Indians vs. White Sox Prediction
The Chicago White Sox beat up on Cleveland Indians pitching Thursday night. Can they follow that up tonight and pick up another division win at 8:10PM ET?
919 Cleveland Indians vs. 920 Chicago White Sox
Friday, May 31, 2019
8:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -165 to win. The White Sox are getting a money line of +150 to win, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 76 percent going on Cleveland on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Indians drop opener
Cleveland dropped the series opener on Thursday night, 10-4. They have now lost seven of their last 10. The Indians are 28-28 on the season, 13-14 on the road and 32-23 with the under. Trevor Bauer gets the start for the Indians tonight. He is 4-4 on the season with a 3.99 ERA.
The Indians had just six hits in Thursday’s loss. Carlos Santana drove in two of the four runs for Cleveland. Jason Kipnis also had a pair of hits. Carlos Carrasco took the loss, as he gave up six earned runs over 6.1 innings to fall to 4-6 on the year. Dan Otero gave up four runs in 1.2 innings in relief.
Sox win fourth straight
Chicago is on a push to get to the .500 mark, as they have won four straight games following Thursday’s win. The White Sox are 27-29 on the season, 13-16 on the road and 28-27 with the under. Chicago has Dylan Covey on the mound tonight. He is 0-4 on the season with a 5.47 ERA.
The White Sox started the hitting early, putting up two runs in the second inning and never looking back. Chicago finished with 15 hits in the win. Jose Abreu hit his 15th home run and drove in three to lead the way while Yonder Alonso homered and also drove in two runs. Eloy Jimenez also had three hits with two RBI. Manny Banuelos got the win on the mound, his third of the season. He pitched 5.1 innings and allowed three runs.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians are 8-3 in Bauer’s last 11 road starts, but just 3-7 in their last 10 AL Central games.
The White Sox have won four straight home games, but they are 1-8 in Covey’s last nine home starts.
Bauer has given up at least four runs in five of his last six starts. His ERA has grown by two over the last month. Covey has given up at least four runs in three of his last four starts. The Sox are just 1-6 when he takes the mound. With both pitchers struggling coming into the game, I will go with the home team. Chicago has been hitting the ball well and the Indians have gone through some serious scoring lulls.
MLB Prediction: Chicago White Sox +150