Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox Free Preview

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The Cleveland Indians will head west to play their division rival Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. SportsTime Ohio will be televising the matchup. The game gets underway at 2:10 p.m. ET.

Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox Odds

Chicago (+235) is the home-team underdog against Cleveland (-270) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this game at 9 runs (-115 for the over and -105 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at -165 for the Indians -1.5 runs and +145 for the White Sox +1.5.

The Indians are 64-50 SU and have gone 55-60 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 15.8 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 11.3 units ATS. Cleveland is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The White Sox, on the other hand, are 41-73 SU and 58-57 ATS. They’ve lost 17.2 units for moneyline bettors and 5.6 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Chicago games have a 54-56-5 over/under record in 2018. Cleveland has an over/under record of 58-53-4.

Chicago’s pitching staff has given up 5.4 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has a 5.16 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.67 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 9.6 K/9. In 44 divisional games, White Sox starters have an ERA of 4.65 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.40.

The Chicago offense has produced 4.1 runs per contest, including 4.1 per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over its last five. The team has hit .191/.267/.341 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The White Sox hitters have been led by first baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez. Abreu is hitting .269/.330/.487 with 20 home runs, 67 RBIs and 62 runs scored, and Sanchez’s line is .242/.299/.379 with six homers, 43 RBIs, 39 runs and 10 stolen bases.

In the visiting dugout, Cleveland’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.41 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 9.37 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.89, along with a K/9 of 8.62.

Indians hitters have slashed .258/.332/.443 on their way to 5.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.4 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Shortstop Francisco Lindor and third baseman Jose Ramirez continue to lead Cleveland’s offense. Lindor is slashing .298/.376/.572 with 29 home runs, 74 RBIs, 99 runs and 17 steals. Ramirez (.296/.410/.619) is up to 33 homers, 83 RBIs, 78 runs and 27 steals.

Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in five of Cleveland’s last seven games.
  • The Indians have won five of their last six games SU.
  • Chicago has recorded 18.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 16.4 over its last five.
  • Each team has hit 13 home runs over its last 10 games.