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The Cleveland Indians will be taking the field against their divisional rival Chicago White Sox in a Sunday showdown. The matchup will begin at 2:10 p.m. ET and NBC Sports Chicago will televise the game.

Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox Odds

Cleveland (+125) is the underdog against Chicago (-135) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this afternoon’s game at 9 runs. Odds for betting on the game’s total currently sit at -125 for the under and +105 for the over. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the runline odds standing at -170 for the Indians +1.5 runs and +150 for the White Sox -1.5 runs.

The White Sox are 28-30 straight up (SU) and 26-31 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 7.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 6.5 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread only twice in its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Indians have gone 29-29 SU this year and are 25-32 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 10.5 units for moneyline bettors and 8.1 units ATS. Cleveland has covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven.

White Sox games have had an over/under record of 27-29-1 so far in 2019. The Indians have been a decent under bet with a total record of 24-32-1.

Zach Plesac will get the nod for the visiting Indians. Plesac is 0-0 with a 1.69 ERA and two strikeouts. He has yet to face the White Sox this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The White Sox are countering with Lucas Giolito (7-1, 2.85 ERA). Giolito has 69 strikeouts and 20 walks, along with a WHIP of 0.98. Giolito is 1-0 with eight strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against Cleveland this year.

As a unit, Chicago’s pitching staff has given up 5.1 runs per game overall in 2019. The team’s starting pitching staff has a 5.62 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.92 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.4 K/9. In 28 games against AL Central foes, White Sox starters have an ERA of 4.47 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.30.

Chicago’s hitters are putting up 4.3 runs per outing, including 4.6 per game against divisional foes and 6.0 per game over their last five. The team has hit .309/.352/.430 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The White Sox hitters have been led by third baseman Yoan Moncada and shortstop Tim Anderson. Moncada is hitting .283/.337/.487 with 10 home runs, 35 RBIs, 35 runs and five stolen bases, while Anderson’s line sits at .326/.360/.487 with eight homers, 26 RBIs, 31 runs and 15 stolen bases.

In the visiting dugout, Cleveland’s pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.40 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 9.99 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.24, along with a WHIP of 1.28.

Indians hitters have slashed .227/.316/.371 on their way to 4.0 runs scored per game in 2019, including 3.4 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Cleveland’s hitters have been paced by first baseman Carlos Santana and third baseman Jose Ramirez. Santana is hitting .292/.412/.520 with 11 home runs, 37 RBIs and 34 runs scored. Ramirez (.209/.311/.318) is up to four homers, 17 RBIs, 20 runs and 14 stolen bases.

The Indians have lost 8.3 units and are 18-23 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over’s hit in 16 of those games, compared to 24 that’ve gone under against -handed starting pitchers.

Indians at White Sox MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in five of Chicago’s last seven games.
  • Cleveland has posted 20.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 25.4 over its last five.
  • The Indians have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.