Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox MLB Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/20/21
2021-04-20 18:10:00 EDT
The Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians meet Tuesday in MLB action from Progressive Field.
Chicago is coming off a four-game set versus the Red Sox. The White Sox won two of the first three games, then on Monday Chicago got blown out by seven runs. As for the Indians, they played the Reds over the weekend. Cleveland lost the first two games of that set but won on Sunday. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Chicago fell 7-4 in the Saturday game versus Boston but bounced back with wins in the Sunday doubleheader. On Monday, Chicago coughed up six runs in the first inning and didn’t get any closer in an eventual 11-4 loss. The White Sox gave up 17 hits to Boston in that one.
For the Tuesday starting pitcher role, the White Sox will roll with Carlos Rodon. So far this year Rodon is 2-0 with a clean 0.00 ERA, 14.0 innings, three walks and 16 strikeouts. Rodon tossed a no-hitter versus the Indians on Wednesday—the 20th in White Sox franchise history.
Over on the Indians’ side, they had some troubles with the Reds over the weekend, losing the first two games 10-3 and 3-2. Cleveland was able to stop the sweep on Sunday with a 6-3 win, however. Starter Shane Bieber went 8.0 innings with six hits and three earned in that one.
For the Tuesday starting job, the Indians are sending out Zach Plesac. This year Plesac is 1-2 with a 5.27 ERA, 16 hits, eight earned, two walks and 10 strikeouts in 13.2 total innings. He lasted just 2/3 of an inning in his last start, the shortest of his career.
The White Sox are 35-17 in their last 52 games as a favorite and 3-7 in their last 10 versus the AL Central. Chicago is 5-17 in their last 22 versus a right-handed starter and 21-8 in their last 29 as a road favorite.
Meanwhile, the Indians are 4-0 in their last four home games and 6-2 in their last eight versus the AL Central. Cleveland is 11-4 in their last 15 Tuesday games and 2-5 in the last seven after an off day.
PICK: I’m going to stick with the White Sox. Plesac had a rough go of things on Wednesday in his last start at Guaranteed Rate Field, coughing up six runs on seven hits and not making it through an inning. Rodon had the opposite issue, retiring the first 25 batters in his no-hitter and keeping his spotless ERA. I like another good outing from Rodon (and a much better one from Plesac) in a Sox win here.