White Sox visit Cleveland Indians in MLB clash
Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Odds
The Cleveland Indians will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Chicago White Sox invade Progressive Field on Tuesday.
Jake Peavy, with a record of 8-4 on the season, gets the ball for the White Sox, while the Indians trot Scott Kazmir to the mound in this one. He is 6-4 so far in 2013.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Indians as -147 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Indians rated this week at No. 5 and the White Sox sitting at No. 12.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting White Sox rank No. 10 in the American League at 8.5 hits per game. That compares with Cleveland’s No. 8 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cleveland has the American League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the American League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -158 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Indians, who beat them 3-2 on Monday behind a start from Zach McAllister at Progressive Field.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Cleveland are 0-10
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
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 8 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Chi White Sox are 2-4 SU in their last 6 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
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 10 games
Chi White Sox at Cleveland, Wednesday, July 31