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Moneyline favors Indians in battle with White Sox

Chicago White SoxCleveland Indians
Aug 1, 12:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Odds

40-65TEAM RECORD59-48

The Indians get a visit from the Chicago White Sox in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Chicago puts its faith in starter Chris Sale to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 6-10. Getting the ball for the Indians is Justin Masterson, who owns a 12-7 record on the season with a 3.42 ERA.

View Chi White Sox vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Indians as -144 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Indians) and the No. 12 (White Sox) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland has the American League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 8.7 hits per game. The White Sox average 8.5 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the American League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Chicago was a 6-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Indians. They lost as +145 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. The White Sox got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Cleveland on Wednesday; it was a 6-5 final at Progressive Field in MLB wagering action.

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

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few White Sox at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Chi White Sox are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Detroit, Friday, August 2
Cleveland at Miami, Friday, August 2