The White Sox AL Central hopes are at a critical stage as they had to Denver to face off against the Rockies.
Chicago has played great baseball at the plate of late and will look to carry their strong hitting marks at home. Can Michael Kopech limit his walks and keep the White Sox in the postseason mix?
Let's break down the odds from FanDuel Sportsbook and find the best bet:
Rockies vs. White Sox Odds, Run Line and Total
Rockies vs. White Sox Prediction and Pick
Michael Kopech has had an up and down season and could be given that he has a high fly ball rate, allowing 64% of balls put in play in the air, and nearly 10% of them leave the yard.
The Rockies are 12th in slugging percentage over the past two weeks, and have a ton of pop in the lineup. I can envision Kopech, who has been plagued by walks (more than four per nine innings) and home runs, struggling against a decent Rockies lineup.
Meanwhile, the White Sox enter on a heater at the plate, fifth in wRC+ over the past two weeks. The team is hitting .289 as a unit and should put pressure on Chad Kuhl, who has a 10.08 ERA in six starts since the All-Star break. I expect the White Sox to tag Kuhl early and often and nearly clear this total on their own.