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2021 MLB Handicapping
(50-49) Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox (60-42)
Date: Friday, July 30th, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL
Projected Pitchers: J.C. Mejia (CLE) vs. Lance Lynn (CHI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians +145 White Sox -192
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Indians +1.5, White Sox -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Indians will be in Chicago to take on the White Sox for game 1 Friday at 8:10 ET.
Jean Carlos Mejia is going for the Indians and Lance Lynn gets the start for the White Sox.
The last time these teams met the Indians won 2 out of 3 games.
The Indians have played decent baseball so far this year. They have won 2 of their last 3 games.
They are in 2nd place of the American League Central with a record of 50-49. The White Sox lead them by 8.5 games.
Cleveland beat the Cardinals on Wednesday 7-2.
Zach Plesac went 5 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Wednesday.
Jean Carlos Mejia has not been great this year. He is 1-6 with a 7.52 ERA. His last start was on Saturday against the Rays where he went 6 innings and allowed 5 earned runs. Tampa Bay won that game 8-2.
Shane Bieber and Aaron Civale are still hurt which are 2 big losses for this staff. They have really been struggling without those guys. The club has an ERA of 4.46 which is 19th best in baseball.
Their offense has done a good job for most of the year. They are scoring 4.28 runs per game which is 19th best in baseball. Some key bats in their lineup are Jose Ramirez and Franmil Reyes.
The Tribe have hit 125 home runs which is 16th best in baseball.
Chicago White Sox
Overall, the White Sox have had a good season, but they have not played great lately. They have lost 4 of their last 6 games.
They still remain 1st in the American League Central with a record of 60-42.
Chicago lost to the Royals on Wednesday 3-2. Game 4 of that series is Thursday at 2:10 ET.
Lucas Giolito was very good on Wednesday. The right hander tossed 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run.
Lance Lynn has been the best pitcher on the Sox and frankly, one of the best in baseball. He is 10-3 with a 1.97 ERA. His last start was against the Brewers on Sunday where he went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run. Chicago won that game 3-1.
Pitching has been very strong for this team all year long. They have an ERA of 3.58 which is 7th best in baseball.
Their offense has been held in check during this series. Overall, they have been good though. The team is scoring 4.94 runs per game which is 5th best in baseball. Tim Anderson, Yoan Moncada, and Jose Abreu are some key bats in their order.
The southsiders have blasted 108 home runs which is 25th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 3-8 in their last 11 road games.
- Indians are 5-14 in their last 19 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Indians are 2-10 in their last 12 Friday games.
- Indians are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series.
- White Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- White Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- White Sox are 9-3 in their last 12 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- White Sox are 51-21 in their last 72 home games.
Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction:
The White Sox have to start playing better than they have been. Even though there is no immediate threat in their division, it would help if they played better against teams they should be beating. I look for them to play well in this game.
Chicago is the better team here and I expect them to show that on Friday. I have very little confidence backing the Indians in this one.
I believe Lance Lynn will continue his good pitching and for the Sox to hit around Mejia.
I will lay the run line with the White Sox here.
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