Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox Odds
Chicago (+150) is coming into this one as the underdog to Cleveland (-160) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this afternoon’s game at 9 runs (-105 for the over and -115 for the under). Gamblers can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds standing 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), despite being 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 under has hit in six of those seven. The Indians, on the other hand, are 35-31 SU and have gone 29-36 ATS. Overall, the team’s 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. Cleveland has an over/under record of 34-29-2.
Right-hander Mike Clevinger will get the nod for Cleveland. Clevinger (4-2, 3.31 ERA) has recorded 69 strikeouts in 84.1 innings so far. He’s 1-0 with seven strikeouts and a 1.35 ERA against Chicago this year.
The White Sox will put the ball in the left hand of Carlos Rodon (0-1, 3.60 ERA), who has seven strikeouts and two walks as well as a 1.60 WHIP. 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).
As a unit, Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.0 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s 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 games against divisional opponents, White Sox starters have an ERA of 4.81 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.21.
The Chicago hitters are putting up 3.8 runs per contest, including 4.2 per game against divisional foes and 3.0 per game over their last five. The team has hit .183/.273/.301 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.
The White Sox hitters have been led by first baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez. 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.
In the visiting dugout, 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 managed an ERA of 5.60, along with a WHIP of 1.12.
The Indians offense has slashed .253/.322/.437 on its way to 4.8 runs scored per game this season, including 5.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).
Shortstop Francisco Lindor and third baseman Jose Ramirez continue to lead Cleveland’s offense. Lindor is hitting .293/.366/.531 with 14 home runs, 35 RBIs, 50 runs and eight steals, while Ramirez is hitting .294/.387/.607 with 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 lefty starter this season. The over has hit in 11 of those games, compared to eight that’ve gone under in such games. 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’s hit in 18 of those games, compared to 26 which went under the total.
Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Indians, ATS Winner – Indians, O/U – OVER
Cleveland has tallied 18 extra-base hits over its last five games. Chicago has 12 XBH over its last five.
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.
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