Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs Prediction MLB Picks 6/5/24

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

Game Info: Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)

Jameson Taillon (3-2) (2.84) vs Erick Fedde (4-1) (3.12)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -196 / Chicago White Sox +164 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs meet Wednesday in MLB action from Wrigley Field. Here’s a Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs prediction. This will be the second installment in a two-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Chicago White Sox recent form and player performance

• The Chicago Cubs recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Chicago White Sox

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Chicago Cubs

• Recent betting trends in games played between the White Sox and Cubs

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the White Sox vs Cubs game

Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

The White Sox played the Milwaukee Brewers in their last series. Chicago didn’t fare well in that one, taking a sweep with losses 12-5, 4-3 and 6-3. On Tuesday versus the Cubs, the White Sox took a tough loss 7-6. Chris Flexen put up 5.0 innings in the start with one earned on three hits and no walks.

In the Wednesday starter slot the White Sox will send out Erick Fedde. This year Fedde is 4-1 with a 3.12 ERA in 12 starts. He has 66 Ks in 69.1 innings. Fedde is 25-34 with a 5.10 ERA in 114 career games (100 starts).

Chicago Cubs Betting Preview

Over on the Cubs’ side, they took on the Cincinnati Reds in their weekend set. Chicago managed a 7-5 win in the Saturday game but otherwise took losses 5-2 and 5-4 to drop the series. On Tuesday Chicago came back from a 5-0 deficit to power out the victory. Starter Shota Imanaga had 4.1 innings with one earned on seven hits and zero walks.

It’ll be Jameson Taillon in the starter role for the Cubs on Wednesday. So far this year Taillon is 3-2 with a 2.84 ERA in eight starts with 29 Ks in 44.1 innings. Taillon is 62-47 with a 3.95 ERA in 181 games (180 starts) over his career.

White Sox vs Cubs Injury Notes

Cubs SP Jordan Wicks (forearm) pitched 3.1 innings with Triple-A Iowa on Sunday. RP Adbert Alzolay (forearm) was transferred from the 15-day Injured List to the 60-day Injured List this week.

Total Runs Facts

  • Six of the Cubs' last seven games have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • Four of the White Sox's last five night games after playing the previous day have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Cubs' last 10 games at Wrigley Field.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the White Sox's last three night games against National League opponents.

Chicago Cubs Player Prop Facts

  • Ian Happ has recorded two or more RBIs in four of the Cubs' last five night games.
  • Jameson Taillon has recorded a win in four of his last five appearances at Wrigley Field.
  • Ian Happ has scored at least one run in each of the Cubs' last five games against AL Central opponents.
  • Jameson Taillon has recorded five or more strikeouts in eight of his last nine Wednesday appearances with his team as a favorite.
  • Nico Hoerner has recorded at least one Single in six of his last seven appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Ian Happ has recorded at least one hit in each of his last seven appearances at Wrigley Field against AL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Patrick Wisdom has hit a home run in each of his last two appearances against the White Sox at Wrigley Field.
  • Nick Madrigal has recorded at least one total base in 14 of his last 16 appearances against AL Central opponents.

Chicago White Sox Player Prop Facts

  • Luis Robert has hit a home run in three of his last four road appearances with the White Sox against NL opponents.
  • Luis Robert has recorded at least one RBI in five of his last six appearances in night games against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Luis Robert has recorded at least one Single in each of his last nine road appearances against NL Central opponents.
  • Luis Robert has scored at least one run in each of his last six road appearances against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Erick Fedde has recorded six or more strikeouts in three of his last four appearances in night games.
  • Luis Robert has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 appearances against the Cubs.
  • Andrew Benintendi has recorded a Double in each of his five previous appearances against NL opponents at Wrigley Field.
  • Yoan Moncada has recorded at least one total base in 17 of his last 18 appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Chicago Cubs rank T5th in the league for triples this season (12).
  • The Chicago Cubs rank 5th in the league for walks this season (213).
  • The Chicago White Sox rank 30th in the league for home runs this season (45).
  • The Chicago White Sox rank 30th in the league for RBI's this season (166).

Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs Prediction

I’ll lean toward the Cubs here. This one depends on what the starters do, though. Taillon is 0-1 in his last three starts with nine earned runs in a combined 16.1 innings of work. As for Fedde, he’s coming off four earned runs on nine hits and four walks over 5.0 innings versus the Brewers. Prior to that Fedde had 6.1 clean frames versus the Orioles, though.

On Tuesday the Cubs got home runs from Patrick Wisdom and Christopher Morel (two runs; two hits) in the comeback victory. The bullpen was solid as well with 4.2 innings and one earned run. I like the Cubs to keep it up on Wednesday.

Andrew’s Pick Chicago Cubs -196

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