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MLB Pick: Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox

Cleveland Indians Free PickThe Cleveland Indians are in Chicago for the final game of their three game series versus the White Sox. The White Sox have played the Indians well of late winning 5 of the last 6 meetings but before that they had won just 5 of the previous 15 meetings.

Something else worth keeping an eye on in this series is the total and the amount of low scoring games between these two teams over the last few seasons. The under is 24-5 over the last 29 meetings including 14-2 in the last 16 meetings played in Chicago .

Head to Head Trends

Under is 24-5 in the last 29 meetings.
Indians are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings.

Chicago White Sox (-105)

The Chicago White Sox are 4th in the American League Central 16.5 games back of the 1st place Kansas City Royals and they are also 7 games out of a while card spot which is probably a little too far back at this point in the season to have a chance unless they will all 25 of their remaining games which is obviously very very unlikely.

Starting for the White Sox today is Jeff Samardzija who is 9-11 with a 4.87 ERA on the season. Samardzija had a strong start to the season but he has been absolutely horrible the last month or so. Over his last 7 starts he is 1-6 with an 8.33 ERA.

Chicago White Sox Trends

White Sox are 1-6 in Samardzijas last 7 starts.
White Sox are 6-13 in their last 19 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.

Cleveland Indians (-105)

The Cleveland Indians are 3rd in the American League Central 15.5 games out of 1st place and even though they have are playing much better ball of late it’s still just too little too late for them this season. The Indians have thrown the ball pretty well this season although their pitching staff was supposed to be one of the best in the league so they have under performed and so have the Indians bats who have scored just 557 runs this season.

On the hill for the Indians today is Josh Tomlin who is 4-1 with a 2.55 ERA in 5 starts this season. Tomlin has been very impressive this season. Out of his 5 starts 4 have been quality starts including a complete game 4 hitter in his last outing.

Cleveland Indians Trends

Indians are 9-4 in their last 13 overall.
Indians are 4-0 in Tomlins last 4 starts.


I like the Cleveland Indians over the White Sox in this one. Both teams are hitting much better of late but I think the Indians have the advantage with Tomlin over Samardija.

Free Pick: Cleveland Indians -105 at 


Dean kicks ass at giving simple easy to read sports picks and includes the recent stats on both teams. He specializes in NHL and MLB, but also does NBA and Golf picks.

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