White Sox vs. Indians Prediction
After a powerful showing at the plate on Monday, will the Cleveland Indians are be able to power their way past the Chicago White Sox when they meet up tonight at 6:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
6:10PM ET – Progressive Field
TV: STO (Cle); NSCH (Chi)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -275 to win. Chicago is listed with a money line of +250 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 81 percent of the wagers going on Cleveland at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
White Sox fall again
The White Sox lost their fourth in five games on Monday when they fell to the Indians, 9-6. Chicago is 16-35 overall and 8-17 on the road. The Sox are averaging 4.02 runs per game this season while allowing 5.43 per contest.
Lucas Giolito is getting the start for the White Sox on Tuesday. He has pitched in 10 games this year and has a 3-5 record with a 7.53 ERA and 1.71 WHIP. Giolito has pitched 49.0 innings this year and has 27 strikeouts with 37 walks.
Indians starting to heat up?
With Monday’s win, the Indians have won three straight, scoring 27 runs over the three contests. Cleveland is now 27-25 overall and 16-11 at home. Cleveland is scoring 4.92 runs per game this season while allowing 4.56 per contest.
Mike Clevinger takes the mound for the Indians on Tuesday night. He has a 3-2 record this season with a 3.32 ERA and 1.22 WHIP over 10 starts. Clevinger has pitcher 65.0 innings this year and has 54 strikeouts with 21 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox are just 18-43 in their last 61 road games and 1-6 in their last seven divisional games. They also are 10-26 in their last 36 games against a right-handed starter.
The Indians have won Clevinger’s last eight starts against AL Central opponents and 49 of their last 70 home games.
The Indians are really hot at the plate right now, which should continue against Giolito, who really shouldn’t be pitching in the majors right now. Clevinger is the much better starter of the two and he should be able to keep Chicago limited on the scoreboard. Given the big odds, I would recommend taking the Indians -1.5 runs, as I think Cleveland will win by multiple runs.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -1.5 (-155)