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Miami Marlins vs Chicago White Sox Odds
Inter-league play resumes on Friday as the White Sox take on the Marlins at U.S. Cellular Field in a key battle on the odds menu.
Chicago sends John Danks out against Tom Koehler for the Marlins in this game. Danks is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA on the season, while Koehler is 0-2 on the year and has a 2.45 ERA.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Marlins listed as underdogs of +-200 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the White Sox at No. 11 in the American League and the Marlins at No. 15 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 14 ranking for hits in the American League at 8 per game. By contrast, the Marlins are rated No. 15 in the same category at 7.3 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Marlins own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.
Miami lost its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Phillies on May 22. Bettors who backed the Phillies at -172 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cliff Lee shut down the Marlins in their last game, striking out 5 in a 3-0 shutout over Miami in baseball action at Marlins Park.
The White Sox were a 6-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -142 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. The White Sox were saddled with a loss last time out in Hector Santiago's start, as they lost 6-2 against Boston on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field.
Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 3-6
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 5-4
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Marlins at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
Miami is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games
Miami at Chi White Sox, Saturday, May 25