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2018 MLB Season
(9-25) Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs (19-15)
Date: Saturday May 12, 2018
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL.
Projected Starters: Shields vs. Lester
MLB Moneyline Odds: White Sox +242 | Cubs -265
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: OFF
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Chicago White Sox
The White Sox have lost five in a row, the final three games of their four-game set with Minnesota over the weekend and both games with Pittsburgh in a quick two-game series this week.
James Shields isn’t the guy to snap the losing streak. He hasn’t been above average since 2014, his second year in Kansas City. His strikeouts are way down this season but he’s done a good job of managing contact.
Shields has managed to limit home runs to less than one for every nine innings pitched. He’s also putting up the second-best H/9 mark of his career. The only time he was better was in 2011 when he finished third in the Cy Young voting.
The Cubs took care of the Marlins in three games at Wrigley Field over the weekend, sweeping the series by a combined 22 runs.
That will have the club feeling better after getting swept by first-place St. Louis over the weekend. The first of three against the White Sox begins on Friday afternoon on the south side.
Jon Lester took a major step back last season, posting virtually an average ERA and WHIP after putting up elite numbers the season before.
This year, he’s allowing fewer runs; his ERA+ is back at 145, which isn’t as good as he was in 2016 but it’s still far better than his career mark.
Is it a mirage, though? Lester is giving up even more hits this season and walking more batters. His WHIP is the same as it was last season so it feels like it’s only a matter of time until the ERA catches up.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 9-2 in CHC last 11 overall.
- Under is 9-2 in CHC last 11 on grass.
- CHC are 6-2 in their last 8 home games.
- Head to Head: CHW are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Chicago.
Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction: it goes over.
Long-Term, I’m selling on both of these starters. So it makes sense to play an over in a game they meet.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago Sox 5 – Chicago 6
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