Phillies vs White Sox: Best bets, TV schedule & betting preview for April 18th

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Philadelphia Phillies’ Alec Bohm rounds the basses after hitting a three run home run off of Miami Marlins’ Devin Smeltzer during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 10, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Philadelphia Phillies have had a wobbly start to the 2023 campaign and will be hoping to kick things into gear with against a similarly underwhelming White Sox team. The first game of the series takes place today, so we’ve put together a handy guide for anyone looking to bet on it.

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Phillies vs White Sox info:

Date: Tuesday, April 18th | Time: 4:10 p.m. ET
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago
TV channel: MLB TV

Phillies vs White Sox Betting preview

Money line: Cincinnati Reds (+100) | Philadelphia Phillies (-120)
Run Line: Cincinnati Reds -1.5 (-165) | Philadelphia Phillies -1.5 (+140)
Run total: Over/Under 8 (-105)

Pitching matchup

Zack Wheeler (0-1, 4.02 ERA), Lance Lynn (0-01 7.31 ERA)

Zack Wheeler was solid against the Marlins before the house he built crumbled late in the game. He went six innings and showcased his saucy slider along with some real eye-raising velocity in his six-inning outing.

As for Lance Lynn, it’s been an underwhelming start to the year. He pitched a 3.99 ERA in 2022, but that number stands at 7.31 through 16 innings so far. The veteran could be looking to bounce back, but seeing the Phils explode for 14 runs in their last game is hardly going to inspire confidence.

Phillies Kyle Schwarber
ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 18: Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Kyle Schwarber (12) during the MLB game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves on September 18, 2022, at Truist Park in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by John Adams/Icon Sportswire)

Betting preview

The Phillies offense has really started to rally into life. After a shaky start, Toppers Totts have found a rhythm. Bryson Stott now leads the NL in hits (27), while Nick Castellanos leads the entire league in doubles, and Brandon Marsh surprisingly does so in triples.

What’s interesting is that you’d assume the team would be among the best offenses when it comes to homers. In fact, the Phils rank 24th in home runs per game. Kyle Schwarber leads the team with 4, but there is a clear focus on scoring as opposed to the huge plays. The offense is batting .293 which is a current MLB best so this is hardly anything to be concerned about.

As for Chicago, their .418 slugging percentage ranks 10th in all of baseball, but they’re only averaging 4.6 runs per game. It is worth noting that they have 4 batters averaging over .300 coming into this game and just like Philadelphia, they’re an efficient offense when it comes to base hits.

Jake Burger has enjoyed a hot start to the year, scoring 4 home runs and batting a .350 average. He’s currently riding a 3-game hit streak and has scored a run in each of those contests. He could well be in position to keep the run alive here.

Phillies vs White Sox betting picks

Jake Burger to record a hit: -115
Alec Bohm to record a hit: -175
Total: OVER 8: -105

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