|Under 7.5 (-105) @ caesars|
#965/966 ASA TOP PLAY ON 10* Under 7.5 Runs – Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians, Thursday at 2:10 PM ET – The Indians were no-hit by the White Sox yesterday which means the Chicago bullpen has fresh arms for this one. That is good news for the White Sox and also there are no issues with a Cleveland bullpen that has been solid early this season with a 2.76 ERA. Neither bullpen may be needed much in this one anyway! Chicago's Lance Lynn allowed 3 earned runs or less in 11 of his 13 starts last season and he enters this start off a complete game shutout of the Royals in which he fanned 11 batters! Lynn should have no trouble with an Indians team that is again one of the worst hitting teams in the majors early this season. What is a surprise is that the slugging White Sox are also struggling with power and their slugging percentage is in the bottom third of the majors so far. Facing Aaron Civale will not help as he has been spectacular early this season with a 2-0 record, 2.45 ERA and holding hitters to a .111 batting average. Adding to the value here is that it is a chilly mid-April afternoon in Chicago and certainly it is not yet hitting weather here in the Midwest! The result, based on all of the above is a well-pitched affair in this one in which the hurlers dominate. We expect this one to get to no more than 5 or 6 runs at best. The White Sox had 4 straight unders before yesterday's under and the Indians had seen 8 of their 10 games stay under the total before yesterday's game went over the total despite them being no-hit. Take the UNDER.