Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs - 8/15/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (65-48) at Chicago White Sox (54-58)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 7:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
J Arrieta (13-6) (2.38) vs. J Quintana (6-9) (3.59)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +121 / Chicago Cubs -131 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The battle for the Windy City continues with Chicago Cubs visiting the Chicago White Sox.
The Chicago Cubs have easily been playing their best baseball of the season and now have their sights set on second in the National League Central. The Cubs racked up their 8th straight win with a 6-5 victory versus the White Sox Friday. Starter Kyle Hendricks gave up all five runs on eight hits over 3.1 frames with four relievers putting up zeros. The Cubbies logged ten hits with Chris Coghlan smacking two bombs and driving in four while Anthony Rizzo went solo. Jake Arrieta faces off with the rival White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Friday action. Arrieta is shooting for his third consecutive shutout after allowing six hits and five BB over 14.2 frames.
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The Chicago White Sox are looking to keep the wins rolling in when they take the field with the Cubs Friday. The White Sox saw their three game winning streak end Friday as the work on the mound couldn’t get the job done. The struggles of Jeff Samardzija continued with all six runs given up on nine hits including three homers through six innings of work. The offense logged ten hits and walked five times with Adam Eaton going deep and driving in two with Avisail Garcia driving in two on a double. Left hander Jose Quintana looks to get back in the win column after a 5-4 loss at Kansas City. Quintana gave up four runs on eight hits and a pair of free passes covering 6.2 innings.
The Cubs are 14-2 in their last 16 overall and are 14-2 in their last 16 games on grass while going 16-5 in their last 21 games as a favorite. The over is 13-3 in White Sox last 16 on grass and is 13-3 in their last 16 overall while the under is 7-2-1 in their last 10 interleague games. The under is 13-6-3 in the last 22 meetings. Neither guy gives up much so right now I lean under…