Cubs vs. White Sox MLB Prediction
Cross-town rivals meet in Chicago on Friday night when the White Sox host the Cubs at 8:10 p.m. ET. Will Game 1 of the series turn into a high-scoring affair?
927 Chicago Cubs (+180) at 928 Chicago White Sox (-220); o/u 9
8:10 p.m. ET, Friday, August 27, 2021
Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL
Chicago Cubs DFS SPIN
Luis Robert went 1-for-5 with a home run on Thursday versus the Blue Jays. The two-run shot came off Blue Jays starter Hyun-Jin Ryu and traveled an estimated 410-feet with an exit velocity of 108.5 miles per hour. Robert is now batting .331/.370/.506 with four home runs, 13 doubles, and five stolen bases over 154 at-bats this season. The 24-year-old could be quite the difference-maker down the stretch on fantasy leagues.
Chicago White Sox DFS Spin
Ian Happ went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI during Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader vs the Rockies. The home run was a three-run blast off Rockies reliever Daniel Bard in the seventh inning that traveled an estimated 381 feet over the centerfield wall. Happ has been on fire lately, hitting .319/.385/.660 over the last 15 games with four home runs and 10 RBI, while carrying a 4/3 K/BB ratio over the past week. Fantasy managers should be sure and continue to ride the wave because Happ has proven to stay hot in the past for long periods of time.
Cubs vs. White Sox Betting Prediction
The over has cashed in five of the last six meetings between these two teams, is 11-5 in the Cubs’ last 16 interleague games as an underdog and is 9-4 in their last 13 interleague games. On the other side, the over is 5-2 in the White Sox’ last seven interleague home games, is 13-6-2 in their last 21 games during the first game of a series and is 11-5-2 in their last 18 home games versus a right-handed starter.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: CUBS/WHITE SOX OVER 9