Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians Pick, Odds, Prediction 4/11/14
Cleveland Indians (5-5) at Chicago White Sox (5-5)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Carlos Carrasco (R) (0-1) (6.349) vs. Chris Sale (L) (2-0) (1.761)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -163 / Cleveland Indians +153 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians head to Chicago on Friday night to face off against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox are sitting right at the .500 mark this season, with a record of 5-5 on the year. The Sox are set to have Chris Sale on the mound on Friday night against the Indians, and Sale has had a tremendous start to his season. The White Sox lefty is 2-+0 to start the year, with an ERA of 1.76 and 14 strikeouts. Sale has quite a bit of experience against the Indians throughout his career, going 2-4 in seven starts against Cleveland, with an ERA of 4.71 and a WHIP of 1.31.
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The Cleveland Indians, like the White Sox are sitting right at the even mark this season. The Indians are 5-5 on the season at this point, and on the road, the Indians are right at the .500 mark as well. Cleveland will have Carlos Carrasco on the hill against the Sox on Friday. Carrasco has struggled so far this season, and throughout his career, Carrasco has struggled against the Sox. The Cleveland righty is 0-3 lifetime against the White Sox in five starts. In those five outings, Carrasco has an ERA of 6.75 and a WHIP of 1.53.
Cleveland is 5-0 in their last five Friday games, and the Indians are 6-1 in their last seven games on the road. Cleveland however, is just 3-13 in the last 16 starts for Carrasco, and the Indians are 0-5 in Carrasco’s last five starts with five days of rest.
The White Sox are 1-4 in their last five games against a right handed pitcher, and the Sox are just 1-9 overall in their last ten games at home against teams with even or winning records. The Sox are 1-5 in the last six starts for Sales against teams with winning records.
I have to take the over here. The Sox look solid, but I just can’t pay that price with a .500 team at this point. To be honest, I personally will be staying away from this one, but for my free pick, I’ll be on the over.