Indians vs. White Sox Prediction
The Chicago White Sox managed to win a pitching duel on Friday. Will the Sox be able to sneak out another win over the Cleveland Indians tonight at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 11, 2018
7:10PM 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 -235 to win. The White Sox are listed with odds of +215 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 87 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 suffered a 1-0 loss to the White Sox on Friday as they were held to just five hits by Carlos Rodon. Cleveland is now 64-51 overall and 27-28 on the road. The Tribe are putting up 5.06 runs per game this season while allowing just 4.09 per contest.
Trevor Bauer gets the start for the Indians this evening. He has an 11-6 record through 24 starts this season. He has a 2.25 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP. Bauer has pitched 159.2 innings this year and has 206 strikeouts with 56 walks.
Sox win with pitching
The White Sox ended their three-game losing streak on Friday with the 1-0 win over Cleveland despite managing just five hits themselves. Chicago is now 42-73 overall and 22-36 at home. Chicago is scoring only 4.03 runs per game this season while allowing 5.37 per contest.
James Shields gets the start for the White Sox on Saturday. Shields is making his 25th start of the year and he comes into the night with a 4-13 record, a 4.50 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. Shields has 118 strikeouts and 60 walks over 150.0 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won their last five games following a loss and 10 of their last 14 road games. They also have won Bauer’s last five starts.
The White Sox are just 6-15 in Shields’ last 21 starts and 2-6 in their last 8 home games. They are also 3-7 in their last 10 Saturday games.
Bauer has been right up there with Kluber in terms of performance this year for Cleveland on the mound. He has a 1.84 ERA over two starts against Chicago this year and I think he should be on his game tonight. Shields had a very strong start against Cleveland earlier this year, but the numbers he has for the year don’t match up with that. Look for Cleveland to avenge their struggles at the plate from last night and give Bauer plenty of run support.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -1.5 (-150)