Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs Prediction 6/5/2024

The Chicago White Sox (15-46) travel to face off against the Chicago Cubs (30-31) on Wednesday, June 5th. This game will be played at Wrigley Field in Chicago and televised on MARQ. The Cubs are coming off a win in their previous game, while the White Sox are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Cubs. First pitch is set for 7:05 CT.

White Sox vs Cubs

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Chicago picked up a 7-6 win over the White Sox in the most recent game of this crosstown series. The Cubs had a huge 6th inning, scoring four of their seven runs. As for the White Sox, they scored five of their six runs in the 4th. Heading into the game, the Cubs were favored at -289 on the money line.

Shota Imanaga only went 4 1/3 innings for the Cubs but gave up just one run and struck out six. Luke Little got the win out of the bullpen, and Hector Neris got the save. Jordan Leasure took the loss for the White Sox out of the bullpen.

Christopher Morel hit the game’s only home run while going 2/4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Patrick Wisdom also had a two-hit game for the Cubs, scoring twice and driving in two runs.

With a record of 15-46, the White Sox are 5th in the AL Central and trail the Guardians by 25.5 games. They come into today’s game having lost 12 straight games, and they are just 5-25 on the road this year. At home, the White Sox are 10-21.

Chicago has really struggled as the underdog this year, going 13-46 in those situations. As for how they have fared in day games, the White Sox are 5-22 and 10-24 in night games. So far, they are 4-14-1 in series this year, and they have dropped five straight series.

When the White Sox win, they win big, with an average run margin of 2.5 runs per game. But when they lose, they lose big, with an average run margin of -3.8 runs per game. This has led to a run line record of 25-36, with a run line record of 23-36 as the underdog. They have been a favorite just twice, and they covered the run line in both games.

The Chicago White Sox are on the road today against the Chicago Cubs with an over/under line of 8.5 runs. The combined run average for their games this season is 8.1 runs, and their over/under record is 28-30. Their average over/under line is 8 runs, and their over/under record when the line is set at 8.5 runs is 6-6. So far this season, 18.0% of their games have had over/under lines set at 8.5 runs, and they are currently on a two-game over streak.

Erick Fedde Gets The Start For The White Sox

Right-hander Erick Fedde gets the start for the White Sox today as he faces the Cubs on the road. He has made 12 starts this year and has a record of 4-1 with a 3.12 ERA. Fedde’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.18. Looking at his overall numbers, Fedde has turned in five quality starts and is averaging 8.57 strikeouts per nine innings. In his last outing, Fedde finished with a no-decision, giving up four earned runs in five innings of work. Before that, he had not given up a homer in three straight outings.

White Sox Offense Breakdown

Chicago’s offense has really struggled this season, as they are last in the league in home runs and team batting average. Overall, they are averaging just 2.9 runs per game, which is the worst mark in the league. The White Sox are also near the bottom of the league in on-base percentage, slugging, and OPS.

Paul DeJong and Eloy Jimenez are tied for the team lead in home runs, but DeJong is batting just .225 for the season, and Jimenez isn’t much better at .231. Gavin Sheets has gone deep five times this season and leads the team with 22 RBIs, but he is hitting just .232. Sheets is also looking to get back on track, as he has just five hits in his last 25 at-bats.

With a record of 30-31, the Cubs are six games behind the Brewers for the NL Central lead. So far, they have gone just 7-12 in divisional games. The Cubs are coming into today’s game with the White Sox having won just three of their last ten games.

Chicago has dropped six straight series and are 7-10-2 in series this year. At home, the Cubs are 10-9 as the favorite and 17-13 overall. On the road, they are 13-18 and 16-18 as the underdog.

When the Cubs win, they win by an average of 3 runs per game. When they lose, they lose by an average of 3.3 runs per game. Their overall run differential is -0.2 runs per game, and they are 30-31 against the run line. They are 18-13 against the run line on the road, but just 12-18 at home. They are 7-20 against the run line as the favorite and 23-11 as the underdog.

When the Chicago Cubs play at home this season, the over has hit at a 9-4 clip in games where the over/under line was set at 8.5 runs. The Cubs’ games have averaged 8.8 runs per game this season, and their overall over/under record is 28-30. The average over/under line in their games this season has been set at 8 runs, and 55.7% of their games have had lower lines than today’s 8.5-run total.

Jameson Taillon Gets The Start For The Cubs

Right-hander Jameson Taillon gets the start for the Cubs today as he faces the White Sox at home. He has made eight starts this year and has a record of 3-2 with an ERA of 2.84. Taillon’s WHIP for the season is 1.26, and he has turned in three quality starts. In his last outing, Taillon finished with a no-decision, giving up three earned runs in six innings of work. Before that, he had three straight outings in which he gave up three earned runs. Taillon has given up at least one homer in each of his last three starts.

Cubs Offense Breakdown

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For the season, the Cubs are averaging 4.3 runs per game, which is 14th in the league and right around the league average. As a team, they are batting just .228, which is 18th in the league. However, they do have a good team on-base percentage and are 5th in the league in walks. Chicago’s team slugging percentage of .372 is also 17th in the MLB.

Christopher Morel comes into the game as the Cubs’ leader in home runs, but he has struggled with his batting average this season, hitting just .201. However, he has gone 5/22 in his last seven games with two homers. Cody Bellinger has also been swinging a hot bat of late, going 9/29 with a homer in his last seven games. For the season, he is batting .262 with eight homers.

White Sox vs Cubs Prediction

Our prediction for today’s White Sox vs. Cubs matchup is to take the over, with the line sitting at 8.5 runs. We actually have the Cubs picking up a 5-4 win, so there isn’t a ton of wiggle room for the line, but there is some value in taking the over.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Jameson Taillon finishing with five strikeouts and Erick Fedde with six. However, our projections have Taillon finishing with a better ERA, as he is the fourth best in terms of starters today.

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