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Struggling Pitchers Clash In Chicago’s South Side

The Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox open a three-game series at Guaranteed Rate Field Friday with both teams sending struggling pitchers to the mound. Corey Kluber has been nowhere near the Cy Young candidate many expect him to be while Jose Quintana has been struggling with his control so far this season.

Shark Bites
  • Michael Brantley is 13-for-27 with four doubles and six RBIs in his career against Jose Quintana.
  • The Indians are 1-4 SU and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against the White Sox.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the White Sox' last 12 games.

Kluber has been leaving too many balls over the plate and has gotten rocked for it. Through his first three starts, Kluber has surrendered five home runs  (2.5 HRs per nine innings) compared to 22 in 32 starts last season (0.9 HR9). However, maybe facing a White Sox team that is downright awful at the plate could help.

The ChiSox seemed like they were going to deal Quintana over the offseason but the asking price was too steep. It seems as though the ChiSox might have overvalued Quintana, as the lefty has a 6.75 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP through his first three outings. Quintana has been struggling to find the plate with the left-hander already walking nine batters on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Chicago White Sox were listed as 136 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7.5 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.1-2.5 win for the Indians. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Chicago (7-7) will face the 8-7 Indians in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Chicago White Sox at No. 19 and the Cleveland Indians at No. 12 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 23 ranking for hits at 7.29 per game. By contrast, the Cleveland Indians are rated No. 5 in the same category at 8.8 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the No. 21-rated road mark, allowing 4.67 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi White Sox's last 12 games
  • Chi White Sox is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Chi White Sox is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Chicago, Saturday, April 22nd