White Sox vs. Cubs - 8/16/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (66-48) at Chicago White Sox (54-59)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 2:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
D Haren (8-7) (3.55) vs. C Sale (10-7) (3.47)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -140 / Chicago Cubs +130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs look to sweep the Chicago White Sox Sunday afternoon.
The Chicago Cubs look to build on their nine-game winning streak. The Cubs have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Cubs have won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 123 hits and 68 RBI while Starlin Castro and Kris Bryant have combined for 112 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won seven of their last eight road games. Dan Haren gets the nod, and he’s 8-7 with a 3.55 ERA and 97 strikeouts this season. Haren is 3-2 with a 4.05 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The White Sox have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The White Sox have lost four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 125 hits and 68 RBI while Melky Cabrera and Adam Eaton have combined for 88 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have won four of their last six home games. Chris Sale takes the hill, and he’s 10-7 with a 3.47 ERA and 193 strikeouts this season. Sale is 1-0 with a 1.00 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 3-7 in their last 10 games as an underdog. The White Sox are 3-7 in their last 10 games as a favorite and 4-0 in Sales last 4 starts with 5 days of rest. The over is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago.
The Cubs have to lose eventually, right? Sale has struck out at least seven batters in his last four starts and has allowed two or less runs in five of his last eight starts. I like Sale to prevent the sweep for the White Sox.