White Sox vs. Indians Prediction
Can the Cleveland Indians avoid another big upset loss at home when they take on the Chicago White Sox tonight at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, June 18, 2018
7:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: STO (Cle); NSC+ (Chi)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -260 to win. The White Sox are listed with a money line of +240 on the road, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 70 percent 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 drop four straight
The White Sox have lost four straight after being swept at home by the Tigers. They also suffered a loss at home to Cleveland to start the streak. Chicago is now 24-46 overall and 12-22 on the road. The Sox are putting up 3.79 runs per game this season while allowing 5.00 per contest.
Dylan Covey gets the start for the White Sox this evening. He has made six starts in 2018 and has a 3-1 record with a 2.29 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. Covey has pitched a total of 35.1 innings this season and has 33 strikeouts with 11 walks.
Tribe in a funk
Cleveland is just 2-4 over its last six games, losing two games at Chicago and two games at home to Minnesota over the last week. The Tribe are now 37-33 overall with a 21-13 home record. The Indians are putting up 4.77 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.37 per contest.
Trevor Bauer gets the start for Cleveland this evening. He has a 5-5 record over 14 starts with a 2.69 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP. Bauer has pitched a total of 93.2 innings and has 121 strikeouts with 31 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox have won four of Covey’s last five starts, but they are just 3-9 in their last 12 series openers and 3-11 in their last 14 against the White Sox.
The Indians have won five of Bauer’s last six home starts against the White Sox. They also have won 50 of their last 70 games against AL Central opponents.
The White Sox looked pretty bad at home against an average, at best, Tigers team. Cleveland hasn’t looked great either, but the Indians still have the talent advantage. Bauer is having a great year in terms of ERA and WHIP and he should be able to work through this struggling Chicago lineup and lead the Tribe to a sizable win.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -1.5 (-135)