Indians vs. White Sox Prediction
The Cleveland Indians are neck-and-neck for the second AL Wild Card spot heading into their series opener tonight at the Chicago White Sox. Can Cleveland win on the runline tonight as the big favorites?
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are a -250 favorite to win on the moneyline. The White Sox are a +230 underdog, while the total is set at 9.5 runs. As of Tuesday morning, 73 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Cleveland. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Indians pull away from Phillies
Cleveland rolled to a 10-1 home win Sunday night over Philadelphia to improve to 92-64 overall and 40-32 at home. Oscar Mercado helped lead the Indians offense as he finished 1-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two runs scored and three RBIs. Franmil Reyes was 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Yasiel Puig went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run and three RBIs. Carlos Santana ended the contest 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Carlos Carrasco picked up the win in relief as he gave up one hit with three strikeouts and no walks over 2 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball. Mike Clevinger gets the start tonight for Cleveland as he enters with a 12-3 record, 2.54 ERA and 1.04 WHIP plus 155 strikeouts over 113 1/3 innings pitched.
White Sox doubled up at Tigers
Chicago lost by a count of 6-3 Sunday afternoon at Detroit to drop to 68-87 overall and 33-48 on the road. Eloy Jimenez ended the contest 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and two RBIs to lead the White Sox offense. Yoan Moncada was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Adam Engel finished 2-for-4 with a double. Reynaldo Lopez took the loss as he surrendered five earned runs on nine hits with three strikeouts and one walk over four innings. Hector Santiago starts tonight for Chicago as he comes in with a 1-1 record, 5.65 ERA and 1.81 WHIP plus 29 strikeouts over 28 2/3 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians are 4-0 in their last four road games. Cleveland is 7-0 in the last seven road starts.
The White Sox are 8-17 in their last 25 games overall. Chicago is 2-7 in its last nine home games.
This is one heck of a pitching mismatch. Clevinger mows down right-handed and left-handed hitters fairly equally, while Santiago has a good strikeout rate but that is about all going well for him. It's a small sample size this season for Santiago, but his MLB history shows mostly mediocrity. Look for another gem of a Clevinger start coupled with plenty of run support. Go with the Indians on the runline when the line is released.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CLEVELAND INDIANS RL