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MLB Game Preview - White Sox underdogs vs Cubs at Chicago

Chicago White SoxChicago Cubs
July 2, 4:10 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs Odds

41-42TEAM RECORD34-49

Chicago travels to Chicago for inter-league play on Saturday, hoping to secure a victory over the Cubs.

It's a pitching duel between Matt Garza for the Cubs (4-6 on the year) and Philip Humber for Chicago (7-4 so far).

View Chi White Sox vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Cubs in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -105 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Cubs) and the No. 6 (White Sox) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 7-rated National League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a White Sox defense that ranks No. 6 in the American League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Cubs have averaged 9.1 hits per game so far, more than White Sox batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the American League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Chicago won its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Cubs on July 1. Bettors who backed the White Sox at -108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 6-4 victory over Chicago on Friday at Wrigley Field behind starter Edwin Jackson.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 9-1
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

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

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

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Chi Cubs, Sunday, July 3

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