.97 ERA) will start for Baltimore while Chicago counters with Gavin Floyd (8-10, 3.97 ERA). Vegas Odds
Guthrie has been one of Baltimore’s better pitchers this year and has gone at least six innings in each of his last six starts. His most recent effort was a loss in Seattle (8 IP, 8 H, 5 ER) but he is still 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA in his last three starts. Betting Lines
Meanwhile, Floyd will be happy to face someone other than the Twins tonight. Over his last two starts, both losses against Minnesota, Floyd allowed 13 runs on 20 hits in just 12 innings of work. His last win came August 7 at Baltimore where he went seven innings, giving up two runs. Football Odds
Floyd and the White Sox have this strong FoxSheets trend on their side:
Play On – Home favorites with a money line of -110 or higher (CHI WHITE SOX) – hot hitting team – batting .290 or better over their last 20 games against opponent with a hot starting pitcher- ERA less than 2.50 over his last 3 starts. (67-18 over the last 5 seasons.) (78.8%, +43.2 units. Rating = 4*).