Chicago Cubs VS Chicago White Sox

MLB Baseball 08:15 PM ET

Tuesday

08/21/2020

MARQ, NSCH

Spread: Chicago Cubs -130

Over/Under: 9

Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs 8/21/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs 8/21/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs 8/21/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Chicago Cubs will skirmish with the Chicago White Sox at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, August 21, 2020 8:15 P.M, ET. Game 1 between these 2 cross city rivals as both Chicago teams duke it out at the Cub’s home field at Wrigley Field. The White Sox are having success lately winning their 5th straight game after sweeping the Tigers in a 4 game series. The White Sox are 7th in the American League with a 15-11 record, and are 3rd in the AL Central Division.

The White Sox won 7 of their last 10 games, and scored 24 total runs in their last 3 including a 9-0 win over the Tigers in their last game. Chicago’s batters turned it up a notch to outhit the Tigers 12-5 in that game. Tim Anderson got the solo homer in the 4th, while Eloy Jimenez had a 2 run home run in the 8th. Jose Abreu led the way in that game going 3 for 5 with 2 runs batted in. Lucas Gioloto was excellent on the mound throwing 7 scoreless innings. Jose Abreu has 31 hits and 19 RBIs this season at .292 batting, while Eloy Jimenez has a team high of 8 homers. The White Sox have a strong offensive game this season with a .258 BAA which is 6th in the league, with a well balanced bullpen only allowing 3.95 earned runs per game which is also 6th best in the majors. Dallas Keuchel will start for the White Sox on Friday.

Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 8/21/2020

The Chicago Cubs are also having a great season so far, with a win percentage at .667 after 24 games. They slowed down a bit recently losing 5 of their last 8 games, making 13 runs in their last 3. The Cubs were tied with the Cardinals at 2-2 after 6 innings in their last game, until Albert Almora Jr. and Wilson Contreras made 2 more runs in the 7th to steal the win. Jeremy Jeffress was awarded the win throwing 1 scoreless inning. Ian Happ is their best player for this season, making 23 hits, 14 RBIs, and 6 homers at .315 batting. The Cubs are on the lower half of the league in batting at .228 percentage which is 22nd in the league, and have a decent earned run average at .418 which is 14th best. The Cubs need to step up in terms of offense if they wish to continue their great start for this season. The Cubs are 2nd in the National League with a 16-8 record, and are 1st in the NL Central Division. Jon Lester will start for the Cubs in the opener.

Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs. MLB’s pick for the game will go to the  Chicago Cubs -130. This will be a close game between 2 rival teams that have an exciting and talented roster. The White Sox have the momentum going in this one, after their strong run dominating the Tigers. Their last shutout game shows their powerful offense, which the Cubs are lacking recently. The Cubs are 1-5 in their last 6 games at home, while the White Sox are destroying the home teams with a 9-1 record in their last road games. The Cubs will win this round to a predicted score of 7-4.

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MLB Starting Time: 8:15 PM ET

Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

Date: Friday, August 21, 2020

TV: MARQ, NSCH

MLB Odds:  Chicago Cubs -130

MLB Total: 9

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