Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox - 6/19/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (24-47) at Cleveland Indians (38-33)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
C Rodon (0-1) (3.60) vs. Mike Clevinger (5-2) (3.15)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -195 / Chicago White Sox +182 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: STOh, WGN
The Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians meet Tuesday in MLB action at Progressive Field.
The Chicago White Sox could use a feel good victory here in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The White Sox have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Chicago White Sox have lost eight straight games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 77 hits and 41 RBI while Yolmer Sanchez and Tim Anderson have combined for 125 hits and 56 RBI. Carlos Rodon gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Rodon is 4-1 with a 2.43 ERA and 68 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Indians have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Cleveland Indians have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Francisco Lindor leads the Indians with 84 hits and 38 RBI while Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez have combined for 157 hits and 87 RBI. Mike Clevinger gets the ball, and he is 5-2 with a 3.15 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. Clevinger is 2-2 with a 3.54 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 22-49 in their last 71 road games, 5-21 in their last 26 Tuesday games and 0-5 in Rodons last 5 road starts. The Indians are 41-17 in their last 58 home games, 9-4 in Clevingers last 13 home starts and 3-7 in Clevingers last 10 starts. The White Sox are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Cleveland, 5-16 in the last 21 meetings and the under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Chicago White Sox are back in one of those stretches where you can't trust them at all with the plus money, and it doesn't change with Rodon pitching just 10 innings this season. Clevinger has been solid lately, allowing two or less runs in three of his last four starts and is coming off a game against the White Sox on the road in which he struck out 11 guys in seven innings. I'll back the Indians as more of a fade from the White Sox, and I include the RL to give more value to the bet.