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2021 MLB Handicapping
(12-13) Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox (15-11)
Date: Sunday, May 2nd, 2021
Time: 2:10 PM ET
Venue: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Zach Plesac (CLE) vs. Lucas Giolito (CWS)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians +120 | White Sox -140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Indians +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
The Cleveland Indians will wrap up their 3 game series against AL Central rival Chicago White Sox Sunday afternoon. These teams just played in Chicago for a 4 game stand between May 12th-15th. The teams split the series but Chicago outscored Cleveland 14-9.
The Indians won the first game on Friday by a score of 5-3. Shane Bieber (3-2), the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner struck out 11, setting a major league of striking out at least 8 in his 18th straight game, breaking a tie for the mark set by Hall of Famer Randy Johnson in 1999-2000.
On Saturday, the White Sox bounced back with a 7-3 victory thanks to a 5 run 2nd inning. Tim Anderson hit a grand slam and Leury García drove in three runs from the No. 9 spot in the lineup for Chicago.
The White Sox sit 2nd in the AL Central at 15-11 behind Kansas City meanwhile Cleveland sits in 3rd at 12-13.
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For the White Sox, they fell 5-2 to the Tigers on Tuesday, then had a rainout on Wednesday. In the Thursday doubleheader, Chicago fell in the first game 5-2 but rebounded with a 3-1 victory in the nightcap.
For the Saturday starting pitcher job, the Sox will turn to Lucas Giolito. Through this season, Giolito is just 1-2 with a 5.68 ERA. In his 25.1 innings Giolito has struck out 33 batters to only 10 walks and has given up 22 hits.
Cleveland managed a 5-3 victory over the Twins on Monday, then followed that up with a 7-4 win on Tuesday. In the Wednesday game the Indians failed to complete the sweep with a 10-2 loss.
For the starting pitcher role on Sunday, the Indians will send out Zach Plesac. The righthander is just 1-3 on the season with a poor 5.81 ERA. In his 26.1 innings Plesac has only struck out 18 batters but given up just 3 walks while allowing 28 hits.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 12-13 overall
- Indians are 5-7 on the road
- White Sox are 15-11 overall
- White Sox are 9-5 at home
Free Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
This inter-divisional matchup will wrap up for a Sunday day game from the Windy City. The teams have split the series so far with the White Sox holding a 10-8 run advantage.
It is no where near the pitching matchup we saw Friday between Bieber and Keuchel as Plesac and Giolito both boast losing records with ERA’s in the high 5 region.
That being said Chicago won connivingly Saturday and I see them winning the series with a good showing on Sunday.
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