Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers 6/24/08 Preview

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Chicago White Sox (41-34) at Los Angeles Dodgers (35-40)
Tuesday, 10:10 pm Eastern

 

The Chicago White Sox open a three-game series on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers looking to break a nine-game road losing streak. Suddenly the White Sox look vulnerable, having lost eight of their last 12 games while the Minnesota Twins have won eight of their last 9 to cut the Sox lead to just a game and a half in the American League Central. The White Sox were swept by the Cubs over the weekend. “The last three teams we’ve played on the road, we’ve been swept or just won one game,” manager Ozzie Guillen said, “I don’t think it’s a good sign for a team that has to win, or wants to win. Like I said, this is not a basketball team. To win and get in the division, you have to win some games on the road, and we’re not doing a good job out there yet.”

 

Check out the current line for this game at SBG Global.

 

Mark Buehrle gets the ball on Tuesday for the White Sox. He is 4-6 on the season with a 4.28 ERA.  He has been pitching well of late going 3-1 with a 2.77 ERA in his last seven starts.  He is 1-1 with a 1.20 ERA in two career starts against the Dodgers.

 

Los Angeles goes with Derek Lowe on Tuesday.  He is 5-6 with a 3.90 this season.  He has won three of his last four starts overall. He is 1-1 with a 3.89 ERA as a starter against the White Sox in his career.  The Dodgers lost two of three to Cleveland over the weekend and they are only 2-7 in Interleague play. “We haven’t put anything together,” manager Joe Torre said, “That’s why I’m saying you win five games in a row, all of a sudden you have a whole different personality and a different status in the division.”

 

Here are the MLB betting stats for Tuesday’s game.  The White Sox have won the last five matchups between the two teams. The White Sox are 8-2 in their last 10 vs. the National League West. The White Sox are 16-35 in their last 51 games as a road underdog.  The White Sox are 1-4 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. The White Sox are 0-9 in their last 9 road games. The White Sox are 1-6 in Buehrle’s last 7 road starts.

 

The Dodgers are 2-5 in their last 7 games as a home favorite. The Dodgers are 14-37 in their last 51 Interleague games. The Dodgers are 5-16 in their last 21 vs. the American League Central. The Dodgers are 0-7 in their last 7 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Dodgers are 10-4 in Lowe’s last 14 starts as a favorite. The Dodgers are 0-4 in Lowe’s last 4 starts vs. the American League Central.

 

The Under is 7-1-1 in the White Sox last 9 vs. the National League West.

The Under is 5-1 in the White Sox last 6 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 8-2 in the White Sox last 10 road games.

 

The Under is 4-1 in Buehrle’s last 5 starts vs. the National League West. The Under is 5-2 in Buehrle’s last 7 road starts.

 

The Under is 12-3 in the Dodgers last 15 games as a favorite. The Under is 5-2 in the Dodgers last 7 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Over is 4-1 in Lowe’s last 5 starts vs. the American League Central. The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between the two teams.

 

Pick: White Sox 2units

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