With the lockout firmly in our rearview mirror, it’s time to start focusing on a 2022 regular season that is rapidly approaching. One team with championship aspirations is the Chicago White Sox, who won the American League Central last season with a 93-69 record.
The White Sox roster looks very similar to last season because, frankly, they didn’t have many holes to fill. Lance Lynn and Lucas Giolito will anchor their starting rotation, and they have several deadly hitters, including Jose Abreu and Tim Anderson. Even their bullpen is loaded with Liam Hendricks set to close out games.
As far as players they have added, Josh Harrison was signed to a one-year deal to either compete for playing time at second base or fill a super-utility role. In their bullpen, they added Kendall Graveman on a three-year deal.
White Sox Top Betting Odds 2022
Chicago White Sox MLB betting odds are current as of Tuesday, March 23 at 5 p.m. ET at Caesars Sportsbook.
- World Series Winners: +1200
- Win American League pennant: +550
- Win American League Central title: -200
- 2022 Win Total Over/Under: 91.5 (-110)
The White Sox are heavy favorites to win the AL Central, and rightfully so. Last season, no other team in the division even had a winning record. Their stiffest competition could come from the Detroit Tigers, who added Javier Báez and Eduardo Rodríguez during the offseason.
The Cleveland Guardians and Kansas City Royals have been mostly quiet this offseason, failing to make any significant moves to improve their team. The Minnesota Twins have been busy, but they still have plenty of holes to fill, including in their starting rotation that is currently led by Sonny Gray and Joe Ryan.
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White Sox Futures Bets 2022
White Sox To Win AL Central (-200) at Caesars Sportsbook
WAGER: 1.5 Units
A lot would have to go wrong for the White Sox not to win the division. The Guardians and Royals don’t even seem to be trying at this point, while the Tigers and Twins still have plenty of deficiencies, especially on the pitching side of things.
The White Sox clearly are pushing for a World Series title, so if they have any areas of need that open up during the regular season, they will likely be aggressive in making improvements at the trade deadline.
Over 91.5 Wins (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
The White Sox won 93 games last season, despite having plenty of bumps along the way. Injuries limited their young star duo of Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert to play 123 games combined. Lynn was also limited to 157 innings.
They should be able to beat up on bad teams in their division, and if they catch some breaks along the way on the health front, they could even push for 100 wins.
White Sox Player Prop Bets 2022
Luis Robert To Win 2022 AL MVP (+2500) at Caesars Sportsbook
WAGER: 0.25 Units
During his time in the minors, Robert put up some impressive numbers, including in 2019 when he had a .975 OPS, 16 home runs, and seven stolen bases across just 47 games at Triple-A.
Although he only had a .738 OPS during his first taste of the majors in 2020, he showed his power and speed combination with 11 home runs and nine steals across 56 games.
Lance Lynn To Win 2022 AL Cy Young (+2500) at Caesars Sportsbook
WAGER: 0.25 Units
If you’re taking a long-shot Cy Young bet, you could do worse than Lynn. Had he not missed time last year, he could have made a push for the award given his 2.69 ERA and 1.07 WHIP.
He’s shown excellent control with a walk rate below 7.5 percent in each of the last three seasons while also increasing his strikeout rate. Despite only pitching 157 innings last year, he had 176 strikeouts.
With a great bullpen behind him and a deadly lineup to provide him with run support, Lynn has a shot at a 20-win season. If he can combine that with at least 200 strikeouts and an ERA in the low threes, it’s not crazy to think he could win this.