On the evening of May 9th, 2024, the Cleveland Guardians will lock horns with the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field at 7:40 PM. The forecast suggests a possibility of light rain which could add an interesting dimension to the game.

Ben Lively, with an impressive ERA of 2.077, will take the mound for the Guardians. Opposing him, Erick Fedde of the White Sox, who has an ERA of 3.462, will pitch. Looking at the standings in the 2024 AL Central Division, the Guardians lead with a commendable record of 19-9, translating to a 0.68 winning percentage. Despite a recent loss, they have claimed victory in 7 out of their last 10 games. The White Sox, on the other hand, are struggling at the bottom with a 6-23 record, indicating a 0.21 winning percentage and have suffered losses in their recent encounters as well.

The betting odds offer an intriguing glance at the expected performances. With a point spread of 1.5, an over/under of 8.0, an away team money line at -161, and a home team money line at 135, the odds reflect the Guardians’ superior position in the standings and their stronger seasonal performance. While Chicago’s woes are evident in their overall play, the Guardians’ prowess, particularly on the road where they boast a record of 11 wins against 5 losses, makes them the favorites. Betting enthusiasts would likely see value in backing the stronger away team, despite the competitive odds for the White Sox at home.