Yankees vs. White Sox prediction and odds for Monday, August 7 (Bet the UNDER)

Prepare for a Gerrit Cole masterclass.
Aug 2, 2023; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) pitches
Aug 2, 2023; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) pitches / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees aren't completely out of the playoffs yet, but they need to turn things around sooner rather than later to get back in the hunt.

This week's series against the Chicago White Sox might be the perfect time to get some momentum, especially in Monday night's series opener with Gerrit Cole on the mound.

Let's dive into the odds for the game and then I'll break down why the UNDER is the bet to place on Monday night.

Yankees vs. White Sox odds, run line, and total

Yankees vs. White Sox prediction and pick

Sure, you could bet the Yankees at -165 odds if you want to, but I think there's more value betting on the UNDER 8.

Gerrit Cole gets the stat for the Yankees tonight, which obviously lends to the UNDER. He has an American League best ERA at 2.64, while pitching even better lately with a 2.14 ERA in his last five starts.

Now, he gets to face a White Sox offense that has been abysmal for the better part of the season.

Over the last 30 days, they're second to last in the majors in OPS at .639. They're also averaging just 4.11 runs per game, which ranks 25th in baseball this season.

But, let's be honest, the Yankees offense hasn't exactly been hot lately. Over the past month, they're just 18th in OPS at .722 and 25th in batting average at .234.

As a whole, both of these teams have been UNDER teams throughout 2023. The UNDER has hit at a 53.5% clip for the White Sox and a 53.7% clip for the Yankees.

Give me the UNDER tonight in what should be a Gerrit Cole masterclass.

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