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Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs Prediction 07-28-16 & Odds, Preview, Free Pick

The Chicago Cubs have struggled to score runs against the Chicago White Sox starting rotation, and now they have to face Chris Sale. The Cubs were finally able to put up big offensive numbers when they routed the White Sox 8-1 yesterday. However, Chris Sale (14-3, 3.18 ERA) has had their number, over the previous three seasons, Sale has gone 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA in two starts against the Cubs. Since 2014, Sale has been a dog four times and won three of those games. On the other side is John Lackey (7-7, 3.79), he has a five game losing streak and the Cubs have gone 1-6 in his past seven starts.

White Sox vs Cubs; Time, Date, TV, Odds

GAME: Chicago White Sox (50-51) at Chicago Cubs (60-40)
DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 28 – 8:05 PM EST
WHERE: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV: 8:05 p.m. ET, WGN (White Sox), CSN Chicago (Cubs)
MONEY LINE: White Sox +114, Cubs (-124)
RUN LINE: White Sox +1.5 (-200), Cubs (-1.5) +170
TOTAL: 6.5 Over (-125), Under +110
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Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs Preview

Starting Pitchers:
White Sox LH Chris Sale (14-3, 3.18 ERA)
Cubs RH John Lackey (7-7, 3.79)

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About Chicago White Sox

Sale was scheduled to start Saturday but was scratched and later suspended for insubordination and violation of team rules after reportedly destroying the team’s throwback jerseys they were slated to wear that day. Chris Sale hasn’t pitched since July 18 at Seattle, where held the Mariners to one hit over eight scoreless innings. Sale has made two starts and two relief appearances against the Cubs, going 2-0 with a 0.56 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 16 innings.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX BETTING TRENDS

Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
Chi White Sox are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Chi White Sox’s last 16 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Chi White Sox are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Money Line On Road; 22-27, -358 (44.9%)
Money Line vs CHC; 2-1, +258 (66.7%)
Money Line 14-5, when Chris Sale starts; +484 (73.7%)
Over/Under On Road; 23-23-3 (50%)
Over/Under vs CHC; 0-1-2 (0%)
Over/Under when Chris Sale starts; 11-7-1 (61.1%)

About Chicago Cubs

Lackey hasn’t won in his last eight starts going back to June 8, (0-5 with a 5.73 ERA). Lackey is 3-7 with a 3.73 ERA in 16 career starts against the White Sox and has not beaten them since 2005

CHICAGO CUBS BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs’s last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs’s last 9 games at home
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Chi Cubs’s last 16 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Money Line At Home; 31-16, -121 (66%)
Money Line As Home Favorite; 30-16, -121 (65.2%)
Money Line when John Lackey starts; 10-10, -481 (50%)
Over/Under At Home; 17-28-2 (37.8%)
Over/Under when John Lackey starts; 9-11 (45%)

MLB Umpire Betting Stats

Jerry Layne 16 Games: Home teams 9-7, Over 11-4-1.
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White Sox vs Cubs MLB Pick

The Cubs have been one of the teams looking to make a trade for Sale and it looks like Sale is ready to move on from the White Sox. This is his chance to show them what he can do and get traded to a World Series contender. If he does, then he has a chance to be one of the top paid players in all of baseball. If he is going to make that move to an elite World Series pitcher, it starts today. He is the far better pitcher on the field today and he will take apart the Cubs. Not only do I like the White Sox as a money line dog, I like them on a reverse run line, (-1.5, +230). I am betting 80% on White Sox money line at +114 and 20% on the White Sox on the reverse run line (-1.5) at +230. Yes, a White Sox prediction depends on Sale dominating and I think he will and then get traded before his next start.

White Sox vs Cubs Prediction:
White Sox 6 – Cubs 1

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