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Philip Humber, Jeff Samardzija take mound in Cubs vs White Sox tilt

Chicago White SoxChicago Cubs
May 18, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs Odds

18-21TEAM RECORD15-23

Chicago's pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Friday when the Chicago White Sox pay a visit to Wrigley Field.

The Cubs will turn to Jeff Samardzija and his 4-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the White Sox send Philip Humber (1-2) to the hill.

View Chi White Sox vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Cubs as -145 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 999 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cubs at No. 9 in the National League and the White Sox at No. 8 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Chicago and its National League No. 12-rated batting order, averaging 3.8 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 9 lineup of the White Sox at 4.1 runs per outing.

Chicago owns the National League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's American League No. 5-rated defense.

Chicago won its last outing, a 6-1 result against the Angels on May 17. Bettors who backed the White Sox at +141 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The White Sox enjoyed a 6-1 victory at the expense of the Angels on Thursday, with Chris Sale throwing 5 1/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Angel Stadium.

In their last action, Chicago was an 8-7 loser at home against the Phillies. Bettors on Philadelphia at -159 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (15) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Chicago suffered an 8-7 loss against Philadelphia on Thursday, as Chris Volstad wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Wrigley Field.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 9-1
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few White Sox at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games at home

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Chi Cubs, Saturday, May 19

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