Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians - 9/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (83-59) at Chicago White Sox (68-74)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
T Bauer (11-6) (3.86) vs. J Quintana (11-10) (3.13)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -125 / Cleveland Indians +115 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox look for an encore after a strong night at the plate on Monday as they continue their home set with the AL Central leading Cleveland Indians on Tuesday.
The Cleveland Indians look to get back in the win column after a disappointing effort last night as they continue their road set against their division rivals from the south side of Chicago and will send right hander Trevor Bauer to the mound to match up with Jose Quintana. The Tribe have been among baseball’s best all season long and will look to inch closer to the postseason as the final three weeks unfold with a sizeable division lead. The Indians are 7-3 in their last 10 baseball games and will look to chase down the Texas Rangers for top spot in the American League, and with the AL winning the all-star game and home field advantage resting with their representative in the World Series, the AL contenders know how important that can be.
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The White Sox meanwhile send Quitana here who will be out to continue his exceptional season and against Bauer, who has been suspect to some shaky outings, I think it is safe to say the White Sox have the edge in terms of starting pitching in this one, though that can all change if the bullpens come into play. Chicago has a nice lineup led by Todd Frazier, Adam Eaton, and Jose Abreu but they haven’t been able to find consistent enough play throughout the season to challenge for a playoff spot, but I do think they can bounce back in a hurry and be a team to watch out for as early as next year.
The Indians are 8-3 in their last 11 Tuesday games, 26-10 in their last 36 against a lefty, and 36-16 in their last 52 against a team with a losing record while the White Sox are 5-0 in Quintana’s last five home starts, 16-34 in their last 50 against the AL Central, and 3-10 in Quintana’s last 13 games against the division. Cleveland is a resilient bunch that should be able to bounce back here but I do like the way Quintana has been playing and with him on the mound I give a small lean to the home side here.