INDIANS vs WHITE SOX *BEST BET*: August 10, 2018
INDIANS TT UNDER 5 -135
The Indians travel to Chicago to wake on the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. While the Indians are obviously the much better team here they have not shown it when playing on the road. They are just 27-27 away from home this season. Their offense is also much worse playing on the road. They average 5.1 runs per game overall which is good enough for the 3rd best mark in the MLB. However, on the road they only average 4.4 runs per contest which puts them in the middle of the pack when it comes to the rest of the league. Even though the Indians are playing well overall right now they have had trouble getting over this 5-run total. In their last 8 games they have only scored more than 5 once.
It looks like the Tribe will have a lot of trouble scoring 5 tonight. They face the difficult challenge of hitting the 5 run mark against White Sox ace Carlos Rodon. Rodon has been a beast for the White Sox this season and looks to be a very key part of their future. He is 3-3 with a 2.94 ERA on the season and he could not be much hotter as of late. In his last 3 starts he has gone 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA. He has been nearly un hittable over this stretch as well. Over the last 21.1 innings he has only given up 10 hits.
If Rodon can continue his success that he has had this season and especially as of late the Indians will have a very hard time getting runs across in this one. Backing the Indians to score less than 5 runs provides tremendous value.