Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Betting Preview
Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago vs Cleveland battle on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field as the White Sox try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
Chicago sends Chris Sale out against Justin Masterson for the Indians in this game. Sale is 5-6 with a 2.75 ERA on the season, while Masterson is 9-6 on the year and has a 3.76 ERA.
Chicago was a -140 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 12-ranked White Sox and the American League No. 7-rated Indians in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's American League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Indians offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.8 runs per game in the league. The White Sox have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Indians hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).
Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the American League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 4.9 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.
Cleveland was a 4-3 winner in its last match on the road against the White Sox. They won as -118 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Cleveland got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over Chicago on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field behind starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Baltimore are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few Indians at White Sox trends to consider:
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Chi White Sox's last 18 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland at Kansas City, Tuesday, July 2
Chi White Sox home to Baltimore, Tuesday, July 2