The New York Yankees (29-10) enter their doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox (19-20) with a 15-4 SU record at home this season. The Yankees will be looking to cash in as a White Sox vs Yankees prediction with Luis Severino on the mound in the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader.
White Sox vs Yankees Odds & Analysis
The betting line for Sunday Night Baseball has remained steady since opening with the Yankees as a -175 favorite and with Chicago going off at +145. The UNDER has been a popular enough White Sox vs Yankees prediction and bet to bump the total down to 8.5 runs after it opened at nine runs. The UNDER is 5-1 in New York’s last six home games against Chicago heading into Sunday.
Michael Kopech has been outstanding for the White Sox this season with a 1.54 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP across seven starts and 35 innings pitched. Despite his strong pitching, Chicago is just 1-4 SU in his last five trips to the mound, and Kopech is still looking for his first win of the season with an 0-1 record to date.
Luis Severino pitched six innings and allowed only one hit and one earned run in a 6-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday. Severino is 3-0 with a 3.63 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP this season while the Yankees are a perfect 7-0 SU in his seven starts so far in 2022.
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Chicago Hasn’t Shown Much Bite As An Underdog
The White Sox suffered a 7-5 loss on Saturday in a game that made headlines due to a bench-clearing scuffle that was fueled by comments New York’s Josh Donaldson made towards Chicago’s Tim Anderson. These two teams also cleared the benches when they met in Chicago earlier this month.
With the loss as +185 underdogs, the White Sox fell to 3-8 SU in 11 games as an underdog this season. Bettors taking Chicago as their White Sox vs Yankees prediction this Sunday night will be hoping the White Sox can buck this trend with a rare upset win.
New York Is Off To A Big Lead In The AL East
The Yankees enter Sunday’s action with a 5.5-game lead in the AL East due to their red-hot play over the last four weeks. New York opened the 2022 season with a 7-6 SU record before going on a 22-4 SU run over their next 26 games.
The team’s +74 run differential ahead of this doubleheader leads the rest of the American League by a wide margin and is second only to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ +89. The Yankees’ 4.97 runs scored per game and 2.91 team ERA both rank third best in the majors.
White Sox vs Yankees Pick & Insights
White Sox: Keys to Victory
The White Sox have scored three runs or less in five of Michael Kopech’s last six starts. Kopech has put the White Sox in position to win just about every time he’s gone to the mound, but the offense will need to do its part for Chicago to be the winnings White Sox vs Yankees prediction.
Yankees: Keys to Victory
New York has been so consistently good this season due to its ability to win in different ways. With a strong starting pitcher on the mound in Kopech, the key to being the winning White Sox vs Yankees pick on Sunday night will likely be a strong game from Luis Severino to keep things close until the Yankees offense can break through.
MLB Computer Pick: Yankees -175 ML
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