Cleveland sends Justin Masterson vs Jose Quintana in Indians vs White Sox game
Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Odds
The Cleveland Indians will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Chicago White Sox invade Progressive Field on Friday.
Jose Quintana, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the White Sox, while the Indians trot Justin Masterson to the mound in this one. He is 2-0 so far in 2013.
The Indians - White Sox odds would favor the White Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 10 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 9 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 8-rated American League offense, averaging 4.4 runs per game, against a White Sox defense that ranks No. 6 in the American League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Indians have averaged 8.9 hits per game so far, more than White Sox batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cleveland has the American League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the American League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 7-4 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -142 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The White Sox endured a 7-4 loss at the hands of the Nationals on Thursday, with Dylan Axelrod throwing 3 2/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Nationals Park.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few White Sox at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games when playing Cleveland
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Chi White Sox are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 10 games when playing Chi White Sox
Cleveland is 3-8 SU in their last 11 games when playing Chi White Sox
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Cleveland is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games ,at home
Chi White Sox at Cleveland, Saturday, April 13