Thursday, June 23
White Sox minus $1.45 hosting Orioles
The White Sox should be fine now that Luis Giolito isn't pitching. Johnny Cueto gets the start here. Cueto is past his prime, but he's enjoying a rejuvenation with the White Sox with a 2.95 ERA and five of six quality starts. Cueto held the Astros to two hits in seven innings during his last start, a 7-0 victory this past Saturday.
The Orioles had to sit through several rain delays during their rain-shortened victory against the Nationals Wednesday night. That was in Baltimore. Now the Orioles go on the road for the first time in a week. The road hasn't been kind to the Orioles. Baltimore has lost 73 percent of its last 99 away games.
Oh, yeah, the Orioles also are 0-8 the past eight times facing the White Sox.
Converted reliever Dean Kremer is slated to start for Baltimore. He has a 2.35 ERA. That consists of only 15 1/3 innings, however. Kremer doesn't figure to pitch deep into this game, putting the Orioles' vulnerable bullpen into play. The White Sox are batting .319 during their last 10 games, while averaging seven runs per game during their past 13 games.
Hopefully I don't jinx myself, but I am 5-0 on my last five free picks. My card today is headed by my Triple Star MLB Game of the Week, an early MLB play and a Double Star CFL play. I am 19-9-1 on my CFL plays the last two seasons, including 4-1 this year. I may be releasing a WNBA play, too, trying for a third straight WNBA winner. You can find my plays, packages and records here: https://pregame.com/pros/stephen-nover.
Best of luck and no bad beats.