Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox - 7/25/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (39-57) at Chicago Cubs (51-47)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
C Rodon (1-3) (5.76) vs. J Lackey (6-9) (5.04)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -210 / Chicago White Sox +194 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, CSCH
Chicago’s Crosstown Classic continues on Tuesday as the White Sox and the Cubs meet up again at Wrigley Field.
In Monday’s opener, the White Sox secured a 3-1 win, out-hitting the Cubs 10-9 on the afternoon.
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For the Tuesday, game, the White Sox will be bringing out LHP Carlos Rodon. In his 20.1 innings and 1-3 record this year, Rodon has a 5.75 ERA with 20 Ks and 15 BBs.
The Sox have some solid hitters on their roster. Jose Abreu came into this series with 111 hits, 55 runs, 16 homers and 60 RBI, while Melky Cabrera had 109 hits, 52 runs, 13 homers and 56 RBI. On Monday, Cabrera had a hit and a run; Abreu had two hits and an RBI.
Over on the Cubs’ side, they’re going with RHP John Lackey in this game. This year in 103.2 innings, Lackey has a 6-9 record with a 5.04 ERA and 87 Ks.
The Cubs have some big hitters as well. Kris Bryant came into this set with 92 hits, 63 runs, 19 homers and 42 RBI, while Anthony Rizzo had 89 hits, 56 runs, 23 homers and 62 RBI. Bryant and Rizzo each had a hit on Monday.
The White Sox are 3-7 in their last 10 Tuesday games, and 1-5 in their last six during game two of a series. The White Sox are also 4-9 in Rodon’s last 13 road starts and 2-6 in Rodon’s last eight starts in game two of a series.
Meanwhile, the Cubs are 4-1 in the last five during game two of a series, and 18-6 in their last 24 games versus a left-handed starter. The Cubs are also 6-0 in Lackey’s last six Tuesday starts and 5-2 in Lackey’s last seven home starts versus a team with a losing record.
Over his last two starts, Rodon has been getting shelled. He’s given up 11 earned on 12 hits in 9.0 innings during that span. As for Lackey, He coughed up eight earned in 5.1 innings versus the Nats, but has since calmed down on four earned in 11.0 innings in two starts. Realistically, most signs point to a Cubs win here, so I’ll take them.