Are the New York Yankees at the end of their rope? Baseball's most storied franchise is off to a disappointing start this year at 13-19, dropping 8.08 betting units along the way. Things will only get tougher this Friday when the Yankees host the Chicago White Sox (23-12, +11.75 units) in the opening game of a three-game series. First pitch is at 7:05 PM ET on the MLB Network.
Not only will the Yankees face the top team in the American League standings, they'll also have to face Chicago's top pitcher. Chris Sale (2.76 FIP) is slated to take the mound for the White Sox; the perennial All-Star has already racked up seven units in profit on a record of 7-0, giving up just four earned runs in his last five starts combined.
New York responds with Luis Severino (4.91 FIP), a blue-chip prospect who's struggled this season after showing promise in 2015. The Yankees are 0-6 in Severino's six starts for a loss of 6.93 units – the worst performance of any pitcher in the majors against the moneyline. Severino's teammates have hung him out to dry, scoring a total of seven runs in those six games.
MLB Odds: Rich Meets Poor in White Sox-Yankees Matchup
Nobody in the majors has paid off as handsomely this year as the Chicago White Sox (23-12, +11.75 betting units). They can fatten their wallets Friday night at the expense of the New York Yankees, one of this season's biggest disappointments at 13-19 (–8.08 units). Game time is 7:05 PM ET on the MLB Network.
Chris Sale (2.76 FIP) is scheduled to pitch for Chicago against top Yankees prospect Luis Severino (4.91 FIP). The Sox have won all seven of Sale's starts for seven units of profit, while the Yankees are 0-6 behind Severino for a deficit of 6.93 units.