MLB Preview, Vegas Betting Lines & Predictions on Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs
The Cubs Looks to Continue Dominance against White Sox
The Chicago Cubs will attempt to maintain their winning form and will look to capture their sixth consecutive victory as they ready to resume hostilities with the Chicago White Sox. The two crosstown rivals are scheduled to compete in the finale of their three-games series set to be broadcasted by the MLB network Sunday afternoon at 2:20 p.m. ET and live from the famed Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL.
Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Moneyline: Cubs -265
The Cubs have dominated the rivalry winning the last five games while averaging eight runs during that winning stretch. After routing the White Sox 11-2 in the opener of the series, the Cubs continued their success at the plate scoring on eight occasions in an 8-4 win on Saturday. They have hit 5 homeruns so far in the series. The White Sox, who are in the AL Central 8.5 games behind Cleveland, will look to snap a seven-game losing streak.
The White Sox, who embark on a five-game road trip, enter this affair as a +234 underdog, according to BetDSI Sportsbook, with the total sitting at 8.5 runs. RH Lucas Giolito (1-4, 7.25 ERA) will attempt to recover from an erratic start as he gets the nod for the White Sox while RH Kyle Hendricks (3-2, 3.02 ERA) will look for back-to-back victories as he takes his turn in the finale for the Cubs.
Giolito has struggled of late allowing 18 runs in 18 innings in his last four outings. The 23-year old allowed four runs across seven hits, two walks while striking out three batters in four innings in a no-decision against the Pirates last Wednesday. Gioloto was given a 4 run lead in the first but gave it all back in the second frame. The California native will be facing the Cubs for the first time in his career.
Hendricks has been solid lately posting quality starts in his last three outings winning two of the games. The 28-year old allowed two runs on six hits with no walks and three strikeouts in eight innings in a 14-2 win against the Marlins back on Monday. The Dartmouth product has allowed 3 runs or fewer in all but one of his 7 starts this year. The California native is 0-1 with 3.98 ERA in 4-career starts against the White Sox.
Vegas Beting Pick
Chi. White Sox:
Team record: 9-27 SU
Current Streak: lost 7 straight games.
Chi White Sox is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Chi White Sox is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi White Sox’s last 8 games
Team record: 21-15 SU
Current Streak: won 5 straight games.
Chi Cubs is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games
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