Jose Quintana out to silence Cubs bats in MLB contest
Chicago Cubs vs Chicago White Sox Odds
The White Sox will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Monday, as the Chicago Cubs visit in inter-league play at U.S. Cellular Field.
Jeff Samardzija gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cubs on this day; he's 2-6 on the season. The White Sox, meanwhile, will counter with Jose Quintana, who will be looking to improve on his 3-1 mark.
Bettors looking to back visiting Chicago before the first pitch in this match found them as +-121-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 12-ranked White Sox and the National League No. 7-rated Cubs in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 14 ranked American League offense (3.7 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the National League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The White Sox have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Cubs have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).
Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.7 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +170 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago needed extra innings to get the job done against the Reds on Sunday as the Cubs defeated them 5-4 at Great American Ball Park.
Chicago won its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Marlins on May 26. Bettors who backed the White Sox at -195 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Chicago looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Marlins, a 5-3 final on Sunday in support of Dylan Axelrod at U.S. Cellular Field.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Cubs at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Chi Cubs' last 21 games
Chi Cubs are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi White Sox's last 11 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs at Chi White Sox, Tuesday, May 28