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White Sox visit Cleveland Indians in MLB clash

Chicago White Sox

Cleveland Indians
62-94 September 24, 2013, 07:05 PM | Progressive Field 86-70

Cleveland will look to improve on its 86-70 record when take on Chicago, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Tuesday.

The Indians will turn to Ubaldo Jimenez and his 12-9 record as they look for a win in this one, while the White Sox send Hector Santiago (4-9) to the hill.

View Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Odds and Stats.

Cleveland was a -215 moneyline Favorite earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Indians at No. 4 and the White Sox at No. 29 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Chicago was a 3-2 winner at home against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Chicago at -143 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Toronto on Monday at U.S. Cellular Field behind starter Jose Quintana.

Cleveland won its last outing, a 9-2 result against the Astros on September 22. Bettors who backed the Indians at -256 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland rolled to a 9-2 win against Houston on Sunday, as Corey Kluber and the Indians' bats led the team to victory at Progressive Field.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 7-rated offense, averaging 4.52 runs per game, against a White Sox defense that ranks No. 23 at 4.44 in runs allowed per game. The Indians have averaged 8.51 hits per game so far, less than White Sox batters have averaged on the year (8.61 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cleveland has the No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the No. 23 mark in runs allowed.

A few White Sox at Indians trends to consider:
Chi White Sox is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games
Chi White Sox is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Chi White Sox is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chicago at Cleveland, Wednesday, September 25th