free pick Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox 4-8-10

April 8, 2010


The division rival Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox are set to renew hostilities on Thursday when they meet at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Indians will give the ball to starter Justin Masterson in this one. Righthander Masterson is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.

The White Sox will counter Masterson with Gavin Floyd. Righthander Floyd has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the White Sox listed as 135-moneyline favorites versus the Indians, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

The Cleveland rallied with three runs in the fourth inning, as they defeated the White Sox 5-3 on Wednesday. The Indians won that game as +135 underdogs, while the eight runs went as a PUSH against the posted over/under (8).

Matt LaPorta went 2-for-4 at the plate with one RBI for the Indians. Fausto Carmona allowed just one hit and three runs in six innings for the win, and Chris Perez closed out the game for the save.

Paul Konerko had a two-run homer and drove in all three runs for the White Sox, who were favored at -155. Randy Williams surrendered the winning run and was tagged with the loss.

Team records:
Cleveland: 1-1 SU
Chicago: 1-1 SU

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 2-8
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Cleveland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Cleveland is 1-16 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
Chi White Sox are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games at home
Chi White Sox are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Detroit, Friday, April 9
Chi White Sox home to Minnesota, Friday, April 9

Free Pick : White Sox  -127

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