Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians Free Pick

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The Chicago White Sox will head east to Progressive Field to take on their AL Central foe Cleveland Indians. The game gets underway 4:10 p.m. ET and SportsTime Ohio is in line to broadcast the matchup.

Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Chicago (+180) as the underdog to Cleveland (-190). Bettors can wager on the games total with odds sitting at +100 for over 9.5 runs and -120 for under 9.5. You can also bet on the games spread with the runline odds sitting at -125 for the White Sox +1.5 runs and +105 for the Indians -1.5 runs.

The Indians are 26-25 SU and 21-29 ATS. They’ve lost 10.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 11.8 units against the spread (ATS). The White Sox have gone 16-34 SU this year and are 26-23 ATS. In total, the teams lost 14.6 units for moneyline gamblers and 0.7 units ATS.

Indians games have an over/under record of 27-22-1 so far in 2018. Chicago has an over/under record of 23-23-3.

Dylan Covey will get the start for Chicago. The right-handed Covey is 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA and 11 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Indians this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Indians are putting the ball in the right hand of Adam Plutko (2-0, 2.02 ERA), who has 10 punchouts and four walks this season as well as a 0.90 WHIP. Plutko did not pitch in the majors in 2017.

As a unit, Cleveland’s pitchers have yielded 4.5 runs per game overall in 2018. The clubs starters have an ERA of 3.42, a WHIP of 1.11 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.6. The bullpen has a 6.17 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 8.8 K/9. In 15 games against divisional opponents, Indians starters have an ERA of 1.83 and the bullpens ERA is 3.53.

The Cleveland offense has put up 4.8 runs per contest, including 4.9 per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over its last five. The team has hit .259/.312/.422 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Francisco Lindor and third baseman Jose Ramirez have led the way for the Indians offense this year. Lindor is hitting .290/.365/.537 with 12 home runs, 28 RBIs, 40 runs and five stolen bases, while Ramirez line is .292/.389/.605 with 15 homers, 37 RBIs, 34 runs and seven steals.

In the other dugout, Chicago’s pitching staff allowed 5.4 runs per game and its starters own a 5.56 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 6.14 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.17, along with a WHIP of 1.46 and a K-per-9 of 9.38.

The White Sox offense has slashed .246/.312/.414 on its way to 4.0 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.6 per game over the teams last five contests (2-3 SU).

First baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez have led Chicago’s hitters. Abreu is hitting .313/.375/.549 with nine home runs, 30 RBIs and 28 runs scored, while Sanchez is hitting .277/.315/.408 with two homers, 23 RBIs and 18 runs scored.

The White Sox have lost 10.7 units and are 20-17 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 15 of those games, compared to 19 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Indians have lost 11.4 units and are 12-19 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 16 of those games, as opposed to 14 that’ve gone under.

Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in three of Chicago’s last seven games.
  • Chicago has recorded 22.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 22.4 over its last five.
  • Each team has hit 12 home runs over its last 10 games.