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Indians open as moneyline underdog vs White Sox

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

Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Odds

26-13TEAM RECORD18-25

Baseball bettors look for value at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday as host Chicago battles the Cleveland Indians in baseball odds action.

Chicago hands the ball to starter Jake Peavy in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. Cleveland counters with Justin Masterson, who will try to quiet the fans and the White Sox bats at the same time.

View Cleveland vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago opened as -115 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The White Sox - Indians odds would favor the Indians if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 9 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Cleveland is at No. 5 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 11 ranked American League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Indians defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the American League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The White Sox have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, less than the Indians have managed so far this season (9.4 hits on average).

Defensively, Cleveland features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.3 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the American League at home, scoring 3.4 runs per game.

Cleveland won its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Royals on May 17. Bettors who backed the Indians at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland rolled to a 7-3 win against Kansas City on Tuesday, as Carlos Carrasco and the Indians' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

The White Sox were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -139 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over Texas on Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field behind starter John Danks.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

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 12 of Cleveland's last 16 games when playing Chi White Sox
Cleveland is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games at home
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chi White Sox's last 16 games when playing Cleveland
Chi White Sox are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Chi White Sox, Thursday, May 19