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ARod expected to return for Yankees

The New York Yankees may have an awkward and familiar face in the lineup when they take on the White Sox in Chicago at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday in baseball odds action.

Alex Rodriguez is expected to appeal a two-year suspension stemming from the Biogenesis scandal and therefore be eligible to come off the DL for the first time this season.

Jose Quintana gets the call for the Chicago White Sox and he will try to build on a 5-3 mark. In the other dugout, Andy Pettitte brings a 7-8 ledger to the game for the Yankees as he tries to quiet the White Sox bats.

View NY Yankees vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Yankees listed as favorites of 110 at most sportsbooks, including SportBet. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 12 (White Sox) and the No. 10 (Yankees) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Chicago and its American League No. 15-rated batting order, averaging 3.6 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 13 lineup of the Yankees at 3.8 runs per outing.

Chicago owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's American League No. 4-rated defense.

In their last action, New York was a 6-3 loser on the road against the Padres. Bettors on San Diego at -104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. New York looks to rebound from a loss to the Padres, who beat them 6-3 on Sunday behind a start from Ian Kennedy at PETCO Park.

Chicago was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Tigers. They lost as +185 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago lost in extra innings against the Tigers on Sunday as Detroit edged them 3-2 at Comerica Park.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing San Diego are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

 

A few Yankees at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 7 games on the road
NY Yankees are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 12 of NY Yankees' last 18 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
NY Yankees are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chi White Sox's last 18 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees at Chi White Sox, Tuesday, August 6