MLB Odds: Why Now is the Best Time to Bet on the Chicago White Sox


by Sam Pannayotovich
FOX Sports Betting Analyst

to speak Chicago White Sox not achieved in the first month major league baseball The season will be underestimated.

After waking up in the American League after winning six of their first seven games, the South Siders went 13 RBIs and 11 losses in eight games between April 17 and May 1.

Chicago’s early rough road coincided with the Minnesota Twins’ outstanding overachieving, so the Twinkies became the most preferred AL Central bet on most American sportsbooks after about 20 games. Then the White Sox started showing their true strength with a six-game losing streak last week.

It didn’t take long for Ozmaker to restructure the mathematical hierarchy.

Current FOX Bet AL central odds:

White Sox -110(bet $110 to get a total of $100)
Twin +150(bet $100 to get a total of $250)
Guardian +900(bet $100 to get a total of $1,000)
Tiger +2000 (bet $100 to get a total of $2,100)
Royals +3000(bet $100 to get a total of $3,100)

* Dividend rates as of May 10, 2022

The White Sox’s plus-money price for division wins has long since disappeared, but this is still a great opportunity to buy Sox stock.

Remember, Chicago has a best -285 ($285 wins $100) win at AL Central in Las Vegas before opening day. Most of the shops were in the -225 to -250 range, which means about a 70% chance.

Chicago then started the season without the services of Lance Lynn, Yoan Moncada and Joe Kelly. Lucas Giolito, Luis Robert, Andrew Vaughn and AJ Pollock were already on the disabled list and Eloy Jimenez tore his right hamstring in 11 games.

None of those injuries are the end of the season. Vaughn is rehabilitating at Charlotte, Lynn is due to return in early June and Jimenez is due to return in July. And the White Sox will experience injury regression in the right way and will guarantee that he will be healthy through the summer.

The White Sox front office believes their team is good enough to win a World Series, and it’s worth considering that they’re willing to pawn another starter on a trade deadline or pawn their assets to bat.

Players like Dallas Keuchel, Jimmy Lambert and Vince Velasquez are likely to not start meaningful matches.

I played .600 baseball in 30 games and tipped my hat to the Twins, better than pre-season expectations. But there’s a big difference between starting strong from the start and playing at that level for six months.

Minnesota may face tight competition by challenging Chicago, but it will be their last chance for the White Sox to win the division at -110. This team has too much potential, too many talents, and too many merits for such a low price after playing baseball for a month.

Buy it, buy it, buy it.

Choose: Chicago White Sox (-110 at FOX Bet) wins AL Central

Sam Panayotovich is a sports betting analyst at FOX Sports and NESN. He previously worked for WGN Radio, NBC Sports and VSiN. He will probably face your favorite team. Follow him on Twitter @spshoot.


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