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White Sox Gambling Roundup: Staying Afloat in Tough Times

by Justin Salgado

Even though the White Sox are in the midst of a dreadful skid, there is still money to be made while watching this team! As always, the Google Sheet tracking every Sox game can be accessed at this link. Let’s look at some of the newer trends that have emerged since we last looked in!

4/20 to 5/1 Tracker Snapshot

4/20 to 5/1 Stats

White Sox ATS Record: 4-8

White Sox O/U Record: 7-5

Underwhelming Early Returns

With the Sox off to a disappointing start this season, it’s no surprise that they are second worst team in baseball against the spread (7-14 overall ATS). This is a product of the team’s high expectations and underwhelming results so far.

This has been the year for under total runs bettors so far, as they have been cashing at a cool 60 percent leaguewide. The overall under trend in MLB is due to a variety of factors, such as the new “dead” baseballs in addition to the cold temperatures this time of year. However, the White Sox have been hovering around the 50 percent line, which puts them in the top 5 in all of baseball as far as cashing overs. This has unfortunately been mostly due to the poor pitching in blowout games. As the weather starts to heat up, I would not be surprised in the least if more overs start to cash leaguewide, as I believe that MLB will also tweak their baseballs once again due to the poor on-field product that the “dead” balls are causing.

Futures Bets Outlook

White Sox odds to win the AL Central in January: -200

White Sox odds to win the AL Central in May (now): -120

With the Sox off to a slow start, their odds to win the AL Central have begun to tighten up, as the Twins have a 4.5-game lead early on in the division race. Minnesota has climbed all the way from +800 odds to win the division in January to +195 as of today. For what it’s worth, if the Sox were to be at plus money at any point (+100 odds or greater), I would load up on them to win the division because they still by far have the most talented roster in the division. Minnesota has a lineup that can compete with Chicago’s, however, I believe they lack enough quality starting pitching to truly compete for the division title this season.

It’s a long season folks, no need to panic about this team just yet. They’re going to get hot and help us all make some cash in the process! See any other trends that stick out? Shoot them my way so I can look into them!

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