August 10, 2018
There is one pick tonight.
Take Chicago White Sox (+145) on the ML against Cleveland Indians risking 3% to win 4.35%.
(Rodon and Bieber must start for wager to have action)
This is a favorable spot for the White Sox to knock off the Cleveland Indians tonight. Chicago, despite their lackluster season, should enjoy a significant edge on the mound tonight as Shane Bieber squares off against Carlos Rodon.
Carlos Rodon has been one of the few bright spots for the White Sox this year, even though his overall record fails to do him justice. He is 3-3 with a 2.94 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 10 starts, including going 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA and 0.82 WHIP in 4 home starts. He has been a tough-luck loser most of the times he has taken the mound, despite pitching well, but we believe the White Sox bats will show him some much needed run support against Bieber. Rodon has also had some success at keeping the Indians lineup in check, going Rodon is 4-2 with a 2.55 ERA in 11 career starts against Cleveland.
Bieber has been somewhat on the opposite side of the spectrum to that of Rodon. Despite pitching rather poorly, he has managed to compile a visually impressive 6-2 overall record. While that does look nice, he has a season ERA of 4.58 which shows he has been the beneficiary of a ton of run support. Over his last 3 starts, his ERA has ballooned up to a 7.90 and WHIP of 1.683. Against a pitcher like Rodon, we're not sure the Tribe will be able to score enough runs tonight to mask the mistakes of Bieber on the mound.
The White Sox also had yesterday off, while the Indians played an extremely tough game and came away with a walk-off win against the Twins. The situation is primed for the White Sox to pull off the upset tonight and there is quite a bit of value in backing them.
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