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Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Betting Preview

Cleveland IndiansChicago White Sox
Aug 18, 8:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Chicago and Cleveland on Thursday, with the host White Sox trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The match puts starter Justin Masterson for the Indians on the hill facing Philip Humber for the White Sox. Masterson brings a 9-7 mark to the game, while Humber is 8-8 to date on the season.

View Cleveland vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago opened as +110 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the White Sox at No. 6 in the American League and the Indians at No. 12 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Chicago and its American League No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 7 lineup of the Indians at 4.3 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 4-1 winner on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Cleveland at +130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Indians grabbed a win last time out, defeating Mark Buehrle and the White Sox 4-1 on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 8-2
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Indians at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Chi White Sox are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Detroit, Friday, August 19
Chi White Sox home to Texas, Friday, August 19