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(59-38) Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox (48-50)
Date: Tuesday July 26, 2016
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: US Cellular Field, Chicago, IL
Projected Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs James Shields
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -165
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9
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A battle of two Chicago teams heading in opposite directions, as the Cubs recently acquired superstar closer Aroldis Chapman, and the Sox have sent their ace Chris Sale, home away from the team and may deal him in the coming days.
The biggest news of the week is the Cubs acquisition of Aroldis Chapman, who will significantly boost their bullpen as look to make a strong playoff run.
They are giving up some top-end prospects, namely Gleyber Torres, who is a high-end 19 year old shortstop who’s ranked as a top 50 prospect in baseball.
Also included was Billy McKinney, who was a top-100 prospect entering 2016 but is having a down year; Adam Warren and Rashad Crawford round out the deal.
It’s clear the Cubs are all-in this season, but the future looks especially bright and they have enough young talent to afford dealing away Torres and McKinney.
The rotation is deep, as Kyle Hendricks has taken his efforts to another level. He’ll take the hill in this matchup with a 2.27 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP on the year, with 9 wins and 94 strikeouts.
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Chris Sale is a top starter in the league, but over the weekend had a very unsubtle disagreement over the retro jerseys the Sox and was subsequently sent home away from the team and will be skipped in his next start.
James Shields will take the hill, owning an ugly 4.99 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the year. Since being dealt to the Sox, he owns a 6.00 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP.
The Sox’ season has been a disaster, as it started with legitimate playoff aspirations but has sunk to a 4th place standing in their AL Central division.
Their offense has sputtered, with slugger Jose Abreu hitting just 11 homers and 55 RBI through now, past the halfway point of the year.
Look for some changes on the horizon nearing the trade deadline.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 30-17 on the road
- The Cubs have a 7-3 record in their past 10 games
- the Sox are 26-24 at home
- Shield is winless in his past 3, despite allowing 5 earned runs over the 3 starts
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction:
While the turmoil surrounds the White Sox, the Cubs continue to roll and have picked up important pieces, namely Aroldis Chapman, to address their only real weakness.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cubs -1.5
I like the Cubs to take it to Shields and the Sox here in the crosstown rivalry.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cubs 6-2
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