New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox Betting Preview (Aug 12): Field of Dreams Game Should See Lots of Offense

By | August 12, 2021

Tonight’s most notable MLB betting matchup is not only between two strong American League teams, but it is going to be hosted in Dyersville, Iowa, the home of the story for Field of Dreams.

The Yankees have been playing well of late. They are 8-3 in August and have worked themselves back into the race for the Wild Card and the AL East. COVID has hit the team hard though with several players unavailable due to the illness.

Chicago has the much easier path to the playoffs. They have lost their last two games but still have nearly a 10-game lead in the AL Central. The math is quickly adding up for the other teams.

I am very curious to see how this game looks. It should be quite fun and feature a lot of runs.

New York Yankees (63-51) vs. Chicago White Sox (67-48), FOX, 7:00 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • New York Yankees: Andrew Heaney (7-8, 5.45 ERA)
  • Chicago White Sox: Lance Lynn (10-3, 2.04 ERA)

New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: New York +145, Chicago -170
  • Total: OVER 9.5 (-123), UNDER 9.5 (+102)
  • Run Line: New York +1.5 (-133), Chicago -1.5 (+110)

Odds are via FanDuel Sportsbook as of Thursday, August 12, at 8:55 am ET. For MLB betting odds for today’s other matchups, check out our MLB odds.

New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox Betting Consensus

  • Moneyline: New York 25%, Chicago 75%
  • Total: OVER 25%, UNDER 75%
  • Run Line: New York 75%, Chicago 25%

New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox August 12 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox Betting Outlook

Yankees Are a Legit Threat but Need to Get Healthy

This has been a very interesting season for the Yankees. A high powered lineup has failed to deliver such that they sought more even more power at the trade deadline. They are playing good ball right now, but COVID has robbed them of two starting pitchers and two lineup regulars. For any team that might be too much to overcome in a playoff race. We will see if the Yankees have the depth to keep the heat on Tampa and Boston above them and stay ahead of Toronto.

Slugger Joey Gallo has not made much of an impression in New York. In 13 games he is batting just .149 and has only one homer. First baseman Anthony Rizzo has been the better of the two acquisitions, but he is down with COVID right now. He and catcher Gary Sanchez are two big bats unavailable to the team due to illness right now. How quickly they recover might determine the Yankees’ season.

Chicago Needs to Stay Sharp Down the Stretch

Chicago is having a great season, as expected. Coming in they would have thought they would get some competition from the likes of Minnesota and Cleveland, but that just hasn’t been the case. So they are battling themselves as much as anybody else right now. This team’s success is not just a product of being in a weak divisin though. They seem to have everything you need to succeed.

Slugging outfielders Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert are back healthy after missing most of the season. Combined they have only played 39 games but now that they are back the White Sox are right there with the best lineups in baseball. Right now they are 8th in scoring despite being 20th in homers. The extra power in the lineup will make them that much more explosive and put a ton of extra pressure on opposing pitchers.

Andrew Heaney Home vs. Away

  • Home: 4-4, 5.84 ERA, 61.2 IP, 73 Ks, 22 BBs
  • Away: 3-4, 4.89 ERA, 42.1 IP, 53 Ks, 12 BBs

Lance Lynn Home vs. Away

  • Home: 6-2, 1.90 ERA, 71 IP, 81 Ks, 17 BBs
  • Away: 4-1, 2.47 ERA, 43.2 IP, 49 Ks, 18 BBs

On the mound this is really no contest. Heaney was getting hit hard like all of the other pitchers with the Angels, save Ohtani. That hasn’t changed with the Yankees. He has given up 5 homers in 2 starts. Meanwhile, Lynn is looking like a definite Cy Young candidate. Those splits are awesome though technically this is a neutral site game.

New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox Best Bet

Over 9.5

This is a totally new venue, so it is difficult to know for sure how it will play. It definitely does not look big though. Even if Lynn pitches well, which I think he will, Chicago’s bats should have lots of fun against Heaney and his inability to keep the ball in the ballpark.

MLB Betting Matchups: Thursday, August 12

MLB Betting Matchup: Washington Nationals vs New York Mets, MLB Network, 12:10 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Washingon Nationals: TBD
  • New York Mets: Marcus Stroman (7-11, 2.83 ERA)

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets August 12 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Washington Nationals vs New York Mets, SNY, TBD PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Washingon Nationals: TBD
  • New York Mets: Trevor Williams (4-2, 5.06 ERA)

MLB Betting Matchup: St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates, MLB Network, 12:35 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • St. Louis Cardinals: Wade LeBlanc (0-2, 4.02 ERA)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates: JT Brubaker (4-11, 4.95 ERA)

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates August 12 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies, NBC Sports Philadelphia, 1:05 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Los Angeles Dodgers: TBD
  • Philadelphia Phillies: Ranger Suarez (5-3, 0.98 ERA)

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Philadelphia Phillies August 12 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Oakland A’s vs Cleveland Indians, Bally Sports Great Lakes, 1:10 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Oakland A’s Sean Manaea: Chris Bassitt (11-3, 3.19 ERA)
  • Cleveland Indians: Eli Morgan (1-4, 6.09 ERA)

Oakland A’s vs Cleveland Indians August 12 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs, Marquee Sports Network, 2:20 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Milwaukee Brewers: Brandon Woodruff (7-6, 2.23 ERA)
  • Chicago Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (13-4, 3.68 ERA)

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs August 12 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Detroit Tigers vs Baltimore Orioles, MASN 2, 4:05 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Detroit Tigers: Matt Manning (2-5, 6.33 ERA)
  • Baltimore Orioles: John Means (5-3, 2.79 ERA)

Detroit Tigers vs Baltimore Orioles August 12 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox, NESN, 4:10 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Tampa Bay Rays: Drew Rasmussed (1-1, 4.15 ERA)
  • Boston Red Sox: Tanner Houck (0-2, 2.45 ERA)

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox August 12 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners, ROOT Northwest, 4:10 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Texas Rangers: Mike Foltynewicz (2-10, 5.77 ERA)
  • Seattle Mariners: Marco Gonzales (3-5, 4.73 ERA)

Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners August 12 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves, Bally Sports South, 5:10 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Cincinnati Reds: Vladimir Gutierrez (7-3, 4.15)
  • Atlanta Braves: Kyle Muller (2-3, 2.88 ERA)

Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves August 12 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Toronto Blue Jays vs Los Angeles Angels, Sportsnet, 9:38 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Toronto Blue Jays: Jose Berrios (8-5, 3.23 ERA)
  • Los Angeles Angels: Shohei Ohtani (6-1, 2.93 ERA)

Toronto Blue Jays vs Los Angeles Angels August 12 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, Bally Sports Arizona, 9:40 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • San Diego Padres: Yu Darvish (7-6, 3.43 ERA)
  • Arizona Diamondbacks: Taylor Widener (1-1, 4.89 ERA)

San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks August 12 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants, NBC Sports Bay Area, 9:45 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Colorado Rockies: German Marquez (10-8, 3.42 ERA)
  • San Francisco Giants: Logan Webb (5-3, 3.19 ERA)

Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants August 12 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

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