Indians vs. White Sox Prediction
Will the Cleveland Indians have any issues when they go on the road to face the struggling Chicago White Sox tonight at 8:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 10, 2018
8:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: STO (Cle); NSCH (Chi)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -140 to win. The White Sox are listed with odds of +130 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 76 percent going on Clevealnd 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.
The Indians have created a lot of space in the AL Central by winning five of their last six games coming into tonight. Cleveland is 64-50 overall and 27-27 on the road. The Tribe are putting up 5.11 runs per game this season while allowing just 4.11 per contest.
Shane Bieber gets the start for Cleveland tonight. He has pitched in 10 games this season and has a 6-2 record with a 4.58 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. Bieber has 58 strikeouts and 11 walks over 57.0 innings of work.
Sox swept by Yankees
The White Sox had won four straight, but were swept at home by the Yankees this week. Chicago is now 41-73 overall and 21-36 at home. Chicago is scoring only 4.05 runs per game this season while allowing 5.41 per contest.
Carlos Rodon will get the start for Chicago on Friday night. He has started 10 games this year and has posted a 3-3 record, a 2.94 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP. Rodon has pitched 64.1 innings this year and has 53 strikeouts with 26 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won 10 of their last 13 road games and 55 of their last 81 Friday games.
The White Sox have won seven of Rodon’s last eight starts in a series opener. However, they are just 13-38 in their last 51 games following a day off.
The Indians are playing well right now. While Rodon poses a challenge on the mound, Cleveland is just the better team. The Indians can still hit the ball pretty well and have good pitching for the most part. Bieber isn’t a lockdown pitcher, but he doesn’t need to be to get past Chicago.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -140