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White Sox face Cleveland Indians: MLB odds preview and stats

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July 31, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Chicago duelling Cleveland on Wednesday at Progressive Field.

Cleveland sends Corey Kluber out against Dylan Axelrod for the White Sox in this game. Kluber is 6-5 with a 3.83 ERA on the season, while Axelrod is 3-6 on the year and has a 5.33 ERA.

View Chi White Sox vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Indians as -172 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Indians - White Sox odds would favor the Indians if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 5 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 12 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cleveland owns the No. 9 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.7 per game. By contrast, the White Sox are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.5 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the American League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 7-4 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -188 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-4 to Cleveland on Tuesday at Progressive Field.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 0-10
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 9-1
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few White Sox at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games when playing Cleveland
Chi White Sox are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Cleveland, Thursday, August 1