White Sox vs. Indians - 9/12/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (83-59) at Chicago White Sox (68-74)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 12, 2016 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
C Carrasco (11-7) (3.15) vs. M Gonzalez (3-6) (3.81)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +131 / Cleveland Indians -141 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox begin a four-game series early Monday night.
The Cleveland Indians look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Indians have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Cleveland Indians offense continues to show up daily, and they’ve won 10 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 177 hits, Jose Ramirez has 64 RBI and Jason Kipnis has 22 home runs. Carlos Carrasco gets the nod, and he’s 11-7 with a 3.15 ERA and 148 strikeouts this season. Carrasco is 3-8 with a 5.44 ERA and 89 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The White Sox have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Chicago White Sox offense continues to be hit or miss recently, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 164 hits, Adam Eaton has 51 RBI and Todd Frazier has 35 home runs. Miguel Gonzalez takes the hill, and he’s 3-6 with a 3.81 ERA and 82 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 3-0 with a 3.04 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 15-6 in Carrascos last 21 road starts. The White Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 4-0 in Gonzalezs last 4 Monday starts. The Indians are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Chicago and 8-1 in the last 9 meetings overall.
The Indians contine to be one of the hottest teams in the league and now throw out a pitcher who has won four of his last six starts and produced a shutout in two of his last four starts. The White Sox are one of the more frustrating teams to try and figure out. Have to back Cleveland here.