Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox Matchup

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The Cleveland Indians will face their divisional rival Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. SportsTime Ohio is in line to broadcast the matchup and the first pitch will be at 8:10 p.m. ET.

Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox Odds

The White Sox are 79-77 against the spread (ATS), but only 62-95 straight up (SU). They’ve lost 15.5 units for moneyline bettors and 3.8 units (ATS). Chicago has covered the spread only twice in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Indians are 88-69 SU and have gone 74-82 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 21.6 units for moneyline bettors and 18.6 units ATS. Cleveland has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Chicago games have an over/under record of 72-76-8 in 2018. The Indians have an over/under record of 74-73-9.

Shane Bieber will get the start for the visiting Indians. The right-handed Bieber (10-5, 4.80 ERA) has recorded 109 strikeouts in 108.2 innings so far. He’s 0-0 with eight strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Chicago this year.

The White Sox are sending lefty Jace Fry (2-2, 4.32 ERA) to the mound. Fry has 68 strikeouts and 19 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.08. Fry is 1-0 with nine strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA against Cleveland this year.

Chicago’s pitchers have given up 5.2 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The club’s starters have a 4.92 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.49 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 9.6 K/9. In 71 divisional games, White Sox starters have an ERA of 4.63 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.36.

The Chicago offense has produced 4.1 runs per contest, including 4.1 per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over its last five. The team has hit .259/.292/.365 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The White Sox hitters have been led by third baseman Yolmer Sanchez and shortstop Tim Anderson. Sanchez is slashing .246/.311/.375 with eight home runs, 53 RBIs, 60 runs and 14 stolen bases, while Anderson’s line sits at .243/.284/.411 with 20 homers, 64 RBIs, 76 runs and 26 stolen bases.

In the other dugout, Cleveland’s pitching staff allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starters own a 3.43 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 9.64 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.50, along with a WHIP of 1.15.

Indians hitters have slashed .257/.333/.433 on their way to 5.0 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Cleveland’s hitters have been paced by shortstop Francisco Lindor and left fielder Michael Brantley, who collectively have launched 53 home runs. Lindor is slashing .279/.353/.520 with 36 home runs, 89 RBIs, 124 runs and 23 stolen bases. Brantley is slashing .309/.364/.473 with 17 homers, 75 RBIs and 87 runs scored.

The White Sox have lost 10.9 units and are 58-58 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 54 of those games, compared to 55 that’ve gone under.

Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox Free Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in only two of Cleveland’s last seven games.
  • Cleveland has recorded 25.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 25.2 over its last five.
  • Each team has hit 12 home runs over its last 10 games.