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MLB Game Preview - White Sox underdogs vs Indians at Cleveland

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Sep 21, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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The Chicago White Sox will look to grab a road win when they take on the Indians in Cleveland at Progressive Field on Wednesday in baseball odds action.

Cleveland hands the ball to starter Ubaldo Jimenez in this one and he'll try to improve on his 10-11 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Mark Buehrle, who will try to quiet the fans and the Indians bats at the same time.

View Chi White Sox vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Cleveland sat as -145 favorites. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Indians sit at No. 12 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the White Sox sit at an American League No. 6 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cleveland's American League No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.3 runs per game, against a White Sox offense rated No. 11 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Indians have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the White Sox hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

Defensively, Chicago features the American League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the American League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

Chicago won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Indians on September 20. Bettors who backed the White Sox at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Chicago rolled to a 5-4 win against Cleveland on Tuesday, as Dylan Axelrod and the White Sox' bats led the team to victory at Progressive Field.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few White Sox at Indians trends to consider:
Chi White Sox are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chi White Sox's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Cleveland's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Cleveland, Thursday, September 22

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