Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Indians vs White Sox MLB Odds

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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Wednesday when the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox meet at U.S. Cellular Field.
The Indians will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Justin Masterson in this game. Masterson has a 5-1 record and a 2.73 ERA this season.
The White Sox will counter Masterson with Jake Peavy. Righthander Peavy has a 6.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Indians listed as 105-moneyline favorites versus the White Sox, while the game's total is sitting at 8½.
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.
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.
Current streak:
Cleveland has won 3 straight games.
Team records:
Cleveland: 26-13 SU
Chicago: 18-25 SU
Cleveland most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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:
Chi White Sox home to Cleveland, Thursday, May 19


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