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Indians face Chicago White Sox: MLB odds preview and stats

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Sep 11, 2:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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U.S. Cellular Field hosts an MLB battle between the Chicago White Sox and the visiting Cleveland Indians on Sunday.

The White Sox will rely on Zach Stewart to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Ubaldo Jimenez will be his counterpart for the Indians. Zach Stewart is 2-3 this season, and Ubaldo Jimenez is 8-11.

View Cleveland vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-135 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 11-rated Indians taking on the American League's No. 6-rated White Sox in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 12-rated American League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Indians defense that ranks No. 10 in the American League at 4.5 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).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 7-3 loser as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -145 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland lost in extra innings against the White Sox on Saturday as Chicago edged them 7-3 at U.S. Cellular Field.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Indians at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
Chi White Sox are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games at home
Chi White Sox are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Texas, Tuesday, September 13
Chi White Sox home to Detroit, Monday, September 12