Publish Date: 31/07/2021
Fact checked by: Drew the DFS Guy
We are glad to see you back at CaptainGambling, your destination for the best games’ statistics, guides, and predictions.
Our team of gambling experts has had a busy week trying to get everything ready for you. We looked at how various teams have been playing recently and combined that with other vital stats to prepare the best MLB tip for the week. And up next, you will find your MLB tip for the week.
This week we will focus on a match between two teams that have been performing almost at par in the recent past - the White Sox vs. the Indians, which is set to go down on August 1 at the Guaranteed Rate Field (Chicago), home to the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox are at position seven with a winning percentage (Pct) of 0.583, while the Indians are at position 15 with a winning percentage (Pct) of 0.505.
The White Sox have been one of the best teams this season. They have a fantastic record of 60 wins from 103 matches. Looking at White Sox's last ten games, it has managed to win just four matches, which doesn’t quite reflect the team’s quality this season.
All four games have been by a margin of 2 or more runs. The White Sox also tend to lose with two or more runs in cases where they lose. They have lost four of their ten most recent games by a margin of 3 or more runs.
The Indians have been one of the most unpredictable teams this season. They manage to outdo some of the best teams at their best, as seen recently when they beat the Tampa Ray 3 - 2. At their worst, it’s the complete opposite. They are at position 15 in the MLB rankings, having won 50 of their 99 matches. They have got a winning percentage (Pct) of 0.505. These stats clearly show that they’ll walk into this clash with equal chances of winning.
These teams have met 11 times (in the MLB) in 2021, with the White Sox managing to emerge, winners five times. The total runs have been 8+ in four of those matches. In nine matches, either team has won or lost by a margin of 2 or more runs.
These two teams show balance when facing each other. The White Sox, who have home advantage, lost 5 - 0 and 3 - 2 to the Kansas City Royals in the last two fixtures. For the Indians, they won 7 - 2 and lost 2 - 4 to the Cardinals.
For this clash, it’s almost impossible to say with certainty which team will win. However, looking at White Sox’s last ten fixtures, eight have ended with under 8.5 runs. For the Indians, four out of ten of their most recent games have been under 8.5 runs. Considering the home advantage that the White Sox has, we tip it to win.
Both teams will come aiming to win this clash. Although the White Sox rank better, there’s no sure underdog here, and both teams have shown almost the same consistency and they rank fairly in the MLB. So this will be a very fierce clash.
However, the White Sox has the home advantage. Looking at all these stats, we tip the White Sox to win. To add a little bit more twist to the bet, you can add under 8.5 runs. We realized that BetMGM offers great odds for this match; A win for the White Sox has -222, total under 8.5 has -115 and spread (-1.5) has -110.