The Cubs and White Sox lock horns in the opening contest of a two-game set at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago this Saturday night. They meet for the second and final time in 2022, and the Chi Sox swept the Cubbies in a two-game series at Wrigley Field earlier this month. Let’s see what’s the best Cubs vs White Sox betting pick for Saturday, as the hosts aim for their fourth consecutive victory over their city rivals.
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Cubs vs White Sox Betting Pick
This game will be played at Guaranteed Rate Field at 7:15 PM ET on Saturday, May 28, 2022.
Why Bet The White Sox:
✅ Johhny Cueto will take the hill for the Chi Sox, and in his first two starts of the 2022 season, the 36-year-old right-hander has done an excellent job. Through 12 innings of work, Cueto hasn’t allowed a single run on eight hits and four walks while punching out 12. He dominated the Yankees across six frames in a no-decision this past Sunday.
✅ Keegan Thompson will get the ball for the Cubs. The 27-year-old righty is 4-0 with a 1.54 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in two starts and eight relief appearances this season (35 innings pitched), but the current White Sox are slashing .392/.440/.524 in 23 at-bats against him. Thompson has thrown more than four innings only once in 2022, while the Cubbies’ bullpen has registered an awful 7.67 ERA and 5.63 FIP over the last seven days.
✅ The White Sox have dominated the Cubs in the last couple of years. They are undefeated in three straight contests against the Cubbies while going 7-1 over their previous eight encounters. The Chi Sox have scored a whopping 30 runs in their last three home tilts against the Cubs.
The Cubs are coming off an embarrassing 20-5 defeat at the Cincinnati Reds last Thursday. It was their second loss in a row, as the Cubs split a four-game NL Central set at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
The Cubbies fell to 18-26 on the season. They’ve won just three of their previous nine games overall. The Cubs are tallying 4.36 runs per contest (12th in the majors) on a .234/.313/.385 triple-slash (.238/.309/.382 league average) while surrendering 4.55 runs in a return (21st).
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox just dropped a three-game home set against the Red Sox. They sandwiched a 3-1 victory with a pair of heavy losses, 16-3 and 16-7. The 22-22 White Sox are now laying at the second spot in the AL Central, four and a half games behind Minnesota.
The Cho Sox’s offense has been terrible for most of the season. It’s averaging only 3.66 runs per game (26th in the MLB) on a .234/.290/.360 slash line. On the other side of the ball, the White Sox are yielding 4.61 runs per contest (24th).