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MLB Game Preview - Cubs underdogs vs White Sox at Chicago

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June 18, 8:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Chicago Cubs vs Chicago White Sox Odds

22-44TEAM RECORD35-31

The Chicago Cubs will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the White Sox in Chicago at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday in baseball action.

It's a pitching duel between Zach Stewart for the White Sox (0-0 on the year) and Matt Garza for Chicago (2-5 so far).

View Chi Cubs vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the White Sox in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -125 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the White Sox rated this week at No. 8 and the Cubs sitting at No. 14.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 5-rated American League offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game, against a Cubs defense that ranks No. 13 in the National League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The White Sox have averaged 8.8 hits per game so far, more than Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5.3 runs per game.

The Cubs were a 7-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -117 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. The Cubs were saddled with a loss last time out in Paul Maholm's start, as they lost 7-4 against Boston on Sunday at Wrigley Field.

Chicago was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Dodgers. They lost as +120 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago lost a tight one on Sunday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 2-1 score against Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 2-8
After playing Boston are 3-5
After a loss are 3-7

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 9-1
After playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Cubs at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games
Chi White Sox are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Chi White Sox's last 18 games at home
Chi White Sox are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Chi White Sox, Tuesday, June 19

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