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Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians - 8/12/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cleveland Indians (65-51) at Chicago White Sox (42-74)
Date & Time Sunday August 12, 2018, 2:10 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Chicago White Sox +239 / Cleveland Indians -262 --- Over/Under: 9
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MLB | Cleveland Indians (65-51) at Chicago White Sox (42-74)
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The Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox meet Sunday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The Cleveland Indians look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Indians have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Cleveland Indians have won 13 of their last 18 games when scoring at least one run. Francisco Lindor leads the Indians with 139 hits and 74 RBI while Jose Ramirez and Michael Brantley have combined for 250 hits and 146 RBI. Carlos Carrasco gets the ball, and he is 13-6 with a 3.69 ERA and 146 strikeouts this season. Carrasco is 6-9 with a 4.53 ERA and 119 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.

The Chicago White Sox look for a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The White Sox have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Chicago White Sox have lost seven of their last 11 games when allowing at least one run. Offensively, Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 118 hits and 67 RBI while Yolmer Sanchez and Tim Anderson have combined for 202 hits and 90 RBI. Dylan Covey gets the ball, and he is 4-8 with a 5.58 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. Covey is 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA and two strikeouts in his career against the Indians.

The Indians are 7-2 in their last 9 Sunday games, 35-16 in Carrascos last 51 road starts and 38-17 in Carrascos last 55 starts. The White Sox are 4-10 in their last 14 during game 3 of a series, 0-4 in Coveys last 4 home starts and 1-8 in Coveys last 9 starts. The Indians are 5-0 in Carrascos last 5 starts vs. White Sox, 20-7 in the last 27 meetings and 5-2 in Carrascos last 7 road starts vs. White Sox.

Carrasco has allowed just three runs and struck out 18 batters in his last 13.2 innings. Carrasco has also been better on the road this season where he's allowing just a 2.78 ERA 74.1 innings. Covey has been batting practice for teams this season, as he's given up four or more runs in eight of his last nine starts and is allowing a .277 batting average on the season. Throw in the fact the Indians have owned the White Sox over the years, and there's only one option here. Give me the Indians and the RL to add value to the bet. 

Cleveland Indians -1.5

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