The Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox are set to wrap up a three-game series at Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday night. Each team has picked up a win so far in the series, and this will be the rubber game. Making things even more exciting, the game has been moved to national television on ESPN due to the Cubs-Cardinals series getting postponed.
Cleveland enters this game with an overall record of 9-7, and they sit in third place in the American League Central. The Chicago White Sox are 8-7 and find themselves in fourth place.
The Cleveland Indians are -136 in the series finale, and the Chicago White Sox are +115.
Indians Odds: Cleveland Looking For Offense
The Cleveland Indians have scored just 54 runs this season, which puts them in the bottom third in the league. Cleveland is hitting just .196 as a team, which is the worst batting average in baseball.
Third baseman Jose Ramirez has blasted a team-high four home runs this season and he is capable of carrying the offense, and obviously with the stats above, they need all the help they can get. Cleveland scored seven runs on Saturday so maybe this is the start of their offense finally breaking out of its slump.
Shane Bieber is on the mound for the Indians in this game, and he is one of the top pitchers in the league. Bieber is 3-0 with a 0.83 ERA so far this season and will look to stay hot.
White Sox Odds: White Sox Can Slug
The Chicago White Sox are hitting .266 as a team so far this season, despite having several young players in the lineup. Chicago has scored 65 runs, which ranks just outside of the top 10 in MLB.
Leury Garcia has been one of the biggest contributors on offense so far this season, tying for the team lead with three home runs and eight runs batted in.
Lucas Giolito will take the ball for Chicago in the series finale, and he is the ace of the White Sox staff although he is running hot and cold thus far in 2020. Giolito is just 1-1 with a 5.17 ERA this season, but he can be one of the best pitchers in the American League when he is on.
<H2 Betting Pick for Indians vs. White Sox
The pitching matchup in this game favors the Cleveland Indians in a major way, which will likely play a huge role in deciding this one. Bieber has been terrific for the Indians this season, and he has all the tools to shut down this powerful White Sox lineup.
Chicago can score a ton of runs, but Bieber is an entirely different animal who has the ability to feast on the young and aggressive White Sox lineup. The White Sox will struggle to score once again on Sunday, and it will allow the Indians to win the series.
Bet the Cleveland Indians -136 over the Chicago White Sox in the series finale.