In our MLB predictions for Thursday, June 23, we are breaking down the opening clash of a four-game American League series between Baltimore and Chicago to bring you the best Orioles vs White Sox betting pick and odds. The O’s meet the Chi Sox for the first time in 2022, and Baltimore is winless in eight straight encounters with Chicago.
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Orioles vs White Sox Betting Pick
This game will be played at Guaranteed Rate Field at 8:10 PM ET on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
Why Bet The White Sox:
✅ The White Sox are slowly but surely heating up at the plate. They’ve scored 88 runs in the last 14 contests while slashing an excellent .305/.368/.452 with 13 home runs and 30 extra-base hits across 498 at-bats.
✅ Johnny Cueto will get the ball for the White Sox and face Baltimore for the first time since 2016. None of the current Orioles has seen Cueto, who holds a 2.95 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in six starts and one relief appearance (42.2 innings pitched) in 2022. The 26-year-old right-hander fired seven shutout innings against the Astros’ powerful lineup this past Saturday.
✅ Dean Kremer will get the starting call for the Orioles. It’s hard to trust the 26-year-old righty, who’s 2-9 with a miserable 6.06 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 20 career starts and 87.2 innings of work. Kremer is 1-1 with a 2.35 ERA in 2022, albeit in just 15.1 frames of work, while the Orioles’ bullpen has accounted for a 4.08 ERA and .324 BABIP in the last ten days of action.
Wednesday night games have been excluded from this preview, and the 30-39 Baltimore Orioles were looking to avoid a sweep in a two-game interleague series against the Washington Nationals. They’ve been pretty much a hit-or-miss lately, going 7-7 in their previous 14 games overall.
Baltimore is scoring 4.03 runs per game (tied-23rd in the majors) on a .229/.297/.374 slash line (.242/.311/.393 league average). The Orioles are yielding 4.64 runs in a return (23rd) while posting a 4.25 ERA and 1.35 WHIP.
Chicago White Sox
The 33-33 Chicago White Sox were playing the Toronto Blue Jays at the time of writing, closing down a three-game series at Guaranteed Rate Field. They’ve won six of their previous eight games overall, including the first two contests of the Blue Jays series.
Chicago is tallying 4.27 runs per game (19th in the MLB) on a .254/.311/.383 triple-slash. The White Sox are surrendering 4.83 runs in a return (24th) while recording a 4.10 ERA and 1.37 WHIP.