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May 1, 8:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Cleveland duelling Chicago on Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field.

The match puts starter Ubaldo Jimenez for the Indians on the hill facing Chris Sale for the White Sox. Jimenez brings a 2-1 mark to the game, while Sale is 2-1 to date on the season.

View Cleveland vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The White Sox were listed as -145 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 5 (White Sox) and the No. 12 (Indians) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 12-rated American League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Indians defense that ranks No. 9 in the American League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The White Sox have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, less than Indians batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).

Cleveland brings the American League's No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the White Sox's league No. 3-ranked defense.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Angels at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at +102 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Derek Lowe chucked 7 2/3 shutout innings at the Angels in their last game, striking out 1 in a 4-0 win against Los Angeles in baseball action at Progressive Field.

Chicago was a 4-1 winner in its last match at home against the Red Sox. They won as +108 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. The White Sox enjoyed a 4-1 victory at the expense of the Red Sox on Sunday, with Gavin Floyd throwing 6 2/3 innings of 3-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Indians at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cleveland's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Cleveland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi White Sox's last 15 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Chi White Sox, Wednesday, May 2

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