The Chicago Cubs have been tagged with a loss on the baseball betting lines at the sportsbooks in five of their last seven games against the Chicago White Sox as those clubs get set to open an interleague series at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday.
Kyle Hendricks (6-5, 3.73 ERA) will get the ball on the road for the Cubs in Friday’s matchup; the Cubs have gone 3-0 in his last three outings. Jeff Samardzija (8-7, 4.62 ERA) will head to the hill for the White Sox at home in Friday’s opener.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Chicago White Sox as -105 moneyline in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as Bodog.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.7-4.5 result in favor of the White Sox. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Chicago Cubs vs Chicago White Sox Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
54-58 Chicago battles the Cubs, currently with a 65-48 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Chicago injuries news.
The Odds – VSB
MLB Power Rankings have the Chicago White Sox at No. 10 and the Chicago Cubs at No. 5 heading into this contest.
On offense, it’s a battle between the Chicago White Sox and its No. 24-rated batting order, averaging 3.77 runs per nine innings, against the No. 20 line up of the Chicago Cubs at 3.98 runs per outing.
Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.89 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Chicago hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory – a 10-strikeout performance from J Lester – will prevail again after their 9-2 victory against Milwaukee at Wrigley Field.
Chicago needed extra innings to get the job done against the Angels on Wednesday as the White Sox defeated them 3-2 at U.S. Cellular Field.
- Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs’s last 8 games
- Chi Cubs is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 13 of Chi White Sox’s last 16 games
- Chi White Sox is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi White Sox’s last 9 games at home
- Chi White Sox is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago at Chicago, Saturday, August 15th