Cubs vs. White Sox Prediction
The Chicago Cubs lead the NL Central by 2.5 games as they open a series at their crosstown interleague rivals in the Chicago White Sox. Will the favored Cubs secure a win this afternoon?
Friday, September 21, 2018
Guaranteed Rate Field at 4:10PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cubs are a -165 favorite to win on the moneyline. The White Sox are a +155 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Friday morning, 82 percent of public bets are pouring in on the visiting Cubs. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Cubs shut out in finale at D-backs
After cruising to a pair of wins in the first two games at Arizona, the Cubs fell 9-0 in Wednesday's series finale. Chicago only had one hit in the contest as Addison Russell was 1-for-2 and also drew a walk. Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez and David Bote were all 0-for-2 with a walk. Cole Hamels took the loss as he was shelled for seven earned runs on nine hits with four strikeouts and no walks over six innings.
White Sox snap three-game skid
The White Sox earned a 5-4 win at Cleveland yesterday to end their three-game losing streak. Yoan Moncada helped pace the offense from the leadoff spot as he was 3-for-5 with a double, a walk, a run and two RBIs. Yolmer Sanchez went 2-for-5 with a double and a run. Avisail Garcia was 1-for-4 with two walks and an RBI. Omar Narvaez finished 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk. Matt Davidson ended the contest 2-for-6 with an RBI. Adam Engel was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Hector Santiago threw three scoreless innings of relief for the win as he gave up two hits with two strikeouts and two walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 8-2 in the last 10 Cubs games on grass. The over is 7-2 in the last nine Cubs road games.
The White Sox are 9-25 in their last 34 interleague games. The under is 6-2-2 in the last 10 White Sox games overall.
Quintana has pitched better as of late and gets a matchup against a soft-hitting White Sox squad, his former team, today, He'll be focused for the matchup and should continue his recent success. Lopez has also pitched well of late, but this is a tough matchup and I wouldn't expect him to pitch shutdown baseball before giving way to the bullpen. Look for the Cubs to win today after coming off a rest day.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CHICAGO CUBS -165