The Los Angeles Dodgers are in second place in the NL West, but they are coming off a home win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
Clayton Kershaw (8-4, 2.95 ERA) is on the mound for the Dodgers, who are an impressive 21-10 at home this season, for this contest.
He'll take on White Sox righty Mike Clevinger (3-4, 4.19 ERA). Chicago has been a disappointment this season, and the team has lost three in a row heading into Wednesday’s game.
Let’s dive into the odds and my best bet for this game:
White Sox vs. Dodgers odds, run line and total
White Sox vs. Dodgers prediction and pick
This will be Kershawk’s sixth start at home this season, and the Dodgers are 4-1 in his previous five home outings.
The three-time Cy Young Award winner has been great in 2023, allowing more than two earned runs in just four of his 13 starts. This would have looked like a much tougher matchup in previous seasons when Chicago hit lefties at a high rate, but the team is just 18th in OPS against southpaws this season.
Clevinger hasn’t been bad for Chicago, but his Fielding Independent Pitching (5.03) suggests that he's been getting a bit lucky, and that we can probably expect him to falter more times than not against the better lineups in the league.
Los Angeles has crushed right-handed pitching, ranking third in OPS this season, and I think this could be a spot where Clevinger takes a step back. The White Sox have lost his last four road starts.
I’ll trust the Dodgers on the run line here with Kershaw leading the way.
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