Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/7/14
Chicago White Sox (63-78) at Cleveland Indians (73-67)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 1:05 pm (Progressive Field)
Hector Noesi (R) (8-8) (4.317) vs. Carlos Carrasco (R) (3-3) (3.461)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -215 / Chicago White Sox +199 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CHI, STO
The Cleveland Indians look to sweep the Chicago White Sox on Sunday afternoon.
The Chicago White Sox have lost four of their last six games and are 15 games below .500. The White Sox pitching staff continues to be their downfall, allowing four or more runs in 14 of their last 21 games. Overall, the Chicago White Sox have an ERA of 4.40, which is 27th in the majors, and they’ve lost 10 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jose Abreu has hit in nine of his last 10 games and Dayan Viciedo has a five-game hitting streak. Hector Noesi takes the hill, and he’s 8-9 with a 4.70 ERA and has 110 strikeouts in 147.1 innings. Noesi is 1-1 with a 4.23 ERA in five career games against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians have won six of their last nine games and are six games above .500. The Indians pitching has led the way during this stretch, allowing three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. Overall, the Cleveland Indians have an ERA of 3.62, which is 13th in the majors, and they’ve won six straight when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Michael Brantley has a 10-game hitting streak and Carlos Santana has homered four times in his last nine games. Starting is Carlos Carrasco, who is 6-4 with a 2.94 ERA and has 96 strikeouts in 95 innings. Carrasco is 1-4 with a 6.00 ERA in eight career games against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 3-7 in their last 10 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Indians are 4-0 in Carrascos last 4 starts during game 3 of a series and 6-16 in Carrascos last 22 starts overall.
Any time I can get insane odds in baseball game, a sport that is so up-and-down, I'm taking them. The Indians aren't some godly team that deserves these odds no matter who is on the mound. Give me the White Sox and nearly two times my money.