AL Central Preview: Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox

by Dirty on September 8, 2011

Betting on Indians Baseball The Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Indians will trot David Huff out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Huff has a 2-3 record and a 2.81 ERA this season.

The White Sox will counter Huff with Gavin Floyd. Righthander Floyd has a 4.42 ERA to go along with a 12-9 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the White Sox listed as 150-moneyline favorites versus the Indians, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were an 8-6 loser as they battled the Tigers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -168 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Chicago was a 5-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Twins. They lost as -140 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Cleveland has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Cleveland: 70-70 SU
Chicago: 71-70 SU

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox’s last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Chi White Sox are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games when playing Cleveland
Chi White Sox are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Chi White Sox home to Cleveland, Friday, September 9

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