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The Dodgers and White Sox open a three-game series on the South Side of Chicago tonight, and MLB expert Mike Spector weighs in with his best play.

Chicago White Sox vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction: Can the Dodgers Bounce Back From a Recent Slide?

Interleague play in Major League Baseball provides plenty of opportunities for teams to play each other that do not usually get the chance. That is evident in this first game of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, as the two have not met since 2017 and are playing their second series since 2014. For what it is worth, Los Angeles has won the last four head-to-head meetings, but much has changed over the previous five seasons.

While Los Angeles has the second-best record in the National League, Chicago has underperformed with a 25-27 record through 52 games, when many pegged them to be the class of the AL Central. However, it is the White Sox who have won two straight while the Dodgers have lost two straight entering this matchup. Will those streaks continue?

Read on for our prediction, best play, and the odds for Tuesday's series opener between the Dodgers and White Sox.

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White Sox vs. Dodgers Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: June 7, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: TBS, NBCSC, SSN, MLB.TV

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Chicago White Sox vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction

When analyzing this game, the first thing that jumps out is Los Angeles' relatively cheap moneyline odds compared to how oddsmakers usually treat them. The Dodgers have been favored in 53 of their 54 games but have been smaller than -150 moneyline favorites just 11 times. They are 7-4 in those games and find themselves short favorites against Chicago, given they are just 2-5 in their last seven games.

Despite that rough patch, the Dodgers are still projected to win between 96 and 97 games, while the White Sox are given just a 60.1% chance to make the playoffs, per FanGraphs. One home sweep at the hands of the Pirates made people quickly forget that the Dodgers went through a 13-2 tear where they dominated the Diamondbacks, Nationals, and Phillies.

We would be more worried about the pitching edge the White Sox have with Michael Kopech (1-2, 2.20) on the mound if not for him getting hit hard in his last three games against elite competition. Kopech has pitched to a 4.50 ERA in his previous three starts against the Yankees (twice) and the Blue Jays after accumulating a 0.93 ERA through his first six starts. However, four of those starts were against teams under .500, so it is clear Kopech is not invincible when facing the most formidable lineups in the league.

That certainly applies today, as Los Angeles ranks seventh in home runs, sixth in batting average, and second in on-base percentage. The Dodgers also mash away from home, with a .426 slugging percentage and an average of 3.4 extra-base hits per game in their 27 road contests.

It is not every day that one can back the Dodgers at this price, but it is only a matter of time before they figure things out. But if you are worried about Mitch White's (1-1, 4.79) ability to put up zeros consistently, one could also back a moneyline play with a wager on the over.

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Mike Spector brings unmatched knowledge and insight into the game of football, and more importantly the process of betting on NFL football. Mike is the #2 ranked expert in FantasyPros' NFL betting contest


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