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White Sox open as moneyline underdog vs Diamondbacks

Chicago White SoxArizona Diamondbacks
June 17, 9:40 PM | GrassChase Field

Chicago White Sox vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Friday as the Diamondbacks take on the White Sox at Chase Field in a key battle on the odds menu.

Edwin Jackson, with a record of 4-5 on the season, gets the ball for the White Sox, while the Diamondbacks trot Daniel Hudson to the mound in this one. He is 7-5 so far in 2011.

View Chi White Sox vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The White Sox were listed as +-145 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Diamondbacks - White Sox odds would favor the White Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Arizona is rated No. 12 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 7 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona's No. 3 ranked National League offense (4.7 runs per game) against a White Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 in the American League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Diamondbacks have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, less than the White Sox have managed so far this season (8.7 hits on average).

Defensively, Chicago features the American League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the National League at home, scoring 5.1 runs per game.

In their last action, Chicago was a 1-0 loser on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Minnesota at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Nick Blackburn in a losing cause, 1-0, against Minnesota on Thursday.

Arizona was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Giants. They won as -135 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Ian Kennedy blew away 10 San Francisco batter in the Diamondbacks' last start, leading them to a 3-2 win over San Francisco on Thursday at Chase Field.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 1-5
After playing Minnesota are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-2
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few White Sox at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games at home
Arizona is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Arizona is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Arizona, Saturday, June 18