MLB Matchups  >>  Chi White Sox White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians Preview 05/03/2014

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians meet at Progressive Field.

The White Sox will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Scott Carroll in this game. Carroll has a 1-0 record and a 1.23 ERA this season.

The Indians will counter Carroll with Justin Masterson. Righthander Masterson has a 4.84 ERA to go along with a 0-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Indians listed as 162-moneyline favorites versus the White Sox, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 12-5 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -150 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Chicago has lost 3 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Chicago: 14-16 SU
Cleveland: 12-17 SU
CHICAGO MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

CLEVELAND MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After a win are 4-6


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing Chi White Sox
Cleveland is 16-3 SU in their last 19 games when playing Chi White Sox

NEXT UP:
Cleveland home to Chi White Sox, Sunday, May 4