New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox Preview 4/23/08

MLB Betting Preview
New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox
Wednesday, 8:10 pm Eastern – ESPN

SBG Global Opening Line: White Sox  -138, Total 9.5 Under  -115

 

The New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox play the middle game of their three-game set on Wednesday with Mike Mussina matching up against Javier Vazquez.  The Yankees have gotten very little out of Mussina so far this season as he is 1-3 on the year with an ERA of 5.75.  Vazquez has been pretty good for Chicago going 3-1 with a 3.20 ERA. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking White Sox at Home.

 

Mussina could easily be the odd man out of the rotation if his pitching does not improve.  Manager Joe Girardi was questioned about Mussina but said he has no plans to skip him in the rotation at this point.  Mussina gave up five runs in just three innings in his last outing against the Red Sox.

 

Vazquez is coming off an outing in which he gave up just two runs in six innings against Tampa Bay.  Vazquez had his 15 shutout inning streak snapped in that game.  This is the second game of a 7-game home stand for the White Sox.  The Yankees and White Sox should put up some runs considering the Sox lead the American League in home runs.  The Yankees may not hold the mystique of previous seasons either. “It’s not any different,” White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said, “I think we know they are a good ballclub and when Yankees come into town, any town they come in, that’s the talk of the town that day. But we should go out and play the way we should be playing right now and continue to do this stuff, and don’t worry about who we are facing.”

SBG Global Current Line: White Sox  -135, Total 9.5 Over  -115

 

The White Sox are getting excellent hitting from players like Jim Thome, Jermaine Dye and A.J. Pierzynski.  Even the young players like Carlos Quentin are contributing. “The whole lineup is a potent lineup, with all the veterans who are proven hitters,” Quentin said. “And some guys they aren’t going to throw fastballs down the middle, It’s a tribute to them [Sox hitters] they realize that.”   The White Sox were just 4-6 against the Yankees last season and they have lost 9 of the past 12 series against New York. “I like to play against the best. It brings the best out of you,” Guillen said. “It’s kind of weird because we never play them so early and this year we do; and hopefully we will go out … and continue to do what we’re doing.”

 

Here are the MLB betting stats for Wednesday’s game. The Yankees are 41-16 in their last 57 Wednesday games. The Yankees are 160-75 in their last 235 vs. the American League Central. The Yankees are 6-14 in their last 20 games as an underdog. The Yankees are 2-5 in their last 7 games on grass. The Yankees are 5-12 in Mussina’s last 17 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Yankees are 1-4 in Mussina’s last 5 starts. The Yankees are 1-4 in Mussina’s last 5 road starts. The Yankees are 0-5 in Mussina’s last 5 starts as an underdog. The Yankees are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between the two teams and the Yankees are 5-2 in Mussina’s last 7 starts vs. the White Sox.

 

The White Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The White Sox are 9-4 in their last 13 games on grass. The White Sox are 11-5 in their last 16 overall. The White Sox are 7-15 in their last 22 Wednesday games. The White Sox are 5-0 in Vazquez’s last 5 home starts.

The White Sox are 8-1 in Vazquez’s last 9 starts. The White Sox are 1-4 in Vazquez’s last 5 Wednesday starts.

 

The Under is 4-0 in the Yankees last 4 road games. The Under is 4-1-1 in the Yankees last 6 vs. the American League Central. The Under is 8-2 in the Yankees last 10 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 15-5 in the Yankees last 20 overall. The Over is 26-10-3 in the Yankees last 39 games as an underdog. The Under is 5-2-1 in the Yankees last 8 games as a road underdog. The Under is 12-5-2 in the Yankees last 19 Wednesday games. The Under is 7-0-1 in Mussina’s last 8 Wednesday starts. The Over is 5-0 in Mussina’s last 5 starts vs. the American League Central. The Over is 6-1-1 in Mussina’s last 8 starts as an underdog. The Over is 10-4 in Mussina’s last 14 starts overall. The Under is 4-1 in Mussina’s last 5 road starts vs. the White Sox.

 

The Under is 4-1 in the White Sox last 5 home games. The Over is 5-2 in the White Sox last 7 games as a favorite. The Under is 5-2 in the White Sox last 7 overall. The Over is 4-0 in Vazquez’s last 4 starts overall. The Over is 6-1 in Vazquez’s last 7 starts as a favorite. The Over is 4-1 in Vazquez’s last 5 starts as a home favorite. The Under is 10-4 in Vazquez’s last 14 starts vs. the American League East. The Under is 15-7-2 in the last 24 meetings between the two teams and the Under is 5-1-2 in the last 8 meetings in Chicago.

 

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