Cleveland Indians (62-50) vs Chicago White Sox (41-72)Date : 08/10/2018
Time : 8:10PM
Location : Guaranteed Rate Field
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Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox welcome the first-place Cleveland Indians to Guaranteed Rate Field for another three-game series that starts on Friday night. The Indians have dominated the AL Central and are in full control of the division. The White Sox have been stuck in fourth place and have gained little to no ground on the third-place Detroit Tigers.
On the mound, the White Sox will start left-hander Carlos Rodon (3-3, 2.94 ERA) to kick off the series in game one against Cleveland right-hander Shane Beiber (6-2, 4.58 ERA).
Cleveland Indians's Latest Performance :
The Cleveland Indians have held onto their first-place spot all season and should ride the wave into the playoffs. The Minnesota Twins are their only threat in the division but are still nine games back. Just when you think the Indians are going to rule the division after shutting the Twins out 10-0 in their series opener this week, they turn around and lose game two. It’s been up and down all season for the Indians but if they keep that pace, they’ll win out and head for the playoffs.
Chicago White Sox's Latest Performance :
The Chicago White Sox have remained in fourth place for quite some time. They have gone 5-5 in their last ten and seem content to stay where they are. With the playoffs out of the mix for this and maybe even next season, it’s all about making moves and securing prospects and draft picks to help rebuild.
On Tuesday night, it took the New York Yankees thirteen innings to down the White Sox. They’ve been competitive and can win some games but are on a two-game losing streak coming into this series.
How Cleveland Indians & Chicago White Sox Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Indians are 53-59 ATS overall
Indians are 30-28 ATS at home and 23-31 ATS away
White Sox are 59-54 ATS overall
White Sox are 30-26 ATS at home and 29-28 ATS away
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
These two teams are more or less just like every single team in MLB who play numerous times throughout the season. Even the Boston Red Sox are beatable by any team in baseball. Cleveland is in a great position in the AL Central. They literally control their own destiny and the White Sox are one of the many teams in their way whose storm they have to weather. Cleveland has dominated each and every series this season though and this series really shouldn’t be any different.
Betting trends for Cleveland Indians:
- Indians are 22-30 as away team
- Indians are 29-20 in division games
- Indians are 26-23 after a loss
Betting trends for Chicago White Sox:
- White Sox are 30-26 as home team
- White Sox are 20-24 in division games
- White Sox are 39-29 after a loss