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The Chicago White Sox are looking at a retooling year for the 2024 campaign, with longshot odds to compete in the American League Central Division. A disappointing 2023 saw Chicago finish with a 61-101 record, 20 wins below their 2022 total and their lowest total for a full season since 1970.

With several top players in potential contract years (Yoan Moncada and Eloy Jiménez both have club options for the 2025 season and beyond), the Sox are at a pivotal point in shaping the future of the team. Chicago will have a chance to get some draft help, holding the fifth overall pick in July’s draft, with the aim of selecting a top prospect to build around.

On this page, you’ll find both single game and season-long Chicago White Sox odds, as well as information on how to watch the games at home and in person. We’ve also provided a brief timeline of key moments in White Sox history and detailed how to place a wager on the team.

How can you bet on the Chicago White Sox on a sports betting site in Illinois?

You’ll find betting on the Chicago White Sox on a sports betting site in Illinois to be an easy process. Here’s how you can get started making your wagers today.

  1. Research the sportsbook options: For your convenience, ILBetting.com has composed thorough reviews of all legal, licensed Illinois sportsbooks, complete with a list of features, betting markets, app performance analysis, and an overall rating based on several key metrics. Reading these beforehand will help you find a bookie (or multiple betting operators) that will best suit your needs.
  2. Create your betting account(s): Once you’ve decided where you’re going to make your wagers, you’ll need to register for a sports betting account. As a reminder, Illinois law requires you to be at least 21 years old to bet on sports. You can find details about how to sign up with each operator in the sportsbook reviews on this site, as well as any required promo codes to maximize your welcome bonus offer.
  3. Make a deposit: After completing your account setup, you’ll need to make a real-money deposit. The amount you deposit is up to you, but it should be an amount that qualifies you for the best possible welcome promo without breaking your budget
  4. Study the markets: Depending on what type of bets you want to make, you’ll need to research contributing factors for your bet, including the pitching matchups, game location, weather patterns, betting line performance over the season, time of the games, current hot/cold streaks, and much more. The more information you have before your bet that you can apply to your wager, the better.
  5. Shop the odds and place your bet: Looking around at multiple betting operators can help you find the best “deal” on your sports betting odds and allow you to increase your profits on a win. While the differences in lines are typically rather small, they can add up over time to noticeable increases in your bankroll.

How to watch or stream the Chicago White Sox in Illinois

The easiest way to watch the Chicago White Sox in Illinois is on NBC Sports Chicago, though they may have appearances on ESPN, FOX, FS1, TBS, and MLB Network throughout the year as well. You’ll also be able to stream games through ESPN+, Hulu + Live, YouTube TV, and fuboTV.

Which bet types can you choose for the Chicago White Sox?

There are many types of bets you can choose for the Chicago White Sox, and you’ll be able to find them at virtually every operator. Here are some of the most popular ways to gamble on the team.

  • Moneyline: Moneyline bets can most simply be thought of by asking “Will the White Sox win or lose today?” They do not require Chicago to win or lose by a certain number of runs, and it doesn’t matter if they win in a shortened rain delay, a full nine innings, or if the game goes to extras.
  • Run line: The run line in baseball functions the same way as a spread bet in football. When one team is more heavily favored than the other, the run line acts as a means of handicapping the score to predict a closer result. You may see a run line read as “Chicago White Sox -1.5.” This would indicate that the Sox are favored to win, and a run line wager would only pay out if Chicago won by at least two runs. If they only win by one, this run line wager would be scored as a loss.
  • Over/Under: Another popular option is betting the over/under. Also called a “totals bet,” over/unders focus on the combined run total between the White Sox and their opponent without factoring in which team wins the game. For example, if a sportsbook sets the over/under line at 9.5 runs and you take the over, your bet will pay out whether the Sox win 10-0 or lose 6-4.
  • Props: Player- and team-specific prop bets have soared in popularity thanks to the same game parlay, which is a great way to combine multiple betting outcomes from the same matchup into a single wager with multiplied odds for each leg added to the slip. Some examples of these would include how many total bases Eloy Jiménez earns, whether or not Dylan Cease records a strikeout in the first inning, or whether the White Sox will hold the lead after five innings.

Where do the Chicago White Sox play home games?

The Chicago White Sox play their home games at Guaranteed Rate Field, located in the Armour Square neighborhood just west of the Dan Ryan Expressway (333 W 35th St Chicago, IL 60616). Previously, the venue was known as U.S. Cellular Field (from 2003 to 2016) and before that Comiskey Park (from 1991 to 2003).

How to get tickets to see the Chicago White Sox play

The easiest way to get tickets to see the Chicago White Sox play is by purchasing single-game tickets through the team website or through Ticketmaster. You may also be able to get resale seats through sites like SeatGeek or Stubhub.

