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Baseball odds preview - Chicago vs. Philadelphia

Chicago White SoxPhiladelphia Phillies
July 12, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Chicago White Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

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The Chicago White Sox will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Phillies in Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park on Friday in baseball action.

John Danks, with a record of 2-6 on the season, gets the ball for the White Sox, while the Phillies trot Jonathan Pettibone to the mound in this one. He is 5-3 so far in 2013.

View Chi White Sox vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Phillies in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -141 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Phillies) and the No. 12 (White Sox) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting White Sox rank No. 10 in the American League at 8.5 hits per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 7 ranking in that category.

Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's American League No. 8-rated defense.

In their last action, Chicago was a 6-3 winner on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Chicago at +141 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The White Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers 6-3 on Thursday at Comerica Park.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 3-1 winner at home against the Nationals. Bettors on Philadelphia at +127 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Phillies enjoyed a 3-1 victory at the expense of the Nationals on Thursday, with Kyle Kendrick throwing 7 innings of 5-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few White Sox at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi White Sox's last 12 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Philadelphia, Saturday, July 13