Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox, Wednesday, Las Vegas Odds, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Picks and Predictions

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52-47, 2nd in National League Central July 26, 8:08 PM | Grass of U.S. Cellular Field 39-58, 5th in American League Central
Chi. Cubs at Chi. White Sox, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 8:10 PM ET, Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Where: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV: 8:10 p.m. ET, ESPN, ABC 7 (Cubs), CSN Chicago (White Sox)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Cubs RH Jake Arrieta (9-7, 4.11 ERA) vs. White Sox RH James Shields (2-2, 5.79)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Chicago Cubs [J. Arrieta -R] -1½ -130 -215 Ov 9½ -120
Chicago White Sox [J. Shields -R] +1½ +110 +199 Un 9½ +100
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The Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at Guaranteed Rate Field in an interleague contest.

The Cubs will give the ball to starter Jake Arrieta in this one. Right hander Arrieta is 9-7 this season with a 4.10 ERA.

The White Sox will counter Arrieta with James Shields. Right hander Shields has a 5.79 ERA to go along with a 2-2 record this season.

Arrieta has pitched well in two starts since the All-Star break, allowing four runs (three earned) over 12 2/3 innings. The 31-year-old has recorded three quality starts in his last four outings and was one out away in the other. Arrieta is 3-1 with a 4.14 ERA in seven meetings with the White Sox.

Shields has notched only two quality starts in nine outings this season and has made it through six innings just three times. The 35-year-old was tagged for six runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings Friday at Kansas City, but he didn’t factor in the decision. Shields is 2-0 with a 2.67 ERA in four starts against the Cubs, including a win last season in which he threw 7 2/3 scoreless frames.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 215-moneyline favorites versus the White Sox, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.

After splitting two games at Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox head to the South Side to continue the annual Crosstown Cup on Wednesday. The Cubs hope to continue their second-half surge and keep pace in the tightening National League Central race, while the last-place White Sox look to play spoiler at home against their crosstown rivals.

The Cubs evened the series with a 7-2 victory Tuesday, improving to 9-2 since the All-Star break and remaining a half-game behind Milwaukee in the NL Central. Catcher Willson Contreras continued his recent tear with a home run and four RBIs and is hitting .341 with five home runs and 15 RBIs since the All-Star break. The White Sox have lost 13 of their last 15 games, including nine of 10 since the break. The White Sox have dropped five straight at home, where they haven’t won since July 2.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 7-2 loser as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at -207 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

The Cubs were a 7-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -207 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for PUSH bettors.

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Team record: 52-47 SU
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

Team record: 39-58 SU
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

Next up:
Chicago at Chicago Thursday, July 27


1. The Cubs have hit 23 first-inning home runs, second-most in the majors, after hitting 25 homers in the opening frame last season.

2. White Sox 2B Yoan Moncada is 2-for-20 with six strikeouts in six games since being called up July 19.

3. Cubs OF Jon Jay has reached base in seven straight plate appearances.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Chicago Cubs will win outright at -215 and the game will go over 9½ runs according to scamdicappers

PREDICTION: Cubs 6, White Sox 4 at bovada-logo-top-book.

4.68 RUNS 4.39
4.41 RUNS AGNST 4.96
0.26 DIFF -0.57
-$1,668 MONEY -$538
3.98 TEAM ERA 4.71
8.30 OFF HITS 8.78
3.76 OFF WALKS 2.49
8.37 OFF Ks 8.26
7.97 DEF HITS 8.62
3.48 DEF WALKS 3.79
8.73 DEF Ks 7.79
Pedro Strop P 15-Day Disabled List
Dallas Beeler P 15-Day Disabled List
Aaron Brooks P 15-Day Disabled List
Zac Rosscup P 60-Day Disabled List
Kyle Schwarber OF 15-Day Disabled List
Christian Villanueva 3B 60-Day Disabled List
Chris Coghlan OF 15-Day Disabled List
Joe Smith P 15-Day Disabled List
Charlie Tilson OF 15-Day Disabled List
Brett Lawrie 2B 15-Day Disabled List
Matt Davidson 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Austin Jackson P 15-Day Disabled List
Jake Petricka P 15-Day Disabled List
Zach Putnam P 15-Day Disabled List
Daniel Webb P 15-Day Disabled List
Miguel Gonzalez P 15-Day Disabled List
Chi Cubs are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chi Cubs’s last 16 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox’s last 12 games
Chi White Sox are 1-10 SU in their last 11 games
Chi White Sox are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games at home
Chi Cubs’s Overall Scoring vs Chi White Sox’s Overall Defense 4.7 8 5.0 11
Chi Cubs’s Away Scoring vs Chi White Sox’s Home Defense 4.7 7 4.8 11
Chi Cubs’s Road ERA vs Chi White Sox’s Home ERA Allowed 3.9 3 4.3 11
Chi White Sox’s Overall Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Overall Defense 4.4 11 4.4 4
Chi White Sox’s Home Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Road Defense 4.6 11 4.2 4
Chi White Sox’s Home ERA vs Chi Cubs’s Road ERA Allowed 4.2 10 4.5 5
Cubs are second lowest scoring team in the league at 3.7 runs per game.
Cubs have the second worst hits stat in the league at 8.1 per game.
Cubs give up the most free passes in the league allowing 3.3 per game.
White Sox are lowest scoring team in the league at 3.7 runs per game.
White Sox trail the league in walks with 2.5 per game.


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