Cubs vs White Sox Prediction - MLB Picks 7/26/23

Chicago White Sox (41-61) vs Chicago Cubs (49-51)

Game Info: Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 8:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)

Lance Lynn (6-9) (6.18) vs Marcus Stroman (10-7) (3.09)

Betting Odds: Chicago White Sox -111 / Chicago Cubs -111 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago White Sox will host the Chicago Cubs for game two of their interleague series. The Cubs controlled all of game one to win by four, 7-3.

Cubs Betting Preview

Chicago comes in at 49-51 after taking down the White Sox. The Cubs came into the Southside with bad intentions last night, and they’ll look to double up here. The Chicago offense is scoring 4.12 runs per game, while batting .243, with a .323 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.18 ERA, with a 1.28 WHIP. Cody Bellinger did his part in game one with a pair of home runs, and he’s leading the Cubs in batting (.302), with eleven homers and 31 RBI. Nico Hoerner recorded a base knock in the game one loss to extend his team-lead in hits to 94, with 45 RBI. Christopher Morel collected three hits in last night’s defeat, and he leads Chicago in home runs (15), with 38 RBI. 

Marcus Stroman (10-7, 2.96 ERA, 98 Ks) will get the call for Chicago. The ninth-year pitcher had a tough time with St. Louis last week, allowing five runs in 3.2 innings to take his seventh loss. Stroman has cooled off since being robbed of an All-Star spot, but this is the type of inner-city matchup you can count on him to get up for. 

White Sox Betting Preview

Chicago enters at 41-61 after falling to the Cubs. The White Sox have now dropped four straight, and they’ve realistically become one of the worst teams in the league this season, even trailing Detroit in division play. The Chicago offense is 4.72 scoring runs per game, while batting .235, with a .292 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 5.72 ERA, with a 1.21 WHIP. Luis Robert supplied the lone run in the game two loss with a seventh-inning shot, and he leads Chicago in hits (100), home runs (28), and RBI (57). Andrew Benintendi has multiple hits in three of the previous five games, and he leads the Sox in batting (.287). 

Lance Lynn (6-9, 6.18 ERA, 139 Ks) will get the call in for Chicago. The veteran hurler was lit up in Minnesota last week, allowing six runs in 6.2 innings pitched en route to his ninth loss. Lynn has been a poster boy for inconsistency this season, as you truly never know how the big man is going to go out and produce. Lynn has done well in his previous Crosstown Classic matchups, but he’s just hard to gauge at this point. 

Cubs vs White Sox Trends

The Cubs are 60-41 ATS this year, with a 52-40-8 over/under record. The White Sox are 51-50 against the spread this season, with a 48-50-2 O/U record. 

Corey’s Free Pick

The Cubs have now won six of their last seven, while their inner-city counterparts have dropped six of their previous seven, and with the Stro Show set to go in a hostile Southside environment, I like the visitors doubling up here. As pesky as the White Sox have been, they’ve played themselves out of the playoff picture, while the Cubbies are showing lots of fight. Back the Cubs to take this Windy City Showdown.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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