Chicago White Sox Odds

Live White Sox odds and futures at Illinois sportsbooks

The Chicago White Sox had a breakthrough season in 2020, finishing 35-25 in the shortened slate and making the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

Chicago’s young core took meaningful strides forward. Despite a disappointing playoff loss to the Oakland Athletics, the White Sox have high hopes for 2021 and beyond.

The Sox have also already made a splash move this offseason, firing the previous manager Rick Renteria and replacing him with 76-year-old Tony La Russa. While the La Russa hire is a head-scratcher in terms of fit, he’s one of the best managers in MLB history.

The White Sox don’t yet have an official sportsbook partner like the Chicago Cubs, who are affiliated with DraftKings. Is a White Sox partnership in the pipeline? That remains to be seen. But for now, Illinoisans can still bet on White Sox games at any of the sports betting apps in Illinois.

Here’s your guide to betting on the White Sox.

What are the odds on the next Sox game?

The Sox will head west for its 2021 opener to face the Los Angeles Angels on April 1.

Our odds tool makes it easy to find the best Sox odds and betting lines with the latest numbers from multiple books. Stay tuned, as specific MLB game odds will be available closer to the season.

White Sox future odds

The Sox have the shortest World Series odds among AL Central teams. Here’s where IL sportsbooks have the White Sox for futures betting.

Odds on winning AL Central

The White Sox are the most likely AL Central team to win the World Series. Here’s where IL sportsbooks have the White Sox in comparison to the rest of the league:

Rules for betting on the White Sox in Illinois

People can bet on the moneyline (who’s going to win or lose), run total and spread. The pointspread for baseball games is typically 1.5, with varying juice on either side.

Rules will vary based on the sportsbook, but they have that much in common.

They will also offer specific player props.

For some examples, let’s say the Sox are facing the Twins. They are pitted as -120 moneyline favorites, +150 on the -1.5 spread, and the run total is nine.

If the White Sox win 6-4, they would sweep all three of those bets.

Sportsbooks also offer various player props, such as a specific batter hitting a home run or a pitcher striking out a certain number of batters.

For instance, let’s say Lucas Giolito’s strikeout over/under is 6.5. If he strikes out at least seven hitters, the over will cash.

The Sox don’t have an exclusive betting partner at the moment, but if they get one, that sportsbook might offer White Sox-specific promotions.

How did the White Sox do last season?

It was only a 60-game season, but Chicago recorded its highest winning percentage since 2005, the year it won the World Series.

The Sox lost to the A’s in the rubber match of a three-game Playoff series. Chicago entered the Playoffs as the No. 7 seed, but it had the best record in the American League in early September before slumping to end the year.

Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson, Dallas Keuchel and Luis Robert led the team in WAR.

Team records

Here is Chicago’s regular-season record for every year over the last decade.

  • 2020: 35-25 (Lost in AL Wild Card Round)
  • 2019: 72-89 (Missed Playoffs)
  • 2018: 62-100 (Missed Playoffs)
  • 2017: 67-95 (Missed Playoffs)
  • 2016: 78-84 (Missed Playoffs)
  • 2015: 76-86 (Missed Playoffs)
  • 2014: 73-89 (Missed Playoffs)
  • 2013: 63-99 (Missed Playoffs)
  • 2012: 85-77 (Missed Playoffs)
  • 2011: 79-83 (Missed Playoffs)

Stats leaders

Here are some important stats from core position players over the last two seasons. Keep in mind that the 2020 season was only 60 games.

 20192020
Tim Anderson.335, 18 HR, 56 RBI.322, 10 HR, 21 RBI
Jose Abreu.284, 33 HR, 121 RBI.317, 19 HR, 60 RBI
Yoan Moncada.315, 29 HR, 75 RBI.225, 6 HR, 24 RBI
Eloy Jimenez.267, 31 HR, 79 RBI.296, 14 HR, 41 RBI
Yasmani Grandal .246, 28 HR, 77 RBI (Brewers).230, 8 HR, 27 RBI
Luis RobertN/A.233, 11 HR, 31 RBI

Here are Lucas Giolito and Dallas Keuchel’s stats over the last two years. We’re only highlighting them because the rest of the Chicago rotation is in flux.

