Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs 5/13/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 13, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. Kyle Hendricks
The Chicago White Sox visit Wrigley Field on Sunday, May 13, 2018 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Lucas Giolito for the White Sox and Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +243 and Chicago at -266. The White Sox have a 18-15-2 over/under record and a 18-17-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 18-17-0 against the run line and have a 15-19-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 18-15-2 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 18-17-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 15-19-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 18-17-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
05/11/18 LF Nicky Delmonico Quad is "?" Saturday vs Chicago Cubs
05/06/18 3B Yoan Moncada Hamstring 10-day DL (05/05)
04/26/18 RF Avisail Garcia Hamstring 10-day DL (04/24)
04/24/18 P Danny Farquhar Head 60-day DL (04/21)
04/23/18 P Miguel Gonzalez Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (04/23)
03/29/18 P Carlos Rodon Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 C Kevan Smith Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
05/08/18 RF Jason Heyward Concussion 7-day DL (05/08)
05/07/18 P Yu Darvish Virus 10-day DL (05/05)
04/21/18 P Eddie Butler Groin 10-day DL (04/20)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 9-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 7.25 and a WHIP of 1.67 this season. He has 21 strikeouts over his 36 innings pitched and he's given up 35 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .286 against the bullpen and they've struck out 135 hitters and walked 62 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.32. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 329 base hits and 185 earned runs. They have allowed 42 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 160 batters and struck out 253. They have walked 4.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.56 and their FIP as a unit is 4.99.
As a team Chicago is hitting .244, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .303. He has 33 hits this season in 132 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .455 and an OPS+ of 105. Jose Abreu is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 37 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 132 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .492. The White Sox have 292 hits, including 55 doubles and 44 home runs. Chicago has walked 102 times so far this season and they have struck out 328 times as a unit. They have left 232 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 3.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 138 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 20-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.02, Kyle Hendricks has a 3-2 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 32 strikeouts over the 44.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 37 hits. He's allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.63 and they have given up 100 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 129 batters and walked 61 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 268 base knocks and 121 earned runs this season. They have given up 35 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 153 hitters and struck out 302 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 9th in the league. The Cubs hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .434. He has 35 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 116 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .612 with an OPS+ of 179. Kyle Schwarber is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .376. He