MLB Picks: Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox - 9/26/20
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Chicago Cubs (32-25) at Chicago White Sox (34-23)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)
Jon Lester (3-2) (4.40) vs. Dane Dunning (2-0) (3.19)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -127 / Chicago Cubs +117 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox will face off in a rivalry matchup on the south side of Chicago. On Friday it was the Cubs who came away with a 10-0 victory.
The Chicago White Sox have a lot of questions heading into this game and the biggest one is when will they win another game. The White Sox come into this game having lost six games in a row and now they don’t even control their own destiny in terms of winning the division. The White Sox’s offense has really struggled coming into this game and that continued on Friday when they only scored zero runs. In this game the offense needs to find a way to get going.
On the other side of this matchup is the Cubs who were also struggling coming into Friday’s game having lost three games in a row and their offense was also really struggling. On Friday though the offense finally got going putting up ten runs. The Cubs were led by Wilson Contreras who hit a home run and drove in four RBI’s.
The under is 16-4-1 in the Cubs last 21 games overall. The over is 20-8-1 in the Cubs last 29 games as an underdog. The Whtie Sox are 15-2 in their last 17 home games. The under is 7-1-1 in the White Sox last nine games as a favorite. The under is 13-4-1 in the White Sox last 18 games overall.
Jon Lester will be on the mound for the Cubs and coming into this game he sits with a 3-2 record and an ERA of 4.40.
Dane Dunning will get the start for the White Sox and coming into this game he sits with a 2-0 record and an ERA of 3.19.
There were plenty of runs scored on Friday, but it’s going to be back to a pitchers duel in this game. Look for both offenses to go back to struggling, both starting pitchers to have successful outings and this game is going to stay well under the total. In terms of side it's a lean to the Cubs.