Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

The Cleveland Indians will head west to Guaranteed Rate Field to play their divisional rival Chicago White Sox. The game gets underway 8:10 p.m. ET and SportsTime Ohio will broadcast the matchup.

Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox Odds

Cleveland (-210) is coming into this one as the favorite against Chicago (+190) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at nine runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). The games current runline odds sit at -145 for taking the Indians -1.5 runs and +125 for the White Sox +1.5.

The White Sox are only 22-41 SU and 32-30 ATS. They’ve lost 14.0 units for moneyline bettors and 2.8 units against the spread (ATS). Chicago has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in six of those seven. The Indians are 34-29 SU and have gone 27-35 ATS. In total, the teams lost 8.2 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 12.0 units ATS. Cleveland’s covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Chicago games have an over/under record of 26-31-5 thus far in 2018. Cleveland has been a decent over bet with a total record of 33-27-2.

Right-hander Carlos Carrasco is getting the start for Cleveland. Carrasco is 7-4 with a 4.23 ERA and 83 strikeouts. This is his first outing against Chicago this year. He made four starts against the White Sox in 2017, posting a 3-0 record against them with a 1.23 ERA and 28 strikeouts.

The White Sox will turn to righty Lucas Giolito (4-6, 7.08 ERA), who has 31 strikeouts and 39 walks as well as a 1.66 WHIP. Giolito is 0-1 with three strikeouts and a 7.50 ERA against Cleveland this year.

Cleveland’s pitchers have allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.45 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 8.85 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.79, along with a K/9 of 9.05.

The Indians offense has slashed .253/.322/.441 on its way to 5.0 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over the teams last five contests (4-1 SU).

Cleveland’s hitters have been powered by shortstop Francisco Lindor and third baseman Jose Ramirez, who have combined to swat 33 home runs. Lindor is slashing .291/.363/.533 with 14 home runs, 35 RBIs, 48 runs and eight steals, while Ramirez is hitting .292 with 19 homers, 43 RBIs, 44 runs and seven stolen bases.

For the home team, Chicago’s pitchers have given up 5.1 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have an ERA of 5.32, a WHIP of 1.47 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.3. The bullpen has a 3.96 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 9.2 K/9. In 25 games against divisional foes, White Sox starters have an ERA of 5.01 and the bullpens ERA is 3.55.

Chicago’s hitters are putting up 3.9 runs per outing, including 4.4 per game against divisional foes and 3.0 per game over their last five. The teams hit .213/.267/.287 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The White Sox batters have been led by first baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez. Abreu is hitting .295/.356/.520 with 10 home runs, 38 RBIs and 34 runs scored, while Sanchez line is .273/.309/.416 with three homers, 27 RBIs and 25 runs scored.

The Indians have lost 8.9 units and are 18-25 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 22 of those games, compared to 19 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 12.1 units and are 23-23 ATS when facing a righty starter. The overs cashed in 18 of those games, compared to 23 that went under.

Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox Free Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The Indians have won four of their last five games SU.
  • Chicago has recorded 18.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 17.0 over its last five.
  • The Indians have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The White Sox have hit four over their last 10.