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Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox - 5/7/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians
Date & Time Tuesday May 7, 2019, 6:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Progressive Field
Cleveland, Ohio
The Line
The Line: Chicago White Sox +130 / Cleveland Indians -141 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
NSCH, STOh
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The Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians meet Tuesday in MLB action at Progressive Field.

The Chicago White Sox look for a win here after splitting their last eight games. The White Sox have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Chicago White Sox have won eight of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Tim Anderson leads the White Sox with 41 hits and 20 RBI while Yoan Moncada and Leury Garcia have combined for 77 hits and 35 RBI. Lucas Giolito gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 5.32 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Giolito is 0-2 with a 7.36 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Indians.

The Cleveland Indians look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Indians have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Cleveland Indians have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Carlos Santana leads the Indians with 34 hits and 19 RBI while Jake Bauers and Jose Ramirez have combined for 50 hits and 21 RBI. Jefry Rodriguez gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 2.13 ERA and six strikeouts this season. This will be Rodriguez’s first career game against the White Sox.

The White Sox are 28-57 in their last 85 during game 2 of a series, 7-15 in their last 22 road games and 3-8 in Giolitos last 11 starts. The Indians are 9-2 in their last 11 Tuesday games, 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter and 84-41 in their last 125 vs. American League Central. The White Sox are 17-36 in the last 53 meetings in Cleveland and 18-38 in the last 56 meetings. The under is 7-3-1 in Indians last 11 overall. The over is 7-1 in Giolitos last 8 starts overall.

I'm not sure how much confidence to have in Jefry Rodriguez given his lack of major league experience, but Giolito hasn't exactly been great this season, having an ERA over five and having issues with control. It's also only a matter of time before the Indians offense starts to show signs of life. I don't love this game and I'm certainly not thrilled about backing the Cleveland Indians in their current form, but I'll back them anyway assuming the bats will wake up eventually. 

Pick:
Cleveland Indians -141

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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