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Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Odds
The White Sox get a visit from the Cleveland Indians in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Ubaldo Jimenez, with a record of 11-9 on the season, gets the ball for the Indians, while the White Sox trot Andre Rienzo to the mound in this one. He is 2-1 so far in 2013.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the White Sox as +125 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 6-rated Indians taking on the American League's No. 12-rated White Sox in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 15 ranked American League offense (3.7 runs per game) against a Indians defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 in the American League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The White Sox have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, more than the Indians have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).
Defensively, Cleveland features the American League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the American League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -134 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Indians grabbed a win last time out, defeating Hector Santiago and the White Sox 3-1 on Friday at U.S. Cellular Field.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 0-10
After playing Cleveland are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9
A few Indians at White Sox trends to consider:
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Chi White Sox's last 21 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Cleveland at Chi White Sox, Sunday, September 15