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Chicago White Sox Starter James Shields Out to Silence Philadelphia Phillies Bats in MLB Contest

The Chicago White Sox battle the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday in MLB betting odds action at U.S. Cellular Field.

Chicago hands the ball to starter James Shields in this one and he'll try to improve on his 5-15 mark on the year. Philadelphia counters with Jerad Eickhoff, who will try to quiet the fans and the White Sox bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Chicago White Sox in this matchup found them as -105 on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 9.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.8-4.6 result in favor of the Phillies. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago White Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago White Sox bring a 60-64 record to the battle against the 58-68 Phillies. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Philadelphia injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Chicago White Sox at No. 24 and the Philadelphia Phillies at No. 18 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago White Sox No. 25-ranked scoring average of 4.05 runs per game, against a Philadelphia Phillies offense rated No. 29 and scoring 3.76 runs per game. The White Sox have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Phillies hitters have managed (8.12 per nine innings).

Philadelphia brings the No. 23-rated defense to this matchup, facing the White Sox's No. 13-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Phillies were saddled with a loss last time out in Jake Thompson's start, as they lost 9-1 against Chicago on Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Philadelphia's last 16 games
  • Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chi White Sox is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Chi White Sox is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Chi White Sox is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at New York, Friday, August 26th
Chicago home to Seattle, Thursday, August 25th