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2021 MLB Handicapping
(63-45) Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs (52-57)
Date: Friday, August 6th, 2021
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
Projected Pitchers: Lance Lynn (CHW) vs. Kyle Hendricks (CHC)
MLB Moneyline Odds: White Sox -185 Cubs +140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: White Sox -1.5, Cubs +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The White Sox will stay in Chicago as they take on the Cubs for game 1 Friday at 2:20 ET.
Lance Lynn is going for the White Sox and Kyle Hendricks gets the start for the Cubs.
These two teams have not met each other yet this year.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox have had a good season so far. They did have an off day on Wednesday, though.
They have been in 1st place of the American League Central now for a long time. They own a record of 63-45 which puts them 9.5 games ahead of the Indians.
Chicago has split the first 2 games against the Royals. Kansas City beat them 9-1 on Wednesday. Game 3 of that series is Thursday at 8:10 ET.
Lucas Giolito got hit very hard on Wednesday. The right hander went 4 innings and allowed 6 earned runs.
Lance Lynn has been the best pitcher on the Sox and one of the best in baseball. He is 10-3 with a 2.13 ERA. His last start was against the Indians on Friday where he went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. Chicago won that game 6-4.
For the most part, pitching on this team has been good. They have an ERA of 3.66 which is 7th best in the majors.
They have also been getting the job done on offense. The White Sox are scoring 4.92 runs per game which is 7th best in the game.
The southsiders have hit 118 home runs which is 23rd best in baseball.
The Cubs have not had a great season so far and they have lost 5 of their last 7 games.
With a record of 52-57 they are 4th in the National League Central. The Brewers lead them by 13 games.
Chicago has split the first 2 games against the Rockies this week. They beat Colorado 3-2 on Wednesday. Game 3 of that series is Thursday at 3:10 ET.
Alec Mills went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Wednesday.
Kyle Hendricks has been good this year. He is 13-4 with a 3.71 ERA. His last start was against the Nationals where he went 7 innings and allowed 1 earned run. The Cubs won that game 6-3.
Pitching for this club is 16th with an ERA of 4.25.
They are scoring 4.22 runs per game which is 21st best in baseball.
Chicago has hit 139 home runs which is 9th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- White Sox are 10-4 in their last 14 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- White Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- White Sox are 53-23 in their last 76 games vs. a team with a losing record.
- White Sox are 4-0 in their last 4 road games with the total set lower than 10.
- Cubs are 2-5 in their last 7 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Cubs are 2-6 in their last 8 games overall.
- Cubs are 2-6 in their last 8 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Cubs are 2-6 in their last 8 games on grass.
Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
The White Sox need to able to take care of teams like the Cubs. I know they looked sloppy against the Royals in game 2, but I look for them to look good against Chicago in game 1.
The Sox were the better team even when the Cubs had Bryant, Baez, and Rizzo. Now, the gap is even wider. I have a hard time backing the Cubs here.
This definitely has the chance to be a good pitching matchup. Lynn is the better arm and I look for him to be very good, but I would not be surprised if Hendricks tosses a good game as well.
I will play the White Sox on the run line here.
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