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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians meet at Progressive Field.
The White Sox will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Chris Sale in this game. Sale has a 1-0 record and a 1.84 ERA this season.
The Indians will counter Sale with Zach McAllister. Righthander McAllister has a 3.00 ERA to go along with a 0-1 record this season.
Chicago lost its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Indians on April 12. Bettors who backed the Indians at -138 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Chicago has lost 4 straight games.
Chicago: 4-6 SU
Cleveland: 4-5 SU
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 11 games when playing Cleveland
Chi White Sox are 16-7 SU in their last 23 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chi White Sox's last 18 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games when playing Chi White Sox
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
Cleveland is 4-8 SU in their last 12 games when playing Chi White Sox
Cleveland home to Chi White Sox, Sunday, April 14