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Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox

The MLB schedule is full of matchups on Tuesday night, including a series opener between a pair of rivals in the Windy City. The Chicago White Sox host the Chicago Cubs and there is always plenty of hype and anticipation for these games.

It is the Cubs that are trying to make a late run and get into the postseason, and they are heading in the right direction. The Cubs have rattled off three straight wins, but they are still just three games under the .500 mark.

The White Sox have been a major disappointment all season long as they are 19 games under the .500 mark. Chicago doesn’t really have a shot to win the AL Central Division and will likely be selling this week. 

The moneyline is set to EVEN for this matchup, and that will lead to a nice payout regardless of how you wager. 

Cubs Starting to Slug


The Chicago Cubs have started to swing the bats well over the last few weeks, especially Cody Bellinger. The former MVP leads the NL in nearly every offensive category in July and he should have a big night in this one.

Nico Hoerner and Dansby Swanson have done a great job up the middle for the Cubs, and Hoerner is also leading the team with a .273 batting average. If the Cubs continue to do some damage on offense then they won’t be easy to deal with.

Kyle Hendricks will be making this start for the Cubs, and he has gone 3-4 with a 3.38 ERA so far this season. Hendricks is one of the best pitchers in the history of the Cubs, and he knows how important this series is for his team. 

White Sox Can’t Get Outs


There are a number of problems with the Chicago White Sox this year, but their lack of pitching has been a major concern. The White Sox enter play with a team ERA of 4.59, and that just hasn’t allowed them to stay in many games.

Michael Kopech was once a highly touted prospect with the White Sox, but he has gone just 4-8 with a whopping 4.29 ERA this season. Kopech is facing a talented and hot Cubs lineup, and he might struggle to get some outs. 

Luis Robert Jr is having an MVP-level season for the White Sox as he has belted 28 home runs and driven in 57 runs. Robert hasn’t gotten a ton of help along the way, and the Cubs might be looking to pitch around him. 

Cubs Win Rivalry Game


Both teams are going to put up some offense in this game, but it will be Kyle Hendricks that keeps things under control for the Cubs. Hendricks has been pitching well over the last few months, and he has had some success against the White Sox. 

The Cubs also come into this game with some momentum, and they know that they must keep winning to stay in the race. Chicago is going to be looking for another impressive win in this one as a way to stay in the playoff race. 

Bet the Chicago Cubs at EVEN as they beat the Chicago White Sox to begin the rivalry series.

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