Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians Matchup

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The Cleveland Indians will go for their fourth win in a row as they play host to the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field. The action will get underway at 1:10 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to SportsTime Ohio to catch the game.

Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians Odds

Chicago (+245) is entering this game as the underdog to Cleveland (-290) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this afternoon’s game at 7.5 runs. The odds for betting on the games total sit at -110 for both the over and the under. The games runline odds sit at +120 for taking the White Sox +1.5 runs and -140 for the Indians -1.5.

The Indians are 39-33 straight up (SU) and 32-39 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 10.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 10.8 units (ATS). The White Sox are 24-48 SU and have gone 35-36 ATS. In total, the teams lost 15.4 units for moneyline gamblers and 7.0 units ATS.

Cleveland games have an over/under record of 36-33-2 so far in 2018. The White Sox have been a decent under bet with a total record of 27-39-5.

The right-handed Reynaldo Lopez will get the start for the visiting White Sox. Lopez (2-4, 3.35 ERA) has recorded 57 strikeouts in 83.1 innings so far. He’s 0-1 with two strikeouts and a 23.63 ERA against Cleveland this year.

The Indians will send righty Corey Kluber (10-3, 2.24 ERA) to the mound. Kluber has 106 punchouts and 11 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 0.84. Kluber is 1-0 with 10 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against Chicago this year.

As a unit, Cleveland’s pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game overall in 2018. The teams starters have a 3.42 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 5.47 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 8.8 K/9. In 34 games against divisional opponents, Indians starters have an ERA of 2.81 and the bullpens ERA is 3.80.

The Cleveland offense has produced 4.8 runs per outing, including 4.9 per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .259/.351/.395 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Francisco Lindor has helped lead the Indians offense this season with 16 home runs, 40 RBIs, 54 runs and nine stolen bases.

For the visiting squad, Chicago’s pitching staff allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.25 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 6.30 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.68, along with a K-per-9 of 9.47.

The White Sox offense has slashed .239/.303/.396 on its way to 3.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.8 per game over the teams last five outings (0-5 SU).

Chicago’s offense has been led by Jose Abreu. Abreu is slashing .282/.336/.495 with 11 home runs, 42 RBIs and 36 runs scored.

The Indians are looking for another victory after a 6-3 win in the prior game of this series.

Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • Chicago has recorded 10 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Cleveland has 13 XBH over its last five.
  • The White Sox have hit six home runs in their last 10 games. The Indians have hit eight over their last 10.
  • Cleveland has averaged 21.9 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 contests and 21.2 over its last five.