White Sox vs. Cubs MLB Prediction
There will be day baseball at Wrigley Field on Friday when the Cubs host the White Sox at 2:20 p.m. ET. With the total sitting at 9 runs but the pitching matchup set for Lance Lynn to oppose Kyle Hendricks, is the under a safe bet?
975 Chicago White Sox (-160) at 976 Chicago Cubs (+140); o/u 9
2:20 p.m. ET, Friday, August 6, 2021
Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
Chicago White Sox DFS Notes
José Abreu walloped his 20th home run of the season on Thursday in the White Sox' loss to the Royals. Abreu put the White Sox on the scoreboard with a no-doubter to left-center field off rookie southpaw Daniel Lynch in the opening frame. He also singled in the sixth inning to cap off the multi-hit effort. The 34-year-old veteran first baseman is hitting .245/.333/.461 with 53 runs scored, 20 homers, 82 RBI and one steal across 435 plate appearances.
Chicago Cubs DFS Notes
Rafael Ortega went 2-for-4 with a walk and a steal against the Rockies on Thursday. The Cubs have gotten terrific production from a couple of former quad-A players in Ortega and Patrick Wisdom. We wouldn't expect Ortega to keep it up offensively, but since he is leading off and running at will, he could remain a factor in mixed leagues.
White Sox vs. Cubs MLB Betting Prediction
The under is 16-7-4 in the last 27 meetings between these two teams at Wrigley Field and is 7-3-1 in the White Sox’ last 11 games when favored. The under is also 4-0 in the White Sox’ last four games as a road favorite, is 5-0-2 in their last seven road games and is 5-1-2 in their last eight games coming off a loss. On the other side, the under is 6-1 in the Cubs’ last seven interleague games, has cashed in five of their last six interleague home games and is 4-0 in their last four interleague games versus a team with a winning record.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: WHITE SOX/CUBS UNDER 9