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Atlanta Braves vs Chicago White Sox Odds
The White Sox will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Saturday, as the Atlanta Braves visit in inter-league play at U.S. Cellular Field.
Paul Maholm gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Braves on this day; he's 9-8 on the season. The White Sox, meanwhile, will counter with Jake Peavy, who will be looking to improve on his 6-4 mark.
The Braves were listed as -106 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday over at .
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the White Sox rated this week at No. 12 and the Braves sitting at No. 7.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 10 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.5 per game. By contrast, the Braves are rated No. 9 in the same category at 8.4 per game.
Chicago owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Atlanta's National League No. 2-rated defense.
The Braves were a 6-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -113 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Atlanta looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the White Sox, a 6-4 final on Friday in support of Tim Hudson at U.S. Cellular Field.
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-4
After a win are 4-6
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 6-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Braves at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Atlanta's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 9 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games
Atlanta at Chi White Sox, Sunday, July 21