If you’re looking for season tickets, you can request ticket package information through the team website. The White Sox offer 10-game, 20-game, 40-game, and full season plans.

Yes, the Chicago White Sox have an exclusive partnership with Caesars Entertainment, making Caesars Illinois the official casino and sportsbook partner of the team. Caesars launched its Illinois sportsbook in August 2020, and both parties agreed to the partnership in May 2022.

As a result of the link, Caesars is permitted to display promotional signage inside Guaranteed Rate Field and offer White Sox-themed bonus offers and gambling perks.

History of the Chicago White Sox

The history of the Chicago White Sox is one of the lengthiest of all MLB teams. Here are several of the key dates to know in the franchise’s timeline.

  • 1894: Charles Comiskey buys the Sioux City Cornhuskers (which would eventually become the White Sox) and relocates the team to St. Paul, MN, renaming the franchise as the “St. Paul Saints.”
  • 1900: Comiskey again relocates and rebrands the team, this time to be known as the Chicago White Stockings, a name that would stick until 1904 when the team officially became the “Chicago White Sox.” The White Stockings would also win consecutive American League pennants in 1900 and 1901.
  • 1906: The White Sox win the World Series, defeating their crosstown rivals in six games.
  • 1910: Chicago begins playing home games at Comiskey Park, which would be the team’s home stadium until 1991 (when the park was demolished and another new facility, also called Comiskey Park, would open just southwest of the original ballpark).
  • 1917: For the second time in club history, the White Sox are World Series champions after beating the New York Giants in six games.
  • 1919: Despite being heavily favored against the Cincinnati Reds, the White Sox lost the World Series in eight games, leading to an investigation into whether the team threw the series to appease gamblers. While all players were acquitted during a criminal investigation in 1920, MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis banned eight members of the team for life, including White Sox star “Shoeless” Joe Jackson in what came to be known as the “Black Sox Scandal.”
  • 1922: On April 30, Charlie Robertson throws a perfect game, the fifth such game in MLB history.
  • 1959: The White Sox end a 40-year American League pennant drought to claim their sixth AL title (and keep the New York Yankees from a fifth consecutive pennant). However, the team fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series in six games.
  • 1979: “Disco Demolition Night,” an ill-fated promotion run by the team, ends in a riot and a White Sox forfeit to the Detroit Tigers. The team planned to blow up disco records in an anti-disco protest, but poor coordination of the event led to fans in the stands who had brought their own LPs throwing the discs onto the field during the game, endangering players from both teams. Between games, Steve Dahl, a local radio DJ, set off explosives in a box of disco records in centerfield. The resulting explosion left the field in rough shape, having blown a large hole in the outfield grass. At least 5,000 fans then rushed the field with a bonfire in centerfield as those in attendance threw records on the burning pile. After police arrived in riot gear, 39 people were arrested for disorderly conduct.
  • 1991: The new Comiskey Park opens in Chicago’s Armour Square neighborhood. The ballpark changed its name to U.S. Cellular Field in 2003, keeping the name until 2016. At that time, the new moniker became Guaranteed Rate Field, where the team holds a lease through the 2029 season.
  • 2005: The White Sox end an 88-year World Series drought by sweeping the Houston Astros. Freddy Garcia pitched seven shutout innings in the series-clinching 1-0 win while Jermaine Dye provided the game-winning RBI in the eighth inning.
  • 2009: Mark Buehrle becomes the second White Sox pitcher to throw a perfect game in a 5-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • 2012: Philip Humber adds his name to the perfect game list and moves the White Sox into a tie with the Yankees for most perfect games by a team (New York would break this tie in 2023).

Yes, wagering on the Chicago White Sox is legal in Illinois. Sports betting has been live in IL since March 2020 after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the state’s sports betting bill into law in June 2019. You’ll find odds for every White Sox game, as well as an expansive list of futures odds, available at all IL sportsbooks.


How can I stay updated on Chicago White Sox news for betting purposes?

You can stay updated on Chicago White Sox news for betting purposes by checking in with ILBetting.com. We will update this page daily during the season with gameday and season-long odds, as well as provide betting insights and angles throughout the year.

What impact do weather conditions have on Chicago White Sox games and betting?

Weather conditions can have an impact on Chicago White Sox games and betting because Guaranteed Rate Field is an open-roof stadium. Inclement weather can delay or postpone games, and wind patterns tend to blow the ball back into the park rather than out of the field, resulting in a below-average carry rate. However, the wind is a much more significant factor at Wrigley Field on the north side of town where the Chicago Cubs play.

What are the key statistics to consider when betting on the Chicago White Sox?

Key statistics to consider when betting on the Chicago White Sox go beyond recent performance trends and starting pitching matchups. While those are important too, you should also consider factors like weather conditions, team splits in day games and night games, bullpen rotations, spray charts of where players are hitting the ball and how the ballpark can impact balls in play, and G/F rate.