Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: August 15, 2015
Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox Prediction and Betting Odds. The 66-48 L.A. Angels are set to take on the 54-59 Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois tonight August 15, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 7:10 PM
Moneylines: Cubs -130 / White Sox +120
O/U: 7.5 runs
Pitching Match Up
Chicago Cubs: Jake Arrieta (13-6, 2.38 ERA)
Chicago White Sox: Jose Quintana (6-9, 3.59 ERA)
In their last games: In Game 1 of this 3 game series yesterday the Cubs beat the White Sox 6-5.
The Cubs head across town to face the White Sox and they are the road favorite posted at -130 with a line sitting at 7.5 runs. The 13-6 Jake Arrieta goes for the Cubs and the 6-9 Jose Quintana goes for the White Sox. The Cubs are red-hot winners of 8 straight and while they currently are in the 1 of the 2 Wild Card spots in the NL they are still in 3r place in the NL Central 7.5 games back of the St. Louis Cardinals. They are led by their pitching, which has the 4th best team ERA in the Majors while they only rank 22nd in runs scored. The White Sox have won 3 straight and they are in 4th place in the AL Central 14 games back of the Kansas City Royals. All is not lost for the White Sox this season, as they are still only 5 games out of the last Wild Card. They rank 29th in runs scored and 21st in team ERA.
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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 road games against the White Sox.
In the last 5 games between these 2 teams when the White Sox are at home the Over record of 4-0-1.
This season the White Sox are 29-27 at home and the Cubs are 32-24 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
Chicago Cubs: 66-48 SU / O/U 47-59 / Run Line W/L 53-61
Chicago White Sox: 54-59 SU / O/U 51-58 / Run Line W/L 55-58
• CHIC are 19-7 in their last 26 overall.
• CHIC are 5-2 in their last 7 interleague road games.
• CHIC has an Over record of 6-2 in their last 8 games,
• CWS are 0-5 in their last 5 interleague home games.
• CWS is 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
• CWS has an Over record of 8-2 in their last 10 home games.
[P] 04/06/2015 – Jacob Turner 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[2B] 04/15/2015 – Tommy La Stella 60-day DL (4/9) ( Ribs )
[P] 07/29/2015 – Neil Ramirez 15-day DL (7/29) ( Abdominal )
[RF] 08/02/2015 – J.B. Shuck 15-day DL (8/1) ( Hamstring )
[P] 07/08/2015 – Javy Guerra expected to miss 50 games ( Suspension )
[SS] 04/06/2015 – Justin Sellers 60-day DL (3/27) ( Heel )
Free MLB Pick
Jake Arrieta has been one of the reasons the Cubs are in the playoff race and he had a great last outing not giving up any earned runs in 7 innings in a 2-0 win over the San Francisco Giants. The Cubs have won their last 3 games and 7 of their last 8 when he has been on the hill and he has not yielded an earned run in his last 2 starts. The Cubs are 4-0 in Arrieta’s last 4 road starts. Jose Quintana was less than impressive in his last start giving up 4 earned runs in 6 innings in a 5-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals. The White Sox have lost their last 2 games when he has gotten the start. Overall, the White Sox are 2-5 in Quintana’s last 7 starts.
I have to go with the hot visiting Cubs to take this one, especially since Arrieta has the starting nod.