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White Sox face Cleveland Indians: MLB odds preview and stats

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May 7, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Odds

13-15TEAM RECORD15-11

Cleveland will look to improve on its 15-11 record when take on Chicago, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Monday.

Chicago puts its faith in starter Eric Stults to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-0. Getting the ball for the Indians is Josh Tomlin, who owns a 1-2 record on the season with a 4.56 ERA.

View Chi White Sox vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Indians in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -140 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 12-ranked Indians and the American League No. 5-rated White Sox in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 7 ranked American League offense (4.5 runs per game) against a White Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 in the American League at 3.8 runs allowed per game. The Indians have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, more than the White Sox have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cleveland has the American League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the American League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Chicago was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Detroit at -166 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-1 to Detroit on Sunday at Comerica Park.

The Indians were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +160 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rangers, a 4-2 final on Sunday in support of Ubaldo Jimenez at Progressive Field.

A few White Sox at Indians trends to consider:
Chi White Sox12-3-1 SU in their last 16 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Chi White Sox are 1-4-1 SU in their last 6 games ,
Chi White Sox are 1-4-1 SU in their last 6 games ,on the road
Cleveland4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games
Cleveland is 2-3-1 SU in their last 6 games ,when playing Chi White Sox
Cleveland is 1-4-1 SU in their last 6 games ,when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Cleveland, Tuesday, May 8

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