Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/6/2014
Wednesday, May 7, 8:10 PM on ESPN, CSCh, WCIU
U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Cubs - Wood, T (2-3) vs. Chicago White Sox - Danks, J (2-2)
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Travis Wood will be looking to pick up his third win of the season when the Chicago Cubs go up against the Chicago White Sox, who will be sending John Danks to the mound.
Travis Wood had one of his better outings of the season so far last Friday when he and the Cubs were able to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5. Wood gave up just two earned runs in the game and struck out six while walking none. His ERA is a solid 3.35 now and his 8.8 K/9 is the highest strikeout rate of his career.
No one on the White Sox has hit a homer off of Wood, but Paul Konerko does have three hits and two RBI against him in six plate appearances. Adam Dunn is 0-for-3 against Wood with two strikeouts.
John Danks had a day to forget last Friday when he was beaten by the Cleveland Indians for his second loss of the season. He gave up a season-high eight runs on 10 hits while striking out three and walking three. His ERA rose over a run and a half to 5.00 in the loss.
Luis Valbuena seems to like facing Danks as he is 3-for-4 with an RBI and a walk against him in his career. Darwin Barney hasn't had that type of luck, going just 1-for-5 with a strikeout against the lefty.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 15-13-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.2
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago White Sox are 19-12-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago White Sox is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
05/03/14 CF Ryan Sweeney Hamstring 15-day DL (5/3)
04/27/14 P Jose Veras Oblique 15-day DL (4/25)
04/24/14 CF Justin Ruggiano Hamstring 15-day DL (4/24)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
03/28/14 P Kyuji Fujikawa Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Chicago White Sox
05/04/14 LF Adam Eaton Hamstring 15-day DL (5/3)
04/27/14 3B Conor Gillaspie Hand 15-day DL (4/22)
04/22/14 P Chris Sale Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/19/14 P Felipe Paulino Shoulder 15-day DL (4/19)
04/10/14 RF Avisail Garcia Shoulder 60-day DL (4/9); out for season
04/04/14 P Nate Jones Hip 60-day DL (4/4)
03/30/14 2B Jeff Keppinger Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox
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