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White Sox vs. Guardians 2024 MLB Odds, Preview and Prediction – April 10th

By Hank Blaine

If you aren’t fading the Chicago White Sox almost daily from an MLB perspective, you should be and the Pale Hose are significant underdogs yet again on Wednesday afternoon as they close out their three-game series at AL Central rival Cleveland.

It’s time to get a complete look at the game information, team and player statistics, along with an expert prediction and the latest MLB odds, provided by our crypto sportsbook.

Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Guardians MLB Game Information

  • When: Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 6:10 PM ET
  • Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH
  • Radio: ESPN WMVP AM 100 (White Sox) // WTAM 1100 (Guardians)
  • Live Stream: MLB.tv
  • MLB Odds: White Sox (+207) // Guardians (-244)

Why bet on the Chicago White Sox?

Even at full strength, the White Sox were going to be a bad team this season as the organization chose to reboot over the offseason. Chicago isn’t at full strength right now as its two most dangerous hitters, All-Star outfielder Luis Robert and DJ Eloy Jimenez, are both on the injured list – nothing new for either Cuban. Jimenez shouldn’t be out too long due to a left adductor strain, and he hadn’t been hitting before the injury.

Robert is the only good every-day player the White Sox have and their biggest trade chip. However, he’s expected to miss 6–8 weeks with a hip flexor strain. He was hurt last Friday in Kansas City. On May 2, 2021, Robert suffered a similar injury while running to first in a home game against Cleveland. He didn’t require surgery, but he didn’t return until Aug. 9, when Robert slashed .350/.389/.622 with 13 doubles, 12 home runs, 35 RBIs and 31 runs scored over his final 43 games. According to Robert, this injury isn’t as severe as that one. Yet, there is no timetable for his return, but some in the organization are more concerned and think Robert could miss three-plus months.

“It will be longer than 10 days,” White Sox manager Pedro Grifol said. “I just don’t know how long it’s going to be. And I don’t think anybody knows. We can talk about it here until we’re blue in the face, but we don’t know how his body’s feeling, how he will react to this kind of stuff. Considering how strong he is and how much work he puts in the offseason.”

Robert, 26, made his first All-Star team and nabbed some down-ballot MVP votes in 2023 after he hit .264/.315/.542 with 38 home runs and 20 steals in 145 games. He was out to a slower start to the 2024 season, batting .214/.241/.500 with a pair of big flies and an uncharacteristic 38% strikeout rate. Offseason trade acquisition Dominic Fletcher will man center field most of the time, and the club is hoping 25-year-old Oscar Colas get back on track in Triple-A and reenter the outfield mix after a dismal 2023 season.

In December, the White Sox signed free-agent right-hander Erick Fedde after he resuscitated his career in the Korean Baseball Organization. He was 20-6 with a 2.00 ERA for the NC Dinos and captured the Choi Dong-won Award, the KBO equivalent of the Cy Young Award, becoming the fourth pitcher — and first foreign starter — to earn the KBO pitching Triple Crown (wins, ERA and strikeouts).

The Sox are hoping Fedde found something overseas and that he could be flipped at the trade deadline this year. Adding in a sweeper to his arsenal helped change Fedde’s approach. The great results with the pitch in the KBO changed his entire outlook.

“I looked myself in the mirror. Had to do that,” Fedde said. “Adding some pitching repertoire, getting myself to where my throwing mechanics were really consistent. Everything kind of clicked with the four-pitch mix. The sweeper and change up were so much better than they ever were here in the States. Those were probably the biggest reasons I was able to do what I did.”

So far, so good, as Fedde has a 2.79 ERA through two starts. Fedde did not factor into the decision last Friday against the Royals, allowing one run on six hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out four. The only damage done against him came in the opening inning, as Vinnie Pasquantino smacked a two-out single and scored on an RBI double off the bat of Salvador Perez. Fedde got just three swings and misses on 91 pitches in the contest while posting an underwhelming CSW of 22 percent.

Why bet on the Cleveland Guardians?

Cleveland recently got horrible news with ace and former AL Cy Young winner Shane Biebert ruled out for the season following Tommy John surgery. The Guardians also have a couple of relievers on the injured list but they are playing good baseball in the early going especially considering their first 10 games were on the road.

All-Star third baseman Jose Ramirez has posted an .869 OPS in 154 career games vs. the White Sox, ranking among active players in all of MLB in home runs (32, 1st), doubles (36, 1st), RBI (98, 1st) and hits (148, T2nd). Josh Naylor is batting .343 in his career against the White Sox, tops among all active hitters with at least 100 at-bats. In Monday’s win over the White Sox, Ramirez homered to move into sole possession of first place for the most homes hit by a third baseman in franchise history with 173, breaking a tie with Al Rosen. It also marked Ramirez’s 100th career homer at Progressive Field.

It’s righty Tanner Bibee (1-0, 3.86) on the mound Wednesday. Bibee earned the win versus Minnesota last Thursday, allowing one run on five hits while striking out nine over 5.1 innings. He leaned on his slider the most and induced seven whiffs among the 12 swings against the offering. Bibee allowed that lone run on an Edouard Julien homer in the fifth inning while matching his career high with nine strikeouts.

“His slider was sharper today,” catcher Stephen Vogt said. “It was the same slider whether it was in the zone or under and he was just executing that better. His changeup was a little more effective today. … And locating the fastball. When you do that, you’re going to [have] one-run baseball.”

The 25-year-old Bibee has allowed four runs on 11 hits while striking out 13 through his first 9.1 innings this season after going 10-4 with a 2.98 ERA and 141:45 K:BB as a rookie. Bibee faced the White Sox once last season, allowing three runs over 6.2 innings of a win.

White Sox vs. Guardians Betting Trends

  • Chicago is 2-12 SU in the last 14 games.
  • White Sox are 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road.
  • The total went under in 4 of the White Sox’s last 5 games.
  • Cleveland is 5-1 SU in the last 6 games.
  • Guardians are 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home.
  • The total went under in 10 of Cleveland’s last 13 games against the White Sox.

White Sox vs. Guardians Betting Prediction

Take the Guardians on the runline for Wednesday night’s action.

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