The Chicago Cubs will head across town to Guaranteed Rate Field to take on the Chicago White Sox. NBC Sports Chicago will showcase this interleague matchup and the first pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET.
Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox Odds
the White Sox (+150) are coming into this one as the underdog to The Cubs (-160) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this day game at nine runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total stand at -120 for the under and +100 for the over. You can also bet on the game’s runline with the current odds sitting at -110 for the Cubs -1.5 runs and -110 for the White Sox +1.5.
The Cubs have gone 89-63 SU this year and are 75-77 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t moved the needle much this year, gaining 3.5 units for moneyline gamblers, despite having lost 2.0 units ATS. The White Sox, on the other hand, are 60-92 SU and 77-74 ATS. The team’s lost 16.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.9 units ATS.
White Sox games have had an over/under record of 70-73-8 in 2018. The Cubs have been a good under bet with a total record of 67-82-3.
Jose Quintana will get the nod for the visiting Cubs. The southpaw Quintana is 13-10 with a 3.95 ERA and 142 strikeouts. He has yet to face the White Sox this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The White Sox are going with righty Reynaldo Lopez (6-9, 4.05 ERA), who has 138 strikeouts and 70 walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.29. Lopez did not record a start against the Cubs in 2017.
the Cubs’ pitching staff allowed 3.9 runs per game and their starters own a 3.89 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 7.84 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.30, along with a K/9 of 8.62.
The Cubs offense has slashed .259/.337/.413 on its way to 4.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 2.9 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).
Second baseman Javier Baez and first baseman Anthony Rizzo continue to lead Chicago’s hitters. Baez is hitting .294/.329/.569 with 33 home runs, 107 RBIs, 96 runs and 21 stolen bases, while Rizzo is hitting .276 with 24 homers, 95 RBIs and 68 runs scored.
For the home team, the White Sox’ pitchers have yielded 5.2 runs per game overall this season. Their starters have a 4.91 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 6.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.48 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 9.7 K/9.
The Chicago offense is putting up 4.1 runs per contest, including 3.3 per game over its last 10 games and 3.0 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .219/.289/.388 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.
Third baseman Yolmer Sanchez and first baseman Jose Abreu have led the White Sox batters this year. Sanchez is hitting .248/.315/.381 with eight home runs, 52 RBIs, 57 runs and 14 stolen bases, while Abreu’s line sits at .265/.325/.473 with 22 homers, 78 RBIs and 68 runs scored.
The Cubs have gained 0.7 units and are 58-60 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 51 of those games, compared to 64 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 5.4 units and are 20-18 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 16 of those games, as opposed to 21 which went under the total.
Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Cubs, ATS Winner – Cubs, O/U – OVER
The under has cashed in three of Chicago’s last seven games.
The Chicago defense has allowed six errors over its last five games, compared to three errors for Chicago over its last five.
The Cubs have hit six home runs in their last 10 games, including four over their last five.
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