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May 30, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Thursday as the Cubs take on the White Sox at Wrigley Field in a key battle on the odds menu.

The Cubs will rely on Travis Wood to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jake Peavy will be his counterpart for the White Sox. Travis Wood is 4-3 this season, and Jake Peavy is 6-2.

View Chi White Sox vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as -103 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 999 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 7 (Cubs) and the No. 12 (White Sox) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 9-rated National League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a White Sox defense that ranks No. 4 in the American League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, more than White Sox batters have averaged on the year (8 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the American League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Chicago was a 9-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They lost as +125 underdogs, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 9-3 to Chicago on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few White Sox at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Chi White Sox are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi White Sox's last 13 games when playing Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi Cubs' last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 13 games when playing Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Oakland, Friday, May 31
Chi Cubs home to Arizona, Friday, May 31

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