Indians at White Sox 9/25/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox
MLB: 8:00 PM EST
Sep. 25, 2018
Latest Odds : CLE -185 O/U 8.5
The Indians are going to the playoffs and actually had a marathon game on Sunday afternoon against the potential opponent in the playoffs in Red Sox. However, the Indians were able to come out on top in the game and that could be the outcome the Indians may have to get used to. With the White Sox, the team has to find a way during the off season to break the status quo of losing mentality the team has adopted.
The Indians are coming into the game as one of the top scoring clubs in the majors with just over 5 runs a game, but have managed to rely on power quite a bit with 207 homers which is ranked 5th. The Indians hitting is ranked 6th at .257. The Indians do have a decent team ERA of 3.79 which is ranked 12th.
The White Sox offense is struggling with just over 4 runs a game being scored. The White Sox have been able to hit only 179 homers on the year and are hitting at a clip of .243. With the White Sox the pitching staff is not that good either with an ERA of 4.75.
Trevor Bauer is the pitcher who is projected to start the game for the Indians. On the year so far Bauer has thrown a total of 167.1 innings but has managed to strike out 215 batters. He has posted a 12-6 record with a 2.21 ERA.
With the White Sox they are sending out James Shields to the mound. On the year Shields has thrown a total of 198.2 innings and only struck out 148 batters. He has posted a 7-16 record and an ERA of 4.48.
Recent Betting Trends:
Indians are 6-0 in their last 6 Tuesday games.
White Sox are 2-6 in Shields' last 8 home starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Under is 11-4 in Bauers last 15 starts overall.
Under is 4-0-2 in White Sox last 6 vs. American League Central.
Free Betting Pick: Cleveland Indians -1.5 (-105)
The Indians are playoff bound and the White Sox are playing for pride. Not to mention the White Sox are sending out Shields who has been beaten up on the season so far and the Indians will be able to contribute to his loss column here. Bauer has been pitching amazing for the Indians and will do so when facing the weak hitting White Sox. Final Score Prediction, Cleveland Indians win 6-3.