Yankees vs. White Sox Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/15/2022

by | May 15, 2022

Luis Robert will look to extend his 12-game hitting streak when the Chicago White Sox (16-16) take on the New York Yankees (24-9). The Yankees are listed as -120 favorites on the moneyline for the contest, which starts at 2:10 PM ET Sunday, live from Guaranteed Rate Field. Nestor Cortes Jr. takes the mound for New York while Michael Kopech is Chicago’s starter for the contest.

Yankees vs. White Sox Spread and Betting Line

Yankees vs White Sox Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Yankees -120 +101 8 -104 -116 -1.5 +138 -163

Computer Predictions for Yankees vs. White Sox

Our computer pick: Chicago White Sox (+101) and Over (8)

Yankees vs. White Sox Game Info

  • New York Yankees probable starting pitcher: Nestor Cortes Jr.
  • Chicago White Sox probable starting pitcher: Michael Kopech
  • Game Day: Sunday, May 15, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Stadium: Guaranteed Rate Field

New York Yankees vs Chicago White Sox Pitching Matchup

Cortes Jr. Kopech
6 GS 6
1-1 W-L 0-0
1.41 ERA 0.93
32.0 IP 29.0
11 BB 13
42 SO 30

Yankees Starter Nestor Cortes Jr.

  • Nestor Cortes Jr. (1-1 with a 1.41 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 32 innings pitched) gets the start for the Yankees, his seventh of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Monday against the Texas Rangers, when he tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings while giving up one hit.
  • The 27-year-old has put up an ERA of 1.41, with 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings, in six games this season. Opponents have a .177 batting average against him.
  • Cortes is trying to collect his third quality start of the year in this game.
  • Cortes is trying to record his fifth start of five or more innings this year in this game.
  • The opposing White Sox offense has a collective .229 batting average, and is 23rd in the league with 243 total hits and 27th in MLB action with 116 runs scored. It has the 21st-ranked slugging percentage (.356) and ranks 18th in home runs (29) in all of MLB.

White Sox Starter Michael Kopech

  • Kopech (0-0) will take to the mound for the White Sox and make his seventh start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Tuesday, when he gave up no earned runs and allowed two hits in six innings against the Cleveland Guardians.
  • The 26-year-old has pitched to a .93 ERA this season with 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 4.0 walks per nine across six games.
  • He has started six games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in one of them.
  • Kopech has started six games this season, and he’s lasted five or more innings four times. He averages 4.3 innings per appearance.
  • The Yankees are batting .245 this season, seventh in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .424 (second in the league) with 48 home runs.

Yankees Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Yankees have entered the game as favorites 30 times this season and won 21, or 70%, of those games.
  • New York is 21-8 this season when entering a game favored by -120 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Yankees, based on the moneyline, is 54.5%.
  • New York’s games have gone over the total in 14 of their 32 chances.
  • The Yankees are 17-15-0 against the spread in their 32 chances this season.

White Sox Betting Picks & Insights

  • The White Sox have won in three of the 10 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • Chicago has a mark of 3-6 in contests where bookmakers favor them by +101 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the White Sox have a 49.8% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Chicago and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 14 of their 33 opportunities.
  • The White Sox are 15-18-0 against the spread in their 33 games that had a posted line this season.

Yankees Leaders & Batting Stats

  • The Yankees leader in both batting average and homers is Aaron Judge, who comes into the game hitting .306 and has left the yard 12 times while driving in 27 runs this season.
  • Among all hitters in the majors, Judge is first in homers and fourth in RBI.
  • Judge carries a six-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last 10 outings he is batting .324 with a double, four home runs, seven walks and 11 RBI.
  • Anthony Rizzo is hitting .233 with five doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 15 walks.
  • Among all major league hitters, Rizzo ranks fifth in home runs and 14th in RBI.
  • Rizzo has three straight games with at least one hit. In his last five games he is hitting .211 with a double, a triple, three walks and two RBI.
  • Giancarlo Stanton has driven in a team-best 31 runs batted in.
  • Stanton has at least one base hit in four straight games. In his last five games he is batting .500 with a double, four home runs, two walks and 12 RBI.
  • DJ LeMahieu has nine doubles, two home runs and 12 walks while hitting .289.
Aaron Judge 32 .306 .380 .653 12 27 37
Anthony Rizzo 32 .233 .350 .526 9 23 27
Giancarlo Stanton 31 .292 .328 .558 10 31 35
DJ LeMahieu 31 .289 .367 .421 2 11 33
Gleyber Torres 31 .230 .269 .430 5 18 23

White Sox Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Tim Anderson leads the White Sox in home runs (four), runs batted in (12) and has recorded a team-high batting average of .339.
  • Among all hitters in the big leagues, Anderson ranks 60th in homers and 120th in RBI.
  • Anderson has collected a hit in two games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .348 with three doubles, two walks and three RBI.
  • Robert’s four home runs pace his team.
  • Robert is 60th in home runs and 139th in RBI among all MLB hitters this season.
  • Jose Abreu has a team-high 12 runs batted in.
  • Andrew Vaughn paces the White Sox with four long balls and runs batted in, driving in 12.
Tim Anderson 28 .339 .372 .513 4 12 39
Luis Robert 24 .296 .337 .449 4 11 29
José Abreu 31 .203 .280 .322 3 12 24
Andrew Vaughn 17 .281 .359 .544 4 12 16
Gavin Sheets 25 .232 .284 .415 4 10 19

Betting Tips for Yankees vs. White Sox

Our best bet is the White Sox on the moneyline at +101 after digging through all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer projects the total score will over the total of 8 runs.

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