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White Sox Playing With House Money in Windy City Rivalry

The Chicago White Sox snapped a nine-game skid in the series-opening game with the Chicago Cubs on Monday and will try to once again knock off their hometown rivals on Tuesday. Sportsbooks opened the Cubbies as heavy -206 home favorites for the interleague contest.

Shark Bites
  • The White Sox are 1-3 SU in their last four games on the road against the Cubs.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Cubs' last seven games at home with John Lackey as the starting pitcher.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the White Sox' last five games on the road against teams with winning records.

Carlos Rodon and John Lackey will get the start for the Sox and Cubs, respectively. Rodon (1-3, 5.75 ERA) has made four appearances since returning from the disabled list and has just one quality start in that span. The hurler gave up five runs in 3.2 innings of work against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday and gave up four home runs in the loss.

Lackey (6-9, 5.04) is 4-7 with a 3.61 ERA in 17 career starts against the White Sox, but has faced them only twice since 2010. The 38-year-old has surrendered 25 home runs in 103.2 innings in the 2017 campaign.

The UNDER is trending when the Windy City teams collide at Wrigley Field. In the last eight meetings between the squads at Wrigley, the UNDER is 6-2.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.2-2.8 result in favor of the Cubs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Chicago (51-47) will face the 39-57 White Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Chicago injuries news.

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

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago Cubs No. 16-ranked scoring average of 4.65 runs per game, against a Chicago White Sox offense rated No. 22 and scoring 4.42 runs per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.29 hits per game to date this season, less than the White Sox hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).

Chicago owns the No. 10 defense, allowing 4.65 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's No. 20-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The White Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs 3-1 on Monday at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Chi White Sox is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Chi White Sox is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 11 games
  • Chi White Sox is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • Chi Cubs is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox

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