Chicago White Sox host Miami Marlins in baseball action
Miami Marlins vs Chicago White Sox Odds
Inter-league play resumes on Saturday as the White Sox take on the Marlins at U.S. Cellular Field in a key battle on the odds menu.
For the White Sox, Jake Peavy gets the ball, charged with keeping the Marlins hitters off the base paths. He'll face Ricky Nolasco, 3-5 on the year.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the White Sox as -200 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 11-ranked White Sox and the National League No. 15-rated Marlins in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's American League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.7 runs per game, against a Marlins offense rated No. 15 and scoring 2.7 runs per game in the league. The White Sox have averaged 8.1 hits per game to date this season, more than the Marlins hitters have managed (7.3 per nine innings).
Chicago owns the American League's No. 4 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Miami's National League No. 11-rated defense.
The Marlins were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -170 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Miami lost in extra innings against the White Sox on Friday as Chicago edged them 4-3 at U.S. Cellular Field.
Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-2
After a loss are 2-8
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Miami are 3-6
After a win are 4-6
A few Marlins at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games
Miami is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
Miami is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
Chi White Sox are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games at home
Miami at Chi White Sox, Sunday, May 26