Baseball odds preview - Chicago vs. Cleveland
Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Odds
Cleveland will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Chicago White Sox pay a visit to Progressive Field.
For the Indians, Brett Myers gets the ball, charged with keeping the White Sox hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jake Peavy, 1-1 on the year.
This game matches up the No. 10 (Indians) and the No. 9 (White Sox) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 7-rated American League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a White Sox defense that ranks No. 7 in the American League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Indians have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, more than White Sox batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).
Cleveland owns the American League's No. 12 defense, allowing 5.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's American League No. 7-rated defense.
Chicago was a 9-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Indians. They lost as -127 favorites, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago suffered a 9-4 loss against Cleveland on Saturday, as Chris Sale wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Progressive Field.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few White Sox at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi White Sox's last 12 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 16-8 SU in their last 24 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Cleveland's last 12 games when playing Chi White Sox
Cleveland is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox at Toronto, Monday, April 15
Cleveland home to Boston, Tuesday, April 16