 20192020
Lucas Giolito14-9, 3.41 ERA, 228 Ks4-3, 3.48 ERA, 97 Ks
Dallas Keuchel8-8, 3.75 ERA, 91 Ks (Braves)6-2, 1.99 ERA, 42 Ks

Key additions, losses

The White Sox have hired La Russa as manager, and also traded for stud pitcher Lance Lynn from the Texas Rangers.

They signed old friend Adam Eaton from the Washington Nationals.

The White Sox lost fan favorite James McCann in free agency to the New York Mets, and had to trade promising young starter Dane Dunning for Lynn.

White Sox 2021 schedule

The White Sox open up the season on a West Coast swing.

Chicago will travel to Los Angeles to take on the Angels on April 1, followed by a trip to Seattle to battle the Mariners.

The team’s home opener is set for April 8 against the Kansas City Royals.

Check out the full schedule here.

 

About Guaranteed Rate Field

Here’s everything you need to know about the home of the White Sox, Guaranteed Rate Field:

  • Location: Chicago
  • Owner: State of Illinois
  • Capacity: 40,615
  • Dimensions: Left field – 330 ft.; Left-center – 375 ft.; Center field – 400 ft.; Right-center – 375 ft.; Right field – 335 ft.
  • Surface: Grass
  • Ground Breaking: May 7, 1989
  • Opening Date: April 18, 1991
  • Construction Cost: $137 million

How to watch, stream and listen to White Sox games

Games air on TV on NBC Sports Chicago. NBC has a partnership with PointsBet, so prepare to see plenty of PointsBet in conjunction with Sox broadcasts next year.

Their radio rights are in flux, but last season, games aired on AM WLS 890. That is likely to change in 2020, and ESPN 1000 is reportedly making a strong push.

With a subscription, fans can also stream the games on MLB.tv.

Once fans are allowed in stadiums again, the White Sox will play at least 81 games at Guaranteed Rate Field, located on the south side of Chicago.

Fans can place mobile action on games at any of Illinois’ online sportsbooks before heading to Guaranteed Rate to see the outcome in person.

History of Chicago White Sox

The White Sox are famously known as the Second City’s second team, but they have a rich history in their own right. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Established: 1900
  • Retired Numbers: 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 14, 16, 19, 35, 42, 56, 72
  • Seasons: 120
  • Record: 9318-9240 (.502)
  • Playoff Appearances: 10
  • Pennants: Six
  • World Championships: Three
  • Winningest Manager: Jimmy Dykes, 899-940 (.489)

 

Chicago White Sox FAQ

Who owns the team?

Jerry Reinsdorf owns the White Sox. He purchased the team from Bill Veeck in 1981 after the infamous “Disco Demolition Night” promotion.

The Comiskey family owned the White Sox for 56 years starting in 1900, hence the former name of the stadium, “Comiskey Park.”

How much are tickets?

Prices vary depending on the game, date and seat, but tickets run anywhere from $5 to over $100.

The White Sox had the eighth-most expensive tickets in baseball, on average, in 2019. Their city counterparts, the Cubs, ranked sixth.

How many World Series have the Sox won?

Three, in 1906, 1917 and 2005.

Much had been made about the Cubs’ World Series draught, but the White Sox went 87 years without winning a championship. Led by manager Ozzie Guillen, Chicago only lost one game in the 2005 postseason.

The Sox have only made the playoffs twice since winning the World Series in ’05.

How much is the franchise worth?

The White Sox are worth $1.65 billion according to Forbes. That ranks 14th among MLB franchises.

The Atlanta Braves and the Texas Rangers occupy the two spots ahead of the White Sox, while they are trailed by the Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners.

Reinsdorf originally purchased the team for just $19 million in 1981.

How many White Sox players are in the Hall of Fame?

Seventeen players who played at least five seasons with the White Sox are in the Hall of Fame.

Among the most noteworthy are Luke Appling, Luis Aparicio, Nellie Fox, Carlton Fisk, Frank Thomas and Harold Baines. Baines was the most recent induction in 2019.

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