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White Sox Vs Indians: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 5/2/2021

The Chicago White Sox (15-11) host the Cleveland Indians (12-13) at 2:10 PM ET on Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field. The White Sox are favored (-165) to break the 1-1 tie and take the series over the Indians (+143). Chicago’s Lucas Giolito and Cleveland’s Zach Plesac will start this matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 2, 2021, 6:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

White Sox vs Indians Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Giolito (CHW) Pitcher Plesac (CLE)
1 – 2 W/L 1 – 3
25.1 IP 26.1
5.68 ERA 5.81
1.260 WHIP 1.180
11.7 K/9 6.2
3.6 BB/9 1.0

White Sox Probable Starter Lucas Giolito

  • Giolito (1-2) gets the starting nod for the White Sox in his sixth start of the season. He has a 5.68 ERA in 25 1/3 innings pitched, with 33 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent appearance on Wednesday, the right-hander tossed 6 2/3 innings against the Tigers, giving up four earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • He will take the mound against an Indians offense that ranks 29th in the league with 166 total hits (on a.205 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .379 (19th in the league) with 32 total home runs (13th in MLB play).
  • The White Sox have been favored on the moneyline in five of Giolito’s starts this season, and they went 1-4 in those games.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 2, 2021 at 6:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Indians Stats vs Giolito

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Eddie Rosario 31 .258 8 2 3 .324 .872
José Ramírez 21 .238 5 1 3 .333 .762
Roberto Pérez 12 .167 2 0 0 .231 .398
Cesar Hernández 11 .273 3 0 1 .385 .840
Jake Bauers 9 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Amed Rosario 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Josh Naylor 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Jordan Luplow 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Andrés Giménez 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Indians Probable Starter Zach Plesac

  • The Indians will send Plesac (1-3) to the mound for his sixth start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up three earned runs and allowed five hits in 7 2/3 innings pitched against the Twins on Monday.
  • The White Sox rank second in MLB with a .260 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks ninth in the league (.401) and 24 home runs.
  • His team is 1-1 this season when he starts and they’re underdogs on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 2, 2021 at 6:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Stats vs Plesac

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Yoán Moncada 16 .312 5 0 2 .312 .874
Tim Anderson 15 .267 4 2 2 .267 .934
José Abreu 15 .267 4 1 2 .312 .845
Yasmani Grandal 11 .091 1 0 1 .091 .182
Luis Robert 9 .444 4 0 0 .444 1.111
Leury García 8 .375 3 0 1 .444 .944
Adam Eaton 7 .429 3 0 0 .429 .858
Andrew Vaughn 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.000
Nick Madrigal 3 .333 1 0 2 .333 .666
Yermin Mercedes 3 .333 1 1 3 .333 1.666

White Sox Betting Trends

  • The White Sox’s offense is averaging 4.9 runs in home games while scoring 5.5 per game away from Guaranteed Rate Field.
  • The White Sox are the fourth-highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 5.2 runs per game (134 total).
  • The White Sox have won 11 of the 19 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (57.9%).
  • Chicago has a 5-1 record (winning 83.3% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -165 or shorter.
  • Chicago has played in 24 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 12 times (12-12).
  • Chicago has a 6-2 record across the eight games it was moneyline favorites in its last 10 matchups.

Indians Betting Trends

  • The Indians have scored 98 runs (just 3.9 per game) this season, which ranks 27th in MLB.
  • In away games this season, they have scored a total of 41 runs (3.4 per game) while plating 57 total at home, an average of 4.4 per contest.
  • The Indians have entered the game as underdogs 13 times this season and won five, or 38.5%, of those games.
  • Cleveland has played as an underdog of +143 or more once this season and lost that game.
  • Cleveland and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 11 of their 24 opportunities.
  • Cleveland has played as the underdog in eight of its past 10 games and has won three of those contests.

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Yermin Mercedes has a team-best batting average of .384, and paces the White Sox in home runs (five).
  • Mercedes ranks fourth in hits (33), third in AVG (.384), and 12th in OBP (.418) among the qualified hitters in MLB play.
  • Yoan Moncada has three doubles, three home runs and 12 walks while batting .273.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, Moncada ranks outside of the top 20 in hits, average and OBP.
  • Moncada enters this game on a five-game hitting streak. Over that span he is hitting .353 with a double, a home run, two walks and four RBIs.

White Sox Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Abreu 96 .208 12 5 19 .304 .689
Luis Robert 94 .309 11 1 8 .353 .810
Adam Eaton 90 .222 16 3 18 .300 .689
Yoán Moncada 88 .273 11 3 15 .375 .784
Yermin Mercedes 86 .384 10 5 16 .418 1.034
Nick Madrigal 76 .316 16 0 9 .369 .790
Tim Anderson 71 .310 15 4 9 .338 .845
Leury García 61 .213 11 0 10 .238 .500
Yasmani Grandal 55 .127 10 2 9 .333 .606
Andrew Vaughn 47 .255 7 0 1 .364 .726

Indians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez is batting .264 with seven home runs and 15 RBI. All three of those stats are best among Cleveland hitters this season.
  • Ramirez’s 7 HR rank eighth among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Jordan Luplow is a key run producer for Cleveland with a .183 average, six homers and 15 RBI.
  • Luplow ranks 22nd in HR among qualified hitters in the majors.

Indians Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Eddie Rosario 93 .215 10 2 14 .260 .593
César Hernández 91 .176 12 1 4 .286 .528
José Ramírez 91 .264 15 7 15 .330 .879
Josh Naylor 76 .263 7 0 2 .300 .668
Amed Rosario 67 .179 9 2 4 .257 .556
Jordan Luplow 60 .183 9 6 15 .329 .862
Andrés Giménez 58 .190 7 2 4 .242 .604
Roberto Pérez 56 .143 6 3 9 .294 .615
Yu Chang 43 .163 5 0 5 .200 .409
Jake Bauers 40 .200 1 0 2 .256 .506

White Sox vs Indians Player Props

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