Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians Free Pick

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The Chicago White Sox are ready to play their AL Central rival Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. The action will get underway at 6:10 p.m. ET and fans looking to watch it can tune in to SportsTime Ohio.

Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Cleveland (-245) as the favorite over Chicago (+225). The total sits at 9.5 runs and bettors can take the over for -115 and the under for -105. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the current runline odds sitting at +100 for the White Sox +1.5 runs and -120 for the Indians -1.5.

The White Sox are just 16-35 SU and have gone 27-23 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 15.6 units for moneyline bettors, despite having gained 0.3 units ATS. The Indians, on the other hand, are 27-25 SU and 22-29 ATS. The teams lost 9.7 units for moneyline bettors and 10.8 units ATS.

Indians games have had an over/under record of 28-22-1 so far in 2018. Chicago has an over/under record of 23-24-3.

Lucas Giolito will get the nod for the visiting White Sox. The right-handed Giolito is 3-5 with a 7.53 ERA and 27 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Indians this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Indians are going with righty Mike Clevinger (3-2, 3.32 ERA), who’s got 54 strikeouts and 21 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.22. Clevinger did not record a start against the White Sox in 2017.

Chicago’s pitching staff allowed 5.4 runs per game and its starters own a 5.54 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 6.15 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.23, along with a WHIP of 1.47 and a K-per-9 of 9.34.

White Sox hitters have slashed .247/.313/.417 on their way to 4.0 runs scored per game this year, including 4.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over the teams last five outings (1-4 SU).

Chicago’s hitters have been powered by first baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez. Abreu is hitting .308/.368/.540 with nine home runs, 31 RBIs and 28 runs scored, while Sanchez is hitting .280 with two homers, 23 RBIs and 18 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Cleveland’s pitching staff has given up 4.6 runs per game overall this season. The teams starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.50, a WHIP of 1.12 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.5. The bullpen has a 6.06 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 16 divisional games, Indians starters have an ERA of 2.16 and the bullpens ERA is 3.40.

The Cleveland offense has produced 4.9 runs per outing, including 5.2 per game against divisional foes and 6.2 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .274/.335/.478 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Shortstop Francisco Lindor and third baseman Jose Ramirez have led the Indians offense this year. Lindor is hitting .298/.374/.541 with 12 home runs, 29 RBIs, 41 runs and five steals, and Ramirez line is .291/.387/.598 with 15 homers, 37 RBIs, 35 runs and seven stolen bases.

The White Sox have lost 10.7 units and are 20-17 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 15 of those games, compared to 19 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Indians have lost 10.3 units and are 13-19 ATS when facing a righty starter. The overs cashed in 17 of those games, compared to 14 that went under.

Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians Free Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in just two of Cleveland’s last seven games.
  • The White Sox have lost four of their last five games SU.
  • Cleveland has recorded 22.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 26.6 over its last five.
  • The White Sox have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.