On the evening of May 9, 2024, the Cleveland Guardians are set to clash with the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:40 PM under expected light rain conditions.

Ben Lively, with an impressive ERA of 2.077, will take the mound for the Guardians. His counterpart from the White Sox, Erick Fedde, will enter the game with a higher ERA of 3.462. In the 2024 AL Central Division standings, the Guardians lead with a record of 19-9, showcasing a robust .680 win percentage and a division record of 4-1. They have recently won 7 of their last 10 games but are trying to bounce back from a recent loss. The team has performed notably both at home and on the road, with scores showing reasonable strength in evening games.

Conversely, the White Sox are positioned last in the division, holding a record of 6-23, demonstrating a mere .210 win percentage. Their division struggles are highlighted by their 2-16 record, and their performance in the last 10 games shows only 3 wins. Home and road games alike have been challenging for them, showing better output during night games.

Betting Odds Analysis: The Guardians enter this matchup as favorites, as evidenced by the betting odds. The point spread is set at 1.5 in favor of the Guardians, with an Over/Under of 8.0, indicating expectations of moderate scoring. For moneyline bets, the Guardians are priced at -161, suggesting higher confidence in their victory, while the White Sox are offered at +135, presenting a riskier bet with potentially higher rewards.