Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox - 5/28/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox - 5/28/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox (22-22) vs Chicago Cubs (18-26)

Game Info: Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 7:15 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)

Johnny Cueto (0-0) (0.00) vs Keegan Thompson (4-0) (1.54)

Betting Odds: Chicago White Sox -145 / Chicago Cubs +125 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Cubs will play the Chicago White Sox in Game 1 of their series on Saturday night at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The Chicago Cubs are 18-26 this season and have won three of their last five games. Chicago is coming off of a series split against the Reds, where they won two out of four games in the series. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.34 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a .250 opponent batting average this season. The Cubs offense has scored 192 runs with a .234 batting average and a .313 on base percentage. Ian Happ is batting .275 with five home runs and 25 RBI’s for the Cubs this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Keegan Thompson, who is 4-0 with a 1.54 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP over 35 innings pitched this season.

The Chicago White Sox are 22-22 this season and have also won three of their last five games. The White Sox are coming off of a series loss against Boston, where they lost two out of the three games played. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.10 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP, and a .245 opponent batting average. The White Sox offense has scored 161 runs with a .234 batting average and a .290 on base percentage this year. Tim Anderson is batting .363 with five home runs and 19 RBI’s for the White Sox this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Johnny Cueto, who is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP over 12 innings pitched this season.

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The Cubs are 3-7 in their last 10 game one’s of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games. The over is 6-1 in the Cubs last 7 games. The White Sox are 5-0 in their last 5 interleague home games and 6-2 in their last 8 Saturday games. The under is 7-2-1 in the White Sox’s last 10 Saturday games. The Cubs are 1-7 in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings.

This should be an excellent pitching matchup between two bitter rivals on Saturday night. For the Cubs, Thompson has allowed three runs over his last 12 innings. The White Sox answer with Cueto, who has not allowed a run in his first two starts this season. I am taking the under in this game and also like the White Sox to win.

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