White Sox vs. Indians Odds & Picks: Bet On High Scoring Monday Night

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Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images. Pictured: Pitcher Aaron Civale #43 of the Cleveland Indians

  • BJ Cunningham previews the White Sox vs. Indians, complete with odds and a pick.
  • Find out why he's betting on a high-scoring matchup on Monday night.

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White Sox vs. Indians Betting Odds

White Sox Odds +115
Indians Odds -135
Over/Under 9.5 (-110/-110)
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The White Sox come into Monday’s game after getting smashed by the Twins on Sunday. Reynaldo Lopez couldn’t make it out of the first inning, so the White Sox bullpen is a tad thin coming into Monday’s game. Dylan Cease will need to put in a solid performance to give Chicago’s bullpen a break.

The Indians, as expected, won their opening series against the Royals. Carlos Carrasco put in a solid performance on Sunday, going six innings and giving up only two runs. Since the Indians had a huge lead from the start, they didn’t need to pitch any of their best relievers.

White Sox Preview

Projected Lineup (via Fantasy Labs)

White Sox Probable Starter

Dylan Cease, RHP

Projected Stats (ZIPS) (via Fangraphs)

Pitch Arsenal (via Baseball Savant)

It was rough first year in the show for Dylan Cease. He had some concerning numbers like a 1.55 WHIP, 4.32 BB/9 and 1.85 HR/9. Much of his issues were because of his fastball, which got shelled last season.

Although Cease has a lot of velocity on his fastball, it doesn’t have a lot of movement. Opponents teed off on that lack of movement with a .448 wOBA last season. Cease’s complimentary slider and curveball were successful in 2019, so look for him to incorporate them more into his arsenal to help offset his fastball.

Indians Preview

Projected Lineup (via Fantasy Labs)

The Indians offense finally came alive on Sunday, scoring nine runs on 13 hits. It was a much better offensive performance than their first two games where they were held to just nine hits against Danny Duffy and Brady Singer.

The top of Indians lineup is one of the best in the American League, but as you can see above, their lineup drops off once you get past the five hole. If the Indians are going to win the AL Central, the bottom of their lineup will have to outproduce their projections.

Indians Probable Starter

Aaron Civale, RHP

Projected Stats (ZIPS) (via Fangraphs)

Pitch Arsenal (via Baseball Savant)

Aaron Civale had an interesting first season in the show. He posted a 2.34 ERA in 10 starts, but his xFIP was all the way up to 4.61, indicating he was a tad lucky in 2019. He’s mainly a sinker ball guy, with a nasty wipe out slider. His slider was so good that opponents got just two hits off it in 124 pitches last season.

Civale doesn’t project out very well this season, with an ERA an FIP well over 4. Since we had such a small sample size last season, it’s hard to say if his stellar pitching performances will continue or if he will regress toward the mean.

Bullpens

Chicago’s bullpen pitched 18 1/3 innings in the Twins series. So, it will be coming into this game very thin. Cleveland comes in well-rested after being required to pitch only nine innings. Additionally, the Indians two best relievers, Brad Hand and Adam Cimber, did not have to pitch the last two days.

As you can see from the table above, both starters are not projected to last very long in this game, so the bullpens will most likely be called on early.

Projections and Pick 

With two below average starting pitchers going up against two above average offenses, this game is the perfect recipe for a lot runs. Since I have 10.70 runs projected for this game, I am going to back Over 9.5 runs.

Pick: Over 9.5 runs (-110) [Bet now at DraftKings. CO, NJ, PA, IN and WV only.]

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