The Cleveland Indians are playing host to their AL Central rival Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field. SportsTime Ohio will broadcast the action. The game is slated to get underway at 7:10 p.m. ET.
Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians Odds
Vegas is listing Cleveland (-270) as the favorite over Chicago (+235). Bettors can wager on the games total with odds sitting at -105 for over nine runs and -115 for under nine. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the current odds sitting at White Sox +1.5 runs (+110) and Indians -1.5 runs (-130).
The Indians are 37-33 straight up (SU) and 30-39 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 12.3 units for moneyline bettors and 13.3 units (ATS). The White Sox are 24-46 SU and have gone 35-34 ATS. In total, the teams lost 13.4 units for moneyline gamblers and 4.5 units ATS.
Cleveland games have had an over/under record of 36-31-2 so far in 2018. Chicago has been a decent under bet with a total record of 27-37-5.
Right-hander Dylan Covey will get the nod for the visiting White Sox. Covey (3-1, 2.29 ERA) has recorded 33 strikeouts in 35.1 innings so far. He’s 1-0 with eight strikeouts and a 3.18 ERA against Cleveland this year (two starts).
The Indians will turn to righty Trevor Bauer (5-5, 2.69 ERA) to the mound. Bauer has 121 strikeouts and 31 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.12. Bauer is 0-1 with 12 strikeouts and a 3.52 ERA in one start against Chicago this year.
As a unit, Cleveland’s pitchers have given up 4.4 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 3.52, a WHIP of 1.14 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.1. The bullpen has a 5.38 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 8.8 K/9. In 32 games against divisional foes, Indians starters have an ERA of 2.97 and the bullpens ERA is 3.53.
Cleveland’s hitters have produced 4.8 runs per contest, including 4.8 per game against divisional foes and 3.4 per game over their last five. The teams hit .257/.321/.398 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.
The Indians hitters have been led by Francisco Lindor, who is hitting .289/.360/.533 with 16 home runs, 37 RBIs, 53 runs and nine stolen bases.
In the visiting dugout, Chicago’s pitching staff allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starters own a 5.21 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 6.32 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.79, along with a WHIP of 1.45.
The White Sox offense has slashed .240/.304/.399 on its way to 3.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.8 per game over the teams last five contests (1-4 SU).
Chicago’s hitters have been led by Jose Abreu. Abreu is slashing .284/.339/.504 with 11 home runs, 41 RBIs and 36 runs scored.
The Indians are coming off of a 4-1 win against the Twins, while the White Sox just dropped a 3-1 game to the Tigers.
Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians Free MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Indians, ATS Winner – White Sox, O/U – OVER
- The over has cashed in three of Cleveland’s last seven games.
- The White Sox have hit five home runs in their last 10 games, including three over their last five.
- Chicago fielders have committed two errors over their last five games, compared to six errors for Cleveland over its last five.