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(56-62) Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians (68-49)
Date: Thursday August 18 2016
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Carlos Rodon vs Danny Salazar
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians -178
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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This AL Central matchup would’ve been much more important acouple weeks ago, but now the difference has spread a bit.
The Chicago White Sox led the Central for a while, but now are in 4th place in the Central standing 12.5 games behind the Indians.
The Cleveland Indians are now getting back over the small hump they are now 6 games ahead of the Tigers.
Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox lineup has been on a slight decline since starting the season off well. They are led by Melky Cabrera who is hitting .298 on the year with 28 doubles and 54 RBIs.
Jose Abreu is hitting .280 with 14 home runs and 65 RBIs. Todd Frazier is near the top of the AL in home runs with 31.
Frazier has also knocked in 72 runs on the year but is only hitting .208 on the season. The White Sox look to give Danny Salazar an unpleasant return.
The White Sox have Carlos Rodon on the mound Thursday and he has been struggling this season. Rodon is currently 3-8 on the season with a 4.32 E.R.A. and 109 strikeouts.
He last took a win in his last start in Miami versus the Marlins. Rodon pitched in 6 innings of work where he gave up only 1 earned runs on 3 hits.
He struck out 4 and walked 3 in the big win. He looks to continue his success in Cleveland this weekend.
The Cleveland Indians lineup has been hitting the ball lately and they are being led by Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor in average at .311. Ramirez is also leading the team in doubles with 30, and he has knocked in 37 runs this season.
Lindor is fresh off an all-star appearance and he has 37 extra base hits with 62 RBIs. Mike Napoli is on fire in the second half of the season.
Nap is hitting .266 with 29 home runs and 85 runs batted in. The Indians look to extend their lead in the AL Central.
The Indians have Danny Salazar on the mound Thursday coming off of a stint on the DL. Salazar is currently 11-4 on the season with a 3.38 E.R.A. and 133 strikeouts.
He got knocked around by the Twins in his last start before going on the DL. He pitched in only 2 innings where he gave up 6 earned runs on 6 hits.
Salazar also walked 2 and struck out 3. He looks to get back to his old self here in August.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CHW are 6-15 in their last 21 road games.
- Over is 6-1-2 in CLE last 9 Thu. games.
- CLE are 19-7 in their last 26 Thu. games.
- CLE are 24-9 in their last 33 home games.
- CHW are 8-20 in the last 28 meetings in Cleveland.
Free Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
This Central matchup is huge for playoff implications for the Indians as they look to clinch the Central. Look for Salazar to come back out off the DL and pitch well in this one.
Salazar will shut this mediocre lineup down Thursday. The Indians lineup will do well in this matchup, they are hitting the ball well and Rodon isn’t pitching well.
The Indians lineup will do enough to pick up a win here.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Indians -1.5
Indians in this one, it should be low scoring.
MLB Free Score Prediction: White Sox 2 Cleveland 5
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