Online Betting Pick on Chicago Cubs vs Chicago White Sox
There are a lot of great rivalries in baseball, but it’s hard to match the special kind of hate that exists between the two Chicago teams. Those hostilities will be renewed this weekend, as the Cubs and the White Sox will go head to head in a 3-game series with the Cubs as -131 online betting favorites for Saturday’s match. As fun as this series is sure to be, there really is only one team who have anything big to play for.
An In Depth Report on the Online Betting Pick on Chicago Cubs vs Chicago White Sox & Game Info
Time: Saturday, 7:10 p.m. ET
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago
National TV: none
Opening line: Cubs -131, White Sox +121 (8)
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The Chicago White Sox (54-58) have been incredibly disappointing this season, especially when you consider that many pundit had them as being a potential dark horse in the American League. They will point to the fact that they are just 5 games back in the Wild Card race, but when you see how many teams are ahead of them, you begin to understand that this season has become something of a lost cause.
You do have to give them a little bit of credit for continuing to battle, though as they are coming into this series riding a 3-game win streak after a sweep of the LA Angels. They will also take heart from the fact that they will be playing at home, where they are 4 games over .500 this season. Chris Sale (10-7, 3.47 ERA) has seen his ERA start to drift upwards over the past 5 games, in which he has gone 2-3.
It is the Toronto Blue Jays who are getting all the headlines for their amazing winning streak right now, but you also cannot ignore what the Chicago Cubs (65-48) are doing. They are coming into this series on a 7-game winning streak, but have also won 13 of their last 14 games. They have a real chance to continue making hay over the next week or so, as they have a bunch of games coming against teams who are struggling right now. This run has helped cement the Cubs position in the Wild Card, and they have a shot at also running down the Pittsburgh Pirates, who are a game and a half up on them right now. Dan Haren (8-7, 3.55 ERA) will make his third start for the Cubs after coming over from the Marlins at the trade deadline.
Key Online Betting Trends
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
Chi Cubs is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
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
Chi White Sox is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Consider This Before Placing Your Bets
The Cubs are one of the most exciting young teams in baseball, and it’s fair to say that they are well ahead of the schedule that most people believed they were on. I think they keep things rolling with another win here.