Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/6/14
Chicago White Sox (15-17) at Chicago Cubs (11-18)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
Hector Noesi (R) (0-1) (9.809) vs. Edwin Jackson (R) (2-2) (5.242)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -141 / Chicago White Sox +131 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CHI, WGN
The Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs will meet again Tuesday night in an interleague matchup. The White Sox win Monday’s meeting in the 12th inning, 3-1.
The White Sox have now split their last eight games and are one game back from a .500 record. The White Sox have been streaky all season long and came into Monday with the 28th worst team ERA in the big leagues. However, the White Sox have toned things down a little, allowing three or less runs in three straight games. Offensively, Jose Abreu has five homers and 14 RBI in his last 10 games. Getting the start for the White Sox on Tuesday will be Hector Noesi, who is 0-2 with a 11.12 ERA and has nine strikeouts in 11.2 innings. Noesi has pitched just one career inning against the Cubs.
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The Cubs have lost seven of their last 11 games and drop to 11-19 on the season overall. The Cubs problem continues to be their struggle to score runs, as they’ve produced three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Cubs are just 2-13 this season when scoring three or less runs. Anthony Rizzo leads the Cubs with six homeruns and 16 RBI, and he has a five-game hitting streak going. Getting the nod Tuesday will be Edwin Jackson, who is 2-2 with a 5.24 ERA and has 26 strikeouts in 34.1 innings. Jackson is 1-4 with a 6.60 ERA in eight career starts against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 21-53 in their last 74 road games and 20-48 in their last 68 games as a road underdog. The Cubs are 2-5 in Jackson's last 7 starts vs. a team with a losing record and 3-13 in Jackson's last 16 starts.
Neither pitcher has been all that great this season, which makes sense to take the team getting the plus money. On top of that, Jackson has been absolutley horrible against the White Sox in his career. The White Sox are the overall better team and should win this game. Getting extra money on the side is just a bonus.