MLB betting line favors White Sox over Indians
Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Odds
The Chicago White Sox host Cleveland on Monday, looking to build on their 7-11 mark against the 7-10 Indians in MLB betting action at U.S. Cellular Field.
Chicago hands the ball to starter Dylan Axelrod in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-1 mark on the year. Cleveland counters with Justin Masterson, who will try to quiet the fans and the White Sox bats at the same time.
The visitors were -105 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 9-ranked White Sox and the American League No. 8-rated Indians in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 12 ranking for hits in the American League at 7.7 per game. By contrast, the Indians are rated No. 6 in the same category at 8.9 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 Indians own the American League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.
The Indians were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland got the job done in their last match in a 5-4 victory over Houston on Sunday at Minute Maid Park behind starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Chicago lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Twins on April 21. Bettors who backed the Twins at +135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Twins, who beat them 5-3 on Sunday behind a start from Scott Diamond at U.S. Cellular Field.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7
A few Indians at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Cleveland's last 13 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi White Sox's last 13 games when playing Cleveland
Chi White Sox are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Cleveland at Chi White Sox, Tuesday, April 23