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White Sox open as moneyline underdog vs Indians

Chicago White SoxCleveland Indians
Sep 22, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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The Cleveland Indians will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Chicago White Sox invade Progressive Field on Thursday.

Philip Humber, with a record of 9-8 on the season, gets the ball for the White Sox, while the Indians trot Jeanmar Gomez to the mound in this one. He is 4-2 so far in 2011.

View Chi White Sox vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Indians as -125 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.

Power Rankings:
The Indians sit at No. 12 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the White Sox sit at an American League No. 6 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 8-rated American League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a White Sox defense that ranks No. 7 in the American League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Indians have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, less than White Sox batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).

Chicago brings the American League's No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians' league No. 10-ranked defense.

Last time out for Chicago, they were an 8-4 winner as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at +145 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago got the job done in their last match in an 8-4 victory over Cleveland on Wednesday at Progressive Field behind starter Mark Buehrle.

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

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few White Sox at Indians trends to consider:
Chi White Sox are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chi White Sox's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Cleveland's last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox home to Kansas City, Friday, September 23
Cleveland home to Minnesota, Friday, September 23

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