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Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Betting Preview

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

Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Odds

70-70TEAM RECORD71-70

Chicago will look to improve on its 71-70 record when take on Cleveland, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Thursday.

It's a pitching duel between Gavin Floyd for the White Sox (12-9 on the year) and David Huff for Cleveland (2-3 so far).

View Cleveland vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Indians listed as underdogs of +-155 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the White Sox at No. 6 in the American League and the Indians at No. 11 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 12-rated American League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Indians defense that ranks No. 9 in the American League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The White Sox have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, more than Indians batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).

Cleveland brings the American League's No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the White Sox's league No. 5-ranked defense.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were an 8-6 loser as they battled the Tigers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -168 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-6 to Detroit on Wednesday at Progressive Field.

Chicago was a 5-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Twins. They lost as -140 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago suffered a 5-4 loss against Minnesota on Wednesday, as John Danks wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Target Field.

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

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Indians at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Chi White Sox are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games when playing Cleveland
Chi White Sox are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Chi White Sox, Friday, September 9