Indians face Chicago White Sox: MLB odds preview and stats
Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Odds
The Chicago White Sox host Cleveland on Friday, looking to build on their 32-43 mark against the 40-38 Indians in MLB betting action at U.S. Cellular Field.
The White Sox will turn to Hector Santiago and his 3-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Indians send Trevor Bauer (1-2) to the hill.
This game matches up the No. 12 (White Sox) and the No. 7 (Indians) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 14 ranked American League offense (3.7 runs per game) against a Indians defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the American League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The White Sox have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, less than the Indians have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).
Cleveland brings the American League's No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the White Sox's league No. 7-ranked defense.
Cleveland lost its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Orioles on June 27. Bettors who backed the Orioles at -138 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland looks to rebound from a loss to the Orioles, who beat them 7-3 on Thursday behind a start from Miguel Gonzalez at Camden Yards.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Mets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at +113 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Shaun Marcum shut down the White Sox in their last game, striking out 2 in a 3-0 shutout over Chicago in baseball action at U.S. Cellular Field.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 2-8
After playing NY Mets are 3-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Indians at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Cleveland's last 15 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chi White Sox's last 15 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Chi White Sox are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home
Cleveland at Chi White Sox, Friday, June 28