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Is Rodon Ready for His First MLB Start This Year?

A ninth-inning collapse led to the Yankees’ demise last night but they’ll try to get right back on the horse Wednesday when they send Masahiro Tanaka (5-7, 5.74 ERA) to the mound to face the Pale Hose. The sinker-ball specialist is coming off his best start of the season and is one of the many reasons why the Bronx Bombers will come into tonight’s contest as large moneyline favorites.

SHARK BITES
  • The Yankees are 1-10 SU in their last 11 games against teams with losing records.
  • The visiting team is 9-27 SU in its last 36 games in this matchup.
  • The White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 home games with Carlos Rodon as the starting pitcher.

Carlos Rodon is finally prepared to make his first big-league start of the season but if you look at the numbers he’s posted in his rehab outings, you may question the validity of his readiness. The southpaw posted a combined ERA over 10 through three warm-up starts and his 9.64 career ERA against the Yankees also fails to inspire confidence.

The lefty has been incredibly inconsistent over the course of his young career but showed his serious potential when he posted a 3-0 record and a 1.47 ERA in five August starts last year.

An interesting matchup tonight will ensue when Rodon goes up against the right-handed Aaron Judge for the first time. Righties have dominated the 24-year-old (.799 OPS and 21 home runs) in 2017 and Judge is currently the best righty hitter in baseball.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Chicago was a 132 moneyline underdog earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made oddsmakers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 9.5.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.4-4.2 victory for the White Sox. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Yankees vs Chicago White Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago White Sox sport a record of 33-43 heading into this matchup, while the New York Yankees sit at 41-34 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs New York injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it’s the No. 21-ranked Chicago White Sox and the No. 5-rated New York Yankees in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago White Sox No. 20-ranked scoring average of 4.55 runs per game, against a New York Yankees offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.56 runs per game. The White Sox have averaged 8.99 hits per game to date this season, less than the Yankees hitters have managed (9.44 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Chicago has the No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Luis Severino fanned 12 batters in a 4-3 loss against Chicago in the team’s last game, played on Tuesday at New Comiskey Park.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
  • NY Yankees is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Chi White Sox is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games
  • Chi White Sox is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Chicago, Thursday, June 29th

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