The Chicago White Sox (29-38) and Los Angeles Dodgers (37-29) meet Tuesday in the opener of a 3-game set in Chavez Ravine. First pitch at Dodger Stadium is slated for 10:10 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze FanDuel Sportsbook’s lines around the White Sox vs. Dodgers odds and make our expert MLB picks and predictions for the best bets.
Season series: First meeting of 2023; Dodgers won last year’s series 2-1
The White Sox enter on a 2-game skid after dropping 2 of 3 at home to the Miami Marlins over the weekend and were off Monday. Chicago — losers of 3 of its last 4 — has scuffled on the road, going just 12-21.
Los Angeles has won 2/3rds of its home games, going 20-10 at Dodger Stadium. The club was off Monday after a 2-4 road trip. L.A. pitching threw 2 shutouts on that trip but was still touched up for 29 runs against the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies.
White Sox at Dodgers projected starters
RHP Lance Lynn vs. RHP Tony Gonsolin
Lynn (4-6, 6.72 ERA) is tabbed for his 14th start this season. He owns a 1.56 WHIP, 3.6 BB/9 and 10.0 K/9 through 72 1/3 IP.
- Current Dodgers own an aggregate .792 OPS against him
- Allowed 13 runs on 16 hits (4 HR) and 5 walks in last 9 innings (2 starts)
- Been hurt by a .340 batting average on balls in play and a 20.3% home runs/fly balls rate
Gonsolin (3-1, 2.21 ERA) makes his 9th start. He owns a 0.98 WHIP, 3.5 BB/9 and 6.6 K/9 through 40 2/3 IP.
- Home splits since 2021: 2.01 ERA, 0.96 WHIP
- Has gone 6 innings just once in his last 5 starts
White Sox at Dodgers odds
Provided by FanDuel Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 3:39 p.m. ET.
- Moneyline: White Sox +168 (bet $100 to win $168) | Dodgers -200 (bet $200 to win $100)
- Run line (RL)/Against the spread (ATS): White Sox +1.5 (-118) | Dodgers -1.5 (-102)
- Over/Under (O/U): 8.5 (O: -122 | U: +100)
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White Sox at Dodgers picks and predictions
Dodgers 4, White Sox 3
The Dodgers are the pitch in the team-vs.-team, results-vs.-expectations comparison. But the pitching matchup — Lynn likely undervalued and Gonsolin likely overvalued — makes for a near-equal counterweight.
No value here: STEER CLEAR.
Run line/Against the spread
Same calculation: No leverage on these teams with this matchup of starters. PASS.
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Both bullpens and Lynn have some underlying indicators that point to some impending ERA drop. Gonsolin has some numbers that swing the other way.
The White Sox offense is slightly overcooked due to a .325 batting average on balls in play in high-leverage situations. And Chicago can often struggle offensively away from home (.651 road OPS).
Peg the UNDER 8.5 (+100) as having some value.
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