Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs Prediction MLB Picks 6/4/24

Chicago Cubs (29-31) vs Chicago White Sox (15-45)

Game Info: Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)

Shota Imanaga (5-1) (1.86) vs Chris Flexen (2-5) (5.50)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -286 / Chicago White Sox +235 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs meet Sunday in MLB action from Wrigley Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Chicago White Sox will send out Chris Flexen for the start here and Flexen is 2-5 with a 5.50 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. In his career, Flexen is 0-1 with a 9.24 ERA and 7 strikeouts against the Cubs. The Chicago Cubs will trot out Shota Imanaga here and Imanaga is 5-1 with a 1.86 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. This will be Imanaga’s first career start against the White Sox.

Chicago White Sox Recap

The Chicago White Sox will be out to snap a losing streak that’s hit double-digits after being swept by the Brewers over the weekend thanks to a 6-3 loss in Sunday’s series finale. The sweep for the White Sox followed up sweeps against the Blue Jays and Orioles in the last week and a half as well.

White Sox Struggling At the Dish

Gavin Sheets leads the White Sox with a .237 batting average and a .343 OBP along with a team-high 14 doubles and 22 RBIs while Andrew Vaughn also has 4 homers and 19 RBIs and Andrew Benintendi has 4 home runs and 18 RBIs with Vaughn logging 11 doubles as well as Sheets chipping in a team-high 41 hits. Paul DeJong also has a team-high 9 home runs and 20 RBIs with a team-high 63 strikeouts as well this season.

Why the Chicago White Sox will win

  • The White Sox have won each of their last seven games at Wrigley Field against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Cubs have lost six of their last seven games as favorites.
  • The Cubs have failed to cover the run line in 16 of their last 17 games as favorites.
  • The road team has covered the run line in each of the last six games between the White Sox and Cubs.
  • The White Sox have led after 3 innings in five of their last seven games as underdogs against National League opponents.
  • The White Sox have led after 5 innings in three of their last four games as underdogs against National League opponents.

Chicago Cubs Recap

The Chicago Cubs come into this one looking to rebound from another series loss after a 5-2 loss in Sunday’s rubber match against the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs’ series loss to Cincinnati followed losses to Milwaukee and St. Louis over the last week and a half.

Cubs Having Issues In Their Own Right

Nico Hoerner leads the Cubs with 53 hits, 13 doubles and a .262 batting average while Christopher Morel has a team-high 10 home runs and 35 RBIs. Michael Busch has 8 homers with 23 RBIs but also has the unfortunate distinction of leading the Cubs with 67 strikeouts as well this season. Cody Bellinger also has 8 homers and 27 RBIs as well this season.

Why the Chicago Cubs will win

  • The White Sox have lost each of their last 11 games.
  • The Cubs have won nine of their last 10 night games at Wrigley Field following a home loss.
  • The Cubs have covered the run line in each of their last six night games following a loss.
  • The White Sox have failed to cover the run line in 10 of their last 11 games.
  • The White Sox have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last seven night games against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • The White Sox have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last four games against opponents that held a losing record.

Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs Prediction

I’m on the under here. I just don’t trust the White Sox offensively and it really can’t get much worse for Imanaga after getting shelled in his last outing. On the other side, even with Chris Flexen having issues in his own right for the White Sox, I feel he can have a decent start against a White Sox lineup that’s had more than it’s fair share of concerns as well this season. Give me the under in this one.

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

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