The Atlanta Braves will look to keep the Chicago White Sox winless when they meet in the first of a three-game series on Monday at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago. The Braves (2-1), who won two of three games at Philadelphia to open the season, are coming off a year which saw them win their sixth consecutive National League East championship and register their second consecutive 100-plus win season. Atlanta was 104-58, while Chicago finished 61-101. The White Sox (0-3), who have mustered eight runs on the season in three games, are just three years removed from a 93-win season and American League Central Division crown. Charlie Morton is scheduled to start for the Braves, while Chris Flexen is on the hill for the White Sox.

The game is slated to begin at 2:10 p.m. ET. The Braves hit .276 as a team last year, best in MLB, while the White Sox had a .238 average, 26th-best. Atlanta is the -312 favorite (risk $312 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Braves vs. White Sox odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over-under for total runs scored is 9. Before making any White Sox vs. Braves picks, be sure to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer simulation model.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Braves vs. White Sox and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several MLB odds and betting lines for White Sox vs. Braves:

  • Braves vs. White Sox money line: Atlanta -312, Chicago +248
  • Braves vs. White Sox over/under: 9 runs
  • Braves vs. White Sox run line: Atlanta -1.5 (-188)
  • ATL: The Braves are 2-1 on the road in 2024
  • CHI: The White Sox are 0-3 in one run games
  • Braves vs. White Sox picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back the Braves

Shortstop Orlando Arcia continues to hit at a torrid pace to open the year. In three games, he is 6-for-12 with three doubles and one walk. He had three hits in each of Atlanta's wins over Philadelphia on Friday and Saturday. In 139 games in 2023, he hit .264 with 25 doubles, 17 homers and 65 RBI. In 10 career games against Chicago, he has one double, two RBI, four walks and one stolen base.

Right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. is off to another solid start, and is hitting .417 with an RBI through the first three games. In 159 games in 2023, he batted .337 with 35 doubles, four triples, 41 home runs and 106 RBI. In his seventh season, he is a career .293 hitter with 161 homers and 403 RBI. He has played in six games against the White Sox with two homers, four RBI, five walks and four stolen bases. See which team to pick here

Why you should back the White Sox

Center fielder Luis Robert Jr. is off to a fast start. In three games, he is hitting .333 with two homers and four RBI. In Saturday's 7-6 loss to the Detroit Tigers, he was 3-for-4 with two homers and two runs scored. In 145 games in 2023, he batted .264 with 36 doubles, one triple, 38 homers and 80 RBI. In three career games against the Braves, he is batting .417 with one double, one homer and five RBI.

Shortstop Braden Shewmake, a former Atlanta Brave, is off to a solid start to his White Sox career. In his debut with the team on Saturday, he was 2-for-4 with a solo home run. He was 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Tigers. In two seasons at Triple A Gwinnett, he hit .243 with 42 doubles, five triples, 23 homers and 94 RBI. See which team to pick here

How to make White Sox vs. Braves picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 9.9 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model's MLB picks at SportsLine.

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