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Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago White Sox Predictions

Big favorites to win the AL Central after running away with the division last season, the Chicago White Sox have yet to find their groove entering this interleague set with the NL West leading Los Angeles Dodgers five games behind the Twins.

There was a glimmer of hope over the weekend when the Sox took the final two of a three-game set with Tampa Bay snapping a four-game skid on Saturday. While the Sox have won two straight the Dodgers closed the week with a pair of losses to the New York Mets and have dropped five of their last seven to see their division lead shrivel by a few games.

Dodgers vs Chicago White Sox Date & Time

This interleague matchup takes place on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 8:10 p.m. ET from Guaranteed Rate Field. The game will air live on TBS with betting options for every game on the 2022 MLB schedule available at

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The Dodgers haven’t been through many slumps over the years and when they do hit a rough patch it usually doesn’t last long. It’s safe to say they are currently dealing with one of those bad streaks. Seemingly breaking out of their mini-slump with a pair of wins over the Mets to open the four-game weekend set, the Dodgers will instead head to Chicago riding a two-game losing streak after blowing a late lead, rallying to tie the game then losing in extra innings on Sunday. The series prior LA was swept by Pittsburgh giving them five setbacks in their last seven games.

Being heavy favorites in nearly every game, when the Dodgers hit a rut they cost backers money. Over their last seven games, all of which took place in LA, they are down over $1000 on the moneyline. Despite winning nearly 65 percent of their games they’re barely in the black. That number is bolstered by MLB’s best road record that has the Dodgers at 18-9. And with an offense that averages 5.4 runs per game and a staff ERA below 3.00, you won’t see them have lengthy losing streaks.

There are reasons for the Sox struggles this season, injuries among them. Let’s be honest, though, they haven’t played like they did last season when they won 93 games to run away with their first division title in over a decade. Ranking in the bottom third in MLB in most major offensive and pitching categories has an effect, but there is relief in sight. However, it won’t be here in time for this series. With Carlos Rodon gone, Lance Lynn on the shelf and Dallas Kuechel designated for assignment, the pitching staff has been a big issue.

With their staff ERA at 4.11 they give up plenty of runs, which is boon for OVER bettors recently. In their past 11 games the Sox played above the closing total eight times. They’ve given up at least five runs in seven of the previous nine games going 1-6 in that span. They’ve failed to win a home series in their last five and they are just 11-13 at home this season.

Probable Pitchers

With several hurlers still on the shelf, Mitch White (1-1, 4.79 ERA) is scheduled to make his fourth consecutive start when the series opens on Tuesday. Last time out he went a season-high 5.0 innings tossing 78 pitches and recorded a career-high seven strikeouts. He also gave up four hits, including a home run, and three earned taking the loss in an 8-4 setback to Pittsburgh.

The Santa Clara University product is trying to find some stability as a starter but he’s just a bridge until Clayton Kershaw and Andrew Heaney return, which could happen sometime this month. In seven previous career starts White is 0-4 with a 5.60 ERA and 1.32 WHIP across 27.1 innings. He’s conceded six homers while walking 11 batters in those games. The LA pen was taxed in the last two games against New York and White likely won’t go deep into the game even if he’s pitching well. The day off Monday certainly helps.

He doesn’t have the record to show for it but Michael Kopech (1-2, 2.20 ERA) has been the Sox most effective starter and he’s looking to rebound after his worst outing of the season. Kopech lasted just 3.0 innings giving up six hits and five runs with a pair of homers in a loss to the Blue Jays. In his eight previous starts he yielded more than two runs just once and he’s followed a bad outing with a gem.

After yielding three runs to the Yankees he followed that with a masterpiece allowing one hit in 7.0 scoreless frames. He also tossed 4.0 shutout innings in early May after giving up two runs in 5.0 innings of the previous start. Neither scheduled starter has ever faced the other team in his career.

Dodgers vs Chicago White Sox Predictions

The Dodgers are too good to go into a long slump and they’ve shown off their depth with injuries impacting the rotation. The bullpen has been money this season and the day off will allow arms to rest, which will be needed since White doesn’t complete a lot of innings. Even with some hitters struggling LA leads the majors in runs helping them get the road win.

Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers and OVER

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Jake Flynn
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