Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians - 6/12/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (35-29) at Chicago White Sox (22-42)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 8:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)
Adam Plutko (3-0) (3.93) vs. J Shields (1-7) (4.92)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +157 / Cleveland Indians -167 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: STOh, WGN
The Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox meet Tuesday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The Cleveland Indians look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Indians have scored 15 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Cleveland Indians have won 14 of their last 16 games when scoring more than two runs. Francisco Lindor leads the Indians with 76 hits and 35 RBI while Jose Ramirez and Michael Brantley have combined for 141 hits and 83 RBI. Adam Plutko gets the ball, and he is 3-0 with a 3.93 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Plutko is 1-0 with a 6.75 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 12 games. The White Sox have scored seven runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last 11 games. The Chicago White Sox have won five straight games when scoring more than two runs. Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 72 hits and 38 RBI while Yolmer Sanchez and Tim Anderson have combined for 116 hits and 53 RBI. James Shields gets the ball, and he is 1-7 with a 4.92 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. Shields is 4-7 with a 4.01 ERA and 129 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 39-13 in their last 52 vs. American League Central, 25-12 in their last 37 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The White Sox are 18-38 in their last 56 Tuesday games, 1-6 in Shields' last 7 Tuesday starts and 2-8 in Shields' last 10 starts. The Indians are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Chicago and 13-3 in the last 16 meetings.
Plutko has just three career starts, hasn't exactly pitched well this season and hasn't pitched in two weeks. The Chicago White Sox have been finding ways to win games recently and have cashed as big underdogs in games you probably wouldn't give them much of a chance. Shields has been a shell of himself for a few years now, but he's been improved at home as of late and is allowing just a .232 batting average against current Indians hitters in 220 at bats. Plutko shouldn't be this big of a favorite on the road. I'll take a stab with the White Sox and the big plus money.