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Windy City Series Shifts to the South Side

In the wake of a split at Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox will travel to the South Side for the latter half of the annual Crosstown Cup on Wednesday. Sportsbooks opened the Cubbies as heavy -223 road favorites with a total of 9.5 for the tilt.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the White Sox' last 14 games at home with James Shields as the starting pitcher.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Cubs' last eight games on the road with Jake Arrieta as the starting pitcher.
  • The Cubs are 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games on the road.

Jake Arrieta and James Shields will get the nod on the bump. Arrieta (9-7, 4.11 ERA) has fared well in his two starts since the all-star break, allowing four runs over 12.2 innings. The veteran has also notched three quality starts in his last four outings. Arrieta is 3-1 with a 4.14 ERA in seven career meetings with the White Sox.

Shields (2-2, 5.79) has recorded only two quality starts in nine appearances in 2017 and has made it through the six-inning mark on just three occasions. The 35-year-old is 2-0 with a 2.67 ERA in four starts against the Cubs, including a win a year ago.

Home sides have dominated the Windy City series of late. In the last seven matchups between the clubs, visiting teams are 1-6 SU.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Chicago sat as 185 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The OVER/UNDER total was set at 9.5, according to MyBookie.

OddsShark prediction models pick the Cubs to win this game 6.7-2.6. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Chicago White Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago White Sox sport a record of 39-58 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Cubs sit at 52-47 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Chicago injuries news.

This game puts the Chicago White Sox, most recently No. 29 in OddsShark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Chicago Cubs, who rate a No. 16 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago White Sox No. 22-ranked scoring average of 4.39 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs offense rated No. 14 and scoring 4.68 runs per game. The White Sox have averaged 8.78 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Defensively, Chicago features the No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.22 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 at home, scoring 4.57 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap


Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • Chi Cubs is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chi Cubs's last 16 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Chi White Sox is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 12 games
  • Chi White Sox is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

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