White Sox vs Indians Baseball Game Preview
Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Odds
The visiting White Sox hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at Progressive Field against the Cleveland Indians.
Cleveland hands the ball to starter Zach McAllister in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Philip Humber, who will try to quiet the fans and the Indians bats at the same time.
Sportsbooks had installed the Indians as -105 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.
This game puts the Indians, most recently No. 12 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the White Sox, who rate an American League No. 5 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cleveland owns the No. 7 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.3 per game. By contrast, the White Sox are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.1 per game.
Chicago brings the American League's No. 4-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians' league No. 10-ranked defense.
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.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
A few White Sox at Indians trends to consider:
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games at home
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Cleveland's last 17 games
Chi White Sox at Cleveland, Monday, May 7