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Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox Matchup 08/10/18

The Chicago White Sox are prepared to battle against the Cleveland Indians at Guaranteed Rate Field. SportsTime Ohio will broadcast the action and the game gets underway at 8:10 p.m. ET.

Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox Odds

Vegas has listed Cleveland (-135) as the favorite over Chicago (+125). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -115 for over nine runs and -105 for under nine. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the runline odds sitting at +110 for the Indians -1.5 runs and -130 for the White Sox +1.5 runs.

The White Sox are 57-57 against the spread (ATS)despite being only 41-71 straight up (SU). They’ve lost 18.5 units for moneyline bettors and 6.6 units (ATS). Chicago has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Indians are 62-49 SU and have gone 55-58 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 15.3 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 9.3 units ATS. Cleveland’s covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.

Chicago games have a 54-55-5 over/under record in 2018. Cleveland has an over/under record of 57-52-4.

Shane Bieber will get the start for the Indians. The right-handed Bieber (6-2, 4.58 ERA) has recorded 58 strikeouts in 56 innings so far. He has yet to face the White Sox this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The White Sox are turning to lefty Carlos Rodon (3-3, 2.94 ERA), who’s got 53 punchouts and 26 walks as well as a 1.09 WHIP. Rodon is 0-1 with nine strikeouts and a 4.76 ERA over two starts against Cleveland this year.

Chicago’s pitching staff has given up 5.4 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The team’s starting pitching staff has a 5.15 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.72 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 9.5 K/9. In 44 games against divisional foes, White Sox starters have an ERA of 4.65 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.40.

The Chicago offense is putting up 4.1 runs per outing, including 4.1 per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .203/.288/.405 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The White Sox batters have been led by first baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez. Abreu is hitting .267/.328/.480 with 19 home runs, 63 RBIs and 60 runs scored, while Sanchez is hitting .245 with six homers, 43 RBIs, 38 runs and 10 stolen bases.

For the visitors, Cleveland’s pitching staff allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.40 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 9.39 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.97, along with a WHIP of 1.15.

Indians hitters have slashed .259/.332/.445 on their way to 5.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).

Shortstop Francisco Lindor and third baseman Jose Ramirez continue to lead Cleveland’s offense. Lindor is slashing .295/.376/.560 with 27 home runs, 67 RBIs, 96 runs and 17 stolen bases, while Ramirez is hitting .300/.410/.629 with 33 homers, 83 RBIs, 78 runs and 26 stolen bases.

The Indians have gained 0.6 units and are 16-14 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 15 of those games, compared to 14 that’ve hit the under against lefties. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 8.9 units and are 44-42 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 41 of those games, as opposed to 40 which went under the total.

Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox Free MLB Tip

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

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Cleveland has recorded 15 extra-base hits over its last five games. Chicago has 18 XBH over its last five.

The Indians have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games. The White Sox have hit 13 over their last 10.

Chicago has recorded 21.0 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 contests and 16.6 over its last five.

The Indians have won five of their last six games SU.

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