Chicago favored by -105 against Chicago on Monday
Chicago Cubs vs Chicago White Sox Odds
Chicago's pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Monday when the Chicago Cubs pay a visit to U.S. Cellular Field.
Chicago sends Hector Santiago out against Matt Garza for the Cubs in this game. Santiago is 3-3 with a 3.36 ERA on the season, while Garza is 4-1 on the year and has a 3.45 ERA.
This game puts the White Sox, most recently No. 12 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cubs, who rate a National League No. 8 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cubs rank No. 12 in the National League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 12 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the American League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
The Cubs were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +135 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Chicago needed extra innings to get the job done against the Pirates on Sunday as the Cubs defeated them 4-3 at Wrigley Field.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -240 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Rays, who beat them 3-1 on Sunday behind a start from David Price at Tropicana Field.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing LA Angels are 3-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Cubs at White Sox trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Chi White Sox's last 23 games when playing Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs home to LA Angels, Tuesday, July 9
Chi White Sox at Detroit, Tuesday, July 9