White Sox vs. Cubs Friday Prediction
Cross-city rivals the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs will open a new interleague series at Wrigley Field on Friday. Will the two teams break out the bats for Game 1 at 2:20 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, May 11, 2018
2:20 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field
TV: CWS (WGN); CHC (CSNC)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Cubs as a -240 favorite. As of this writing, 71% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cubs to beat the White Sox on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
White Sox' Fulmer knocked around in loss to Twins
Carson Fulmer was knocked around for five runs — four earned — in 3 2/3 innings Friday against the Twins. After back-to-back encouraging outings, Fulmer turned in a stinker. The 24-year-old gave up seven hits, including four home runs. Three of them came in the third inning. He has a 5.02 with 15 walks in 28 2/3 innings and can’t be trusted as a fantasy option.
Cubs' Chatwood allows four runs in four innings on Saturday
Tyler Chatwood allowed four runs -- three earned -- in four innings and took a no-decision against the Cardinals on Saturday. He sailed through the first three frames unscathed before getting burned for a four-spot in the fourth inning. The first run scored on a sacrifice fly, the second run came in on a fielder's choice grounder and then Matt Carpenter smacked a two-run double to left field. Chatwood struggled to throw strikes today as evidenced by his five walks, but he fanned five too. He has been effective in his first season with the Cubs, carrying a 3.31 ERA into his next start against the cross-town rival White Sox on Friday.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox are 1-9 in their last 10 games and are 6-20 in thie rlast 16 games on the road.
The Cubs have won 11 of their last 17 games at home but are just 1-3 in their last four games overall.
Given how much Fulmer has been knocked around recently and how the Cubs broke out their bats against the Marlins in their last series, I feel good about the over today. Chatwood hasn't been that stellar of late for his new team and while the White Sox don't possess a scary offense from top to bottom, they should display some pop today, especially in this ballpark.
The Pick: Cubs/White Sox over