Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox - 8/22/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago White Sox (15-11) at Chicago Cubs (16-8)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 8:15 pm (Wrigley Field)
Dylan Cease (4-1) (3.16) vs. Kyle Hendricks (3-2) (3.31)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -165 / Chicago White Sox +152 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs meet in interleague MLB action from Wrigley Field on Saturday.
The Chicago White Sox will look to build off of a 10-1 beatdown win over the Cubs last time out. Jose Abreu led the way with four RBIs coming on a pair of home runs while Luis Robert and Yasmani Grandal each had a two-run home run and Danny Mendick and Eloy Jimenez each had a solo shot to make up the White Sox scoring as a team in the win. Tim Anderson added a double and Adam Engel chipped in a 3 for 4 day at the plate to cap off the White Sox offense. Dallas Keuchel got the win to improve to 4-2 after throwing eight innings, giving up just one run on six hits while striking out three. Dylan Cease will start here and is 4-1 with a 3.16 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. This will be Cease’s first career start against the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs will look to bounce back after a disappointing showing against the rival White Sox on Friday. Nico Hoerner accounted for the lone RBI for the Cubs in the loss while Vic Caratini went 2 for 2 with a double. Albert Almora Jr. also had a pair of hits while HErnan Perez and Javier Baez each added a base hit to cap off the Cubbies’ offense as a team in defeat. Jon Lester took the loss, falling to 2-1 after allowing eight earned runs on nine hits while striking out three over 3.2 innings of work. Kyle Hendricks will start here and is 3-2 with a 3.31 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. In his career, Hendricks is 1-3 with a 3.55 ERA and 36 strikeouts against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings as well.
The White Sox tore the cover off of the ball in Friday’s matchup, but I think Hendricks comes in and subdues the White Sox offense at home as Hendricks is normally a better pitcher at Wrigley. Cease on the other hand is rolling along right now in his own right and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a pitcher’s duel brewing here. Give me the under here as my free play for this game but my stronger play is on the side and I have that available as a premium play that you can find here.