Chicago White Sox (9-24) vs Chicago Cubs (18-15 )Date : 05/11/2018
Time : 2:20 PM ET
Location : Wrigley Field
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs
The Cubs will welcome the White Sox as both teams will face off in a 3 games series, the Cubs will be eyeing for another series sweep making it two sweeps in a row.
Chicago White Sox 's Latest Performance :
The White Sox are coming off a lost against the Pirates as they continue to struggle only managed to pick up 9 wins this season so far making them the worst team in the AL Central. They are 29th in pitching with an ERA of 5.23 this season giving up 10 runs in their last game. The team is currently on a 4 game losing streak and things aren’t looking like it is going to get better.
Lucas Giolito gave up 4 runs on seven hits and two walks over just four innings in only 36 pitches. He has only thrown 98 pitches over his four innings of work. This shows you how bad are the White Sox pitching woes are this season his ERA rose up to 7.25. It is very hard for the batters to operate if their pitchers aren’t able to take control of the mound and giving up runs early in the game makes it difficult for the batters to pull out a victory.
Yolmer Sanchez went 3 for 5 as he extended his hitting streak to 6 games. He has only been the most consistent player for the White Sox this year 4 of the 6 games have seen him having multiple hits. He is slashing .306/.344/.463 with 18 RBIs this season. Yolmer is definitely one of the cornerstones for the White Sox in the future as he is giving it all for a franchise who is on the verge of yet another rebuilding season. Castillo notched his 5th homer of the year, it was the catcher’s seventh multi-homer game of his career and now gives him five longballs this season.
Pitching for the White Sox will be Carson Fulmer. He has been up and down in his most recent starts. He tossed seven shutout innings, but in the last start, he struggled through 3 2/3 innings allowing 5 runs (4 earned). It’s his first career start vs. the Cubs. He has an ERA of 5.02 and is 2-2 for the season.
Chicago Cubs's Latest Performance :
The Cubs are coming off a sweep against the Marlins as their batting has picked up in the last few games scoring 18 runs in two games. They should be able to carry these impressive hitting performances into the series with the White Sox. The Cubs are having an up and down season this year with a record of 18-15. They have now dropped to 4th in the NL Central division. The Cubs should be able to go on a six-game winning streak based on the weak schedule.
The Cubs relievers have been playing really well lately they have not given up a run over seven innings. The Cub bullpen has now combined for at least seven innings in a game three times this season.
David Bote is trying to claim a spot on the Cubs roster in his first plate appearance he went 1 for 1 and had 2 RBIs if he is able to keep this type of hitting performance and focus on hitting the ball for a base hit the team might keep him longer.
Javier Baez will look to make his return to the team after he suffered a groin injury he is batting really well for the Cubs before he went down he struck a 3 run homer that gave Baez his 10th homer of the year. He is now slashing .290/.333/.653 with an outstanding 32 RBIs this season.
Pitching for the Cubs will be Tyler Chatwood. He walked five batters over four innings in his last outing against the Cardinals, and the free passes have been a recurring theme this season. He ranks among the NL leaders in walks and has given up 27 over 32 2/3 innings.
How Chicago White Sox & Chicago Cubs Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Cubs are 6-1 in their last 7 games following a win.
White Sox are 17-39 in their last 56 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Against The Spread Selection: Chicago Cubs
My reason for the pick :
The Cubs to blow out the White Sox at home considering how well the Cubs are batting at the moment and how bad are the White Sox are in pitching I see no problem in the Cubs picking up another win as they climb back up the NL Central. The Cubs are only one game behind the Cards in the lost column so I won’t be surprised if they end up on top of the NL Central again.
The Cubs to beat the White Sox at home.
Betting trends for Chicago White Sox :
- White Sox are 12-39 in their last 51 vs. a team with a winning record.
Betting trends for Chicago Cubs:
- Cubs are 9-2 in their last 11 home games.