Cubs vs. White Sox Prediction
The Chicago Cubs got the best of their crosstown counterparts in the host Chicago White Sox last night. Will it be more of the same when the two squads meet again?
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Guaranteed Rate Field at 2:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Cubs are a -162 favorite to win on the moneyline. the White Sox are a +152 underdog, while the total is set at 10 runs. As of Sunday morning, 84 percent of public bets are sidiing with the visiting Cubs. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Baez, Lester guide Cubs to win
The Cubs picked up a 6-3 victory at the White Sox Saturday night to improve to 47-42 overall and 18-26 on the road. Javier Baez helped lead the way as he finished 2-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBIs. Kris Bryant was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and an RBI. Kyle Schwarber ended the game 1-for-5 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Jon Lester picked up the win as he gave up three runs (one earned) on six hits with three strikeouts and three walks over 6 1/3 innings. Craig Kimbrel earned the save as he struck out three and walked one in a scoreless inning of relief. Kyle Hendricks will start today for the Cubs as he enters with a 7-6 record, 3.45 ERA and 1.16 WHIP with 79 strikeouts over 91 1/3 innings.
Giolito struggles in defeat
The White Sox were doubled up at home by the Cubs Saturday night to the tune of 6-3. All-Star Lucas Giolito was hit hard in the loss as he surrendered six earned runs on four hits with five strikeouts and five walks over four innings. Yoan Moncada paced the White Sox offense as he ended the game 2-for-3 with two doubles, two walks, two runs and an RBI. Jose Abreu finished 2-for-5 with two RBIs. James McCann and Yolmer Sanchez each finished 1-for-4. Ivan Nova takes the mound today as he comes in with a 3-7 record, 5.92 ERA and 1.56 WHIP with 62 strikeouts over 92 1/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cubs are 4-2 in their last six interleague games. The Cubs are 5-1 in the last six Hendricks Sunday starts.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox are 1-4 in their last five interleague home games. The White Sox are 1-4 in the last five meetings.
The Cubs took game one against an All-Star level pitcher and now have a chance to feast on Nova. With Hendricks a very consistent pitcher, I love the Cubs' chances here. Look for the better team to notch another victory this afternoon.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CHICAGO CUBS -162