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Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Chicago White Sox dueling the Cleveland Indians on Thursday at Progressive Field.

Chicago puts its faith in starter Carlos Rodon to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-8. Getting the ball for the Cleveland Indians is Danny Salazar, who owns a 11-4 record on the season with a 3.30 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Chicago White Sox listed as underdogs of 168 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.4-3.2 win for the Indians. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Indians bring a 68-50 record to the battle against the 57-62 White Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Chicago injuries news.

The Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox odds would favor the Indians if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 10 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 25.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland Indians No. 3-rated offense, averaging 5.08 runs per game, against a Chicago White Sox defense that ranks No. 13 at 4.37 in runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have averaged 9.21 hits per game so far, more than Chicago White Sox batters have averaged on the year (8.62 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Cleveland has the No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

C Carrasco fanned 11 Chicago batters last time out, but Chicago were able to or rally for a 10-7 win on Wednesday at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Chi White Sox is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chi White Sox is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Cleveland
  • Cleveland is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Oakland, Friday, August 19th
Cleveland home to Toronto, Friday, August 19th