Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox Free Pick

The Chicago White Sox are playing host to the Cleveland Indians at Guaranteed Rate Field. SportsTime Ohio will be airing the matchup and the game gets underway at 2:10 p.m. ET.

Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox Odds

Chicago (+150) is coming into this one as the underdog against Cleveland (-160) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this afternoon’s game at 9 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total sit at -115 for the under and -105 for the over. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the most recent runline odds sitting at -110 for the Indians -1.5 runs and -110 for the White Sox +1.5.

The White Sox are 34-31 against the spread (ATS), but only 24-42 straight up (SU). They’ve lost 11.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.8 units (ATS). Chicago has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in six of those seven. The Indians are 35-31 SU and have gone 29-36 ATS. In total, the teams lost 7.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 11.0 units ATS. Cleveland has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in six of those seven.

Chicago games have an over/under record of 26-34-5 so far in 2018. The Indians have an over/under record of 34-29-2.

Right-hander Mike Clevinger will get the nod for the visiting Indians. Clevinger is 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA and 69 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with seven strikeouts and a 1.35 ERA against Chicago this year.

The White Sox are putting the ball in the hands of lefty Carlos Rodon (0-1, 3.60 ERA), who has seven strikeouts and two walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.60. Rodon has yet to face the Indians this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-0, 1.35 ERA and nine strikeouts across 6.2 innings).

Chicago’s pitching staff has given up 5.0 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 5.21, a WHIP of 1.46 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.3. The bullpen has a 3.82 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 9.3 K/9. In 28 divisional games, White Sox starters have an ERA of 4.81 and the bullpens ERA is 3.21.

The Chicago offense has put up 3.8 runs per contest, including 4.2 per game against divisional foes and 3.0 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .183/.273/.301 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

First baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez have led the White Sox offense this year. Abreu is hitting .285/.344/.504 with 10 home runs, 38 RBIs and 35 runs scored, while Sanchez is batting .268 with four homers, 28 RBIs, 26 runs and six steals.

For the visiting squad, Cleveland’s pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starters own a 3.46 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 9.04 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.60, along with a WHIP of 1.12.

Indians hitters have slashed .253/.322/.437 on their way to 4.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over the teams last five contests (2-3 SU).

Cleveland’s hitters have been paced by shortstop Francisco Lindor and third baseman Jose Ramirez, who have combined to belt 33 home runs. Lindor is slashing .293/.366/.531 with 14 home runs, 35 RBIs, 50 runs and eight stolen bases. Ramirez (.294/.387/.607) is up to 19 homers, 44 RBIs, 44 runs and eight stolen bases.

The Indians have gained 0.7 units and are 9-10 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 11 of those games, compared to eight that’ve gone under against lefty starters. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 9.8 units and are 25-24 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 18 of those games, compared to 26 that’ve gone under.

Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in zero of Chicago’s last seven games.
  • The Indians have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The White Sox have hit four over their last 10.
  • Chicago has recorded 16.3 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 games and 14.2 over its last five.