Indians vs. White Sox Prediction
The Cleveland Indians seem to be heating up and starting to pull away in the AL Central. Will they continue to do so tonight at 8:10PM ET when they face the Chicago White Sox?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
8:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: STO (Cle); WGN (Chi)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -150 to win. Chicago is listed with a money line of +135 to prevail, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game has 72 percent going on Cleveland. 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 pulling away
The Indians have won five of their last six following a 4-0 win over the White Sox on Monday. The Tribe now have a 5.5-game lead in the AL Central thanks to their 35-29 record on the season and 15-18 record on the road. Cleveland is averaging 4.94 runs per game at the plate this season while allowing 4.38 per contest.
The Indians are giving the ball to Adam Plutko today. He has started three games this season and has a 3-0 record with a 3.93 ERA and 1.04 WHIP. He has pitched a total of 18.1 innings and has 12 strikeouts with five walks.
White Sox shutout
Chicago suffered a 4-0 loss to Cleveland on Monday for its third loss in five games. They have scored two runs or less in four of their last five. The White Sox are 22-42 overall and 10-20 at home this season. Chicago is putting up 3.84 runs per game this season while allowing 5.12 per contest.
James Shields takes the mound for the White Sox on Tuesday night. He is 1-7 on the season through 13 starts. He has pitched a total of 82.1 innings and has 57 strikeouts with 33 walks. Shields is coming off a 7-run outing against the Twins in his last start.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won 40 of their last 53 division games and five of their last six against a right-handed starter.
The White Sox have won their last five games following a loss, but they are just 3-11 in their last 14 against AL Central opponents. They are also just 17-50 in their last 67 games against a team with a winning record.
Plutko doesn’t have a lot of experience on the mound, but his three starts have been solid and that included a start against the White Sox. Shields hasn’t been good all season and is easily capable of blowing up again. Cleveland is warming up at the plate and their pitching is getting stronger as well.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -150