MLB Odds: Punchless Yankees in Tough Versus White Sox

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.

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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.

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