Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox Odds
Chicago (+170) is coming into this one as the underdog against Cleveland (-180) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this game at 9 runs. Odds for betting on the game’s total stand at +110 for the over and -130 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the runline odds coming in at Indians -1.5 runs (-125) and White Sox +1.5 runs (+105).
The White Sox are 23-42 SU and 33-31 ATS. They’ve lost 13.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline 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 all seven of them. The Indians are 35-30 SU and have gone 29-35 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 6.2 units for moneyline bettors and 10.0 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.
White Sox games have an over/under record of 26-33-5 thus far in 2018. The Indians have been a decent over bet with a total record of 34-28-2.
Right-hander Trevor Bauer is the projected starter for the visiting Indians. Bauer is 5-4 with a 2.62 ERA and 109 strikeouts. He has yet to face Chicago this year, but he did make two starts against the team in 2017, compiling a 2-0 record with a 2.19 ERA and 16 strikeouts.
The White Sox will turn to righty Dylan Covey (2-1, 2.22 ERA) to the mound. Covey has 28 punchouts and 11 walks to his name, as well as a 1.27 WHIP. Covey is 0-0 with three strikeouts and a 4.15 ERA against Cleveland this year.
Chicago’s pitching staff has allowed 5.1 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has a 5.26 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 6.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.85 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 9.3 K/9. In 27 games against divisional opponents, White Sox starters have an ERA of 4.91 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.29.
The Chicago hitters have produced 3.9 runs per contest, including 4.2 per game against divisional foes and 2.6 per game over their last five. The team has hit .190/.273/.291 over its last five contests 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 slashing .286/.345/.504 with 10 home runs, 38 RBIs and 34 runs scored, and Sanchez is batting .271 with four homers, 28 RBIs, 26 runs and six stolen bases.
In the other dugout, Cleveland’s pitchers have allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starters own a 3.46 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 8.94 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.61, along with a WHIP of 1.13 and a K/9 of 9.09.
The Indians offense has slashed .251/.321/.438 on its way to 4.9 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.1 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).
Shortstop Francisco Lindor and third baseman Jose Ramirez have paced Cleveland’s hitters. Lindor is slashing .291/.365/.534 with 14 home runs, 35 RBIs, 49 runs and eight steals, while Ramirez is slashing .290/.385/.609 with 19 homers, 44 RBIs, 44 runs and eight stolen bases.
The Indians have lost 6.9 units and are 20-25 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 23 of those games, as opposed to 20 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 11.1 units and are 24-24 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 18 of those games, compared to 25 that’ve gone under.
Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Indians, ATS Winner – Indians, O/U – OVER
The Indians have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The White Sox have hit six over their last 10.
Chicago has recorded 17.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 14.6 over its last five.
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