Indians vs. White Sox Prediction
Will the Cleveland Indians become a winning team on the road when they wrap up their series with the Chicago White Sox today at 2:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, August 12, 2018
2:10PM 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 -250 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 82 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.
Indians bounce back
The Indians bounced back from Friday’s 1-0 loss to the White Sox with a 3-1 victory on Saturday. Cleveland is now 65-51 overall and 28-28 on the road. The Tribe are putting up 5.04 runs per game this season while allowing just 4.06 per contest.
Carlos Carrasco is getting the start for the Indians this afternoon. He is making his 22nd start of the season and comes in with a 13-6 record, a 3.69 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. Carrasco has 146 strikeouts and 27 walks over 129.1 innings of work.
Sox struggling at the plate
The White Sox are coming off the 3-1 loss on Saturday for their fourth loss in five games. Over these five games, the Sox have scored just eight runs. Chicago is now 42-74 overall and 22-37 at home. Chicago is scoring only 4.00 runs per game this season while allowing 5.34 per contest.
Dylan Covey gets the start for the White Sox this afternoon. He is making his 15th start of the season and has a 4-8 record with a 5.58 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP. Covey has pitched a total of 79.0 innings and has 56 strikeouts with 34 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won 11 of their last 15 road games and eight of their last 10 road games against a right-handed starter.
The White Sox are just 1-8 in Covey’s last nine starts overall and 1-8 in his last nine starts against division opponents.
Covey has been a mess for a while, allowing at least four earned runs in eight of his last nine starts. Carrasco has been much more consistent and tends to get deep into games. The Indians have showed signs of turning the corner and becoming a top contender in the AL over the last month and I think they take care of business today.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -1.5 (-155)