MLB Field Of Dreams Game: New York Yankees vs Chicago White Sox

  • The Chicago White Sox are -170 betting favorites over the New York Yankees for this matchup.
  • The total for the game is set at 9.5 runs with the OVER having -105 odds as the underdog.
  • The "Field of Dreams" game will be held in Iowa but not on the same field as the movie.

DYERSVILLE, Iowa – The New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox will take part in the first MLB Field of Dreams game on Thursday night. The field was built specifically for the MLB in the cornfields next to where the movie was filmed. And as they say in the movie, "If you build it, they will come." And this proves to be true as here comes the game and the bets for MLB fans everywhere to get in on the action.

The History Of The Field Of Dreams Game

Field of Dreams is a famous movie that made its debut in 1989. The plot is about a man (played by Kevin Costner) who builds his own baseball field in the cornfields of Iowa that attract the spirits of baseball legends to play ball. The movie is iconic and a staple in the baseball community, which has led to the MLB reconstructing the field used in the movie in a nearby location in Iowa to play an actual MLB baseball game full of sentimental value.

The first official Field of Dreams game will be between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox. For sports bettors, online sportsbooks have the White Sox favored in the matchup.

Betting On The Field Of Dreams Game

Although it’s a neutral site for each team being that the game is in Iowa, the White Sox are technically the home team. For those interested in betting the total, a big question could be the size of the field. Unfortunately, it’s a normal-sized field with 335-foot walls down the lines and a 400-foot wall to dead center. It’s actually extremely similar to the White Sox’s home field dimensions.

White Sox vs Yankees Total Odds

  • OVER 9.5 -105
  • UNDER 9.5 -115

Given that it’s a neutral site, there is no "real" home-field advantage and with just 8,000 tickets available for the game the fans wouldn’t have too much of an impact on that aspect of the game anyway.

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In terms of who will win the matchup, Chicago may have a solid advantage due to their starting pitching. Lance Lynn has been one of the best pitchers in the MLB this season with his 2.04 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. The Yankees will have Andrew Heaney on the mound who carries a 5.45 ERA and 1.31 WHIP.

Neither team has been incredibly impressive or disappointing at the plate over the last two weeks or month for that matter but the Yankees outrank the White Sox in most major statistical categories such as BA, OBP, SLG, wOBA, and wRC+ by a small margin. Overall, it’s an even matchup aside from the starting pitching choices which is likely why most MLB betting sites have Chicago favored to win.

White Sox vs Yankees Moneyline Odds

  • New York Yankees +145
  • Chicago White Sox -170

The bullpen advantage leans towards New York as well but with Lynn pitching, the bullpen may not play much of a factor. Craig Kimbrel’s recent addition to the team may have the numbers posted not truly accurate in representing the abilities of the team.

Betting on this game likely comes down to how much weight someone puts into the starting pitching advantage. Sports betting sites think it’ll play a big factor and considering Lynn’s body of work, it’s a tough thought to argue. The MLB's first Field of Dreams game is set to start at 7:15 p.m. EST and will be aired on the FOX network nationwide.