Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

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The Chicago White Sox will do battle against the Cleveland Indians at Guaranteed Rate Field. SportsTime Ohio is in line to broadcast the action and the game is scheduled to get underway at 8:10 p.m. ET.

Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox Odds

Vegas is listing Chicago (+125) as the underdog to Cleveland (-135). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -115 for over nine runs and -105 for under nine. Gamblers can also bet on the game’s runline with the current odds standing at Indians -1.5 runs (+110) and White Sox +1.5 runs (-130).

The Indians have gone 62-49 SU this year and are 55-58 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 15.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 9.3 units ATS. The White Sox, on the other hand, are 41-71 SU and 57-57 ATS. The team’s lost 18.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 6.6 units ATS.

Chicago games have a 54-55-5 over/under record in 2018. Cleveland has an over/under record of 57-52-4.

Shane Bieber will get the nod for the visiting Indians. The right-handed Bieber is 6-2 with a 4.58 ERA and 58 strikeouts. He has yet to face the White Sox this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The White Sox are turning to lefty Carlos Rodon (3-3, 2.94 ERA), who has 53 punchouts and 26 walks as well as a 1.09 WHIP. Rodon is 0-1 with nine strikeouts and a 4.76 ERA over two starts against Cleveland this year.

Chicago’s pitching staff has given up 5.4 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 5.15, a WHIP of 1.43 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.5. The bullpen has a 4.72 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 9.5 K/9. In 44 games against AL Central opponents, White Sox starters have an ERA of 4.65 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.40.

Chicago’s offense is putting up 4.1 runs per contest, including 4.1 per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .203/.288/.405 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Jose Abreu has helped lead the White Sox offense this season with 19 home runs, 63 RBIs and 60 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Cleveland’s pitching staff allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.40 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 9.39 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.97, along with a K-per-9 of 8.51.

Indians hitters have slashed .259/.332/.445 on their way to 5.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Francisco Lindor has sparked Cleveland’s hitters and is slashing .295/.376/.560 with 27 home runs, 67 RBIs, 96 runs and 17 stolen bases.

The White Sox are coming off of a 7-0 loss against the Yankees, while the Indians just got a 10-0 victory over the Twins.

Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Indians, ATS Winner – Indians, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes,

  • The over has hit in only two of Cleveland’s last seven contests.
  • The Indians have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games. The White Sox have hit 13 over their last 10.
  • Chicago has averaged 21.0 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 outings and 16.6 over its last five.
  • The Indians have won five of their last six games SU.