Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox Matchup

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Carlos Santana and the Cleveland Indians will be hitting the diamond against their divisional rival Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field in a Saturday showdown. The first pitch is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. ET and NBC Sports Chicago will televise the matchup.

Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox Odds

Las Vegas has Cleveland (-110) as the favorite over Chicago (+100). You can play game’s total with current odds listed at -110 for over 10.5 runs and -110 for under 10.5. There’s a runline of Indians -1.5 (+135) and White Sox +1.5 (-155) for this matchup.

The Indians have gone 28-29 SU this year and are 25-31 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 8.8 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 6.9 units ATS. Cleveland is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven. The White Sox, on the other hand, are 28-29 SU and 25-31 ATS. They’ve gained 5.5 units for moneyline bettors while earning 7.5 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread only once in its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.

White Sox games have had an over/under record of 27-28-1 so far in 2019. Cleveland has been a decent under bet with a total record of 24-31-1.

The right-handed Jefry Rodriguez will get the nod for Cleveland. Rodriguez is 1-5 with a 4.99 ERA and 29 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with six strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA against Chicago this year.

The White Sox will turn to righty Ivan Nova (3-4, 6.52 ERA), who’s got 37 strikeouts and 17 walks as well as a 1.72 WHIP. Nova is 1-0 with nine strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA across two starts against Cleveland this year.

Cleveland’s pitching staff allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.43 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 10.03 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.29, along with a K/9 of 8.98.

The Indians offense has slashed .227/.316/.369 on its way to 4.0 runs scored per game this year, including 3.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

First baseman Carlos Santana and third baseman Jose Ramirez continue to lead Cleveland’s hitters. Santana is slashing .288/.410/.505 with 10 home runs, 36 RBIs and 33 runs scored, while Ramirez has a .213 average with four homers, 17 RBIs, 20 runs and 14 stolen bases.

In the other dugout, Chicago’s pitching staff has given up 5.1 runs per game overall this year. Its starting pitching staff has a 5.66 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.92 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 8.5 K/9. In 27 games against AL Central foes, White Sox starters have an ERA of 4.50 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.30.

The Chicago offense is putting up 4.4 runs per outing, including 4.7 per game against divisional foes and 6.0 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .323/.369/.449 over its last five contests and is 5-0 SU during that stretch.

Third baseman Yoan Moncada and shortstop Tim Anderson have led the White Sox batters this year. Moncada is hitting .283/.335/.489 with 10 home runs, 35 RBIs, 35 runs and five stolen bases, and Anderson’s line sits at .328/.362/.492 with eight homers, 26 RBIs, 30 runs and 14 stolen bases.

The Indians have lost 6.7 units and are 18-22 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 16 of those games, as opposed to 23 that’ve hit the under against righties. On the other hand, the White Sox have netted 3.9 units and are 17-25 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s cashed in 21 of those games, compared to 20 that went under the total.

Indians vs. White Sox MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in five of Cleveland’s last seven contests.
  • Cleveland fielders have 14 errors over the last 10 games, compared to only five errors for Chicago over its last 10.
  • The Indians have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.
  • The Indians have a total OPS of .686 this season and an OPS of .693 when facing right-handed pitchers. The White Sox’ OPS stands at .718 overall and .719 versus righties.