On the afternoon of May 12, 2024, baseball fans will be treated to a captivating AL Central showdown as the Cleveland Guardians take on the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. The game is set for a 2:10 PM start under what is expected to be a clear sky.

Logan Allen will step up to the pitcher’s mound for the Guardians with a current ERA of 6.407, while Michael Soroka will handle pitching duties for the White Sox, entering the game with an ERA of 6.339.

In terms of standings in the AL Central Division as of 2024, the Guardians hold third place with a record of 24-16, reflecting a .600 winning percentage. Despite a recent three-game losing streak, they show decent form overall with victories in four out of their last ten games. Meanwhile, the White Sox are placed at the bottom of the division, ranking 15th with a record of 12-28, a winning percentage of .300, and are currently riding a four-game winning streak.

From a betting perspective, sportsbooks have set the odds with a point spread of 1.5 in favor of the Guardians. The over/under for the game is placed at 8.5 runs. The moneyline odds see the away team (Guardians) as favorites at -172, whereas the home team (White Sox) are underdogs with odds of +142. Bettors eyeing an upset or a closely contested match will find these odds particularly intriguing. Betting trends might lean towards a lower-scoring affair given both pitchers’ higher ERAs, suggesting bettors should consider how each team performs under similar conditions.