Rockies vs White Sox Matchup

The Rockies and White Sox face off in an interleague matchup at 2:10 PM ET on Sunday. This one is being played at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, and the Rockies are 5th in the NL West with a record of 27-55, while the White Sox are 24-61 and have lost five straight. Chicago is the heavy favorite on the money line, with their odds sitting at -181, while the Rockies are at +152.

Garrett Crochet is starting for the White Sox, while the Rockies are sending Kyle Freeland to the mound. Sunday's forecast in Chicago calls for clear skies and temperatures in the mid-60s. NBCS will be televising this interleague matchup.

Colorado vs. Chicago Matchup At A Glance

  • Teams: Rockies at White Sox
  • Where: Guaranteed Rate Field Chicago
  • Date: Sunday, June 30th
  • Betting Odds CHW -181 | COL +152 O/U 7.5

Rockies vs White Sox Last Game Recap

Chicago cruised to an easy 11-3 win over the Rockies in the most recent game of this series. The White Sox had a huge 2nd inning, scoring six of their eleven runs. As for the Rockies, they scored their only three runs in the 5th. Heading into the game, the White Sox were favored at -113 on the money line.

Jonathan Cannon got the start for the White Sox, going just 5 2/3 innings while giving up three runs and striking out three. He picked up a win in the game, while Cal Quantrill took the loss for the Rockies, going 5 1/3 innings and giving up five earned runs.

Paul DeJong and Lenyn Sosa each homered for the White Sox, while Korey Lee scored three times and drove in three runs while going 1/4. Luis Robert Jr. also had a two-hit game and scored twice.

Rockies Preview

Colorado is looking to end a five-game losing streak as they face the White Sox on the road today. The Rockies are 27-55 this season and are 24 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West. They have struggled on the road, with an 11-31 record, and are 19-23 against the run line in away games.

When favored, the Rockies have covered the run line in their last four games. Their games have averaged 9 runs per game this season, and their over/under record in games with a 7.5 run line is 7-3. Today's over/under line is set at 7.5 runs, which is lower than usual for the Rockies, as 67 of their 80 games have had higher total lines.

Kyle Freeland and the Rockies are on the road to take on the White Sox. Freeland has started 2 games this season and is coming off a 6-inning outing in which he struck out 4 and allowed just 1 hit. He took a loss in his first start of the year, going just 3 1/3 innings and giving up 7 hits and 7 runs to the Cubs.

So far this season, the Rockies are averaging 4.2 runs per game, which is 17th in the majors. However, they have been a better offensive team at home, averaging 4.8 runs per game. As a team, the Rockies are batting .245, which is 10th in the league, and they have been good at putting the ball in play, as their team BABIP of .31 is 3rd in the league.

Ryan McMahon has been the Rockies' top power threat this season, as his 14 homers is the best on the team and 12th best in the league. He is also hitting .272 for the season. Ezequiel Tovar is also having a good season at the plate, with a batting average of .284 and 12 homers. However, he has gone just 7/33 in the team's last nine games.

White Sox Preview

Chicago has a 5-0 run line record as the favorite and a 34-46 record as the underdog. Their average run margin in wins is +3.0, but it drops to -3.8 in losses. The White Sox are 22-22 against the run line at home and have covered in their last three games at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The White Sox are 24-61 overall and have won three straight games. They are 30 games behind the Guardians in the AL Central and have a 6-21 record against division opponents. Chicago's over/under record for the season is 37-45, with an average of 8.1 runs per game in their home contests.

Left-hander Garrett Crochet gets the start for the White Sox today as he faces the Rockies at home. He has made 17 starts this year and has a record of 6-6 with a 3.05 ERA. Crochet's WHIP for the season is .94, and opponents are batting .193 off him this year. Crochet most recently faced the Dodgers, where he didn't factor into the decision, going 5 2/3 innings and not giving up a run. Before that outing, he had given up at least one homer in three straight starts. Crochet has allowed a total of 10 homers this year.

Chicago has been one of the worst offensive teams in the league this season, as they are last in the league in scoring at just 3.1 runs per game. This is also the worst mark in the league. The White Sox are also near the bottom of the league in home runs and batting average. One thing that has been a bright spot for the team is that both Andrew Vaughn and Paul DeJong have gone deep at a good rate this season.

Over his last six games, Luis Robert Jr. has gone 6/22 with two homers and is currently on a three-game hitting streak. Paul DeJong has also been swinging a good bat of late, going 7/22 with a homer in this stretch.

Rockies vs. White Sox Prediction: Over 7.5 Runs -106

There are a few ways you could look to bet on this Rockies vs. White Sox matchup, but we like the over, with the line sitting at 7.5 runs. Our predicted final score is 6-5 in favor of the White Sox, giving us a little bit of wiggle room with the over/under line.

If you're looking for a money line pick, you could take the White Sox, but at -181, we don't see a ton of value there. Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Garrett Crochet finishing with seven strikeouts, which is fourth-best among today's starters. As for Kyle Freeland, he is projected to finish with just four K's.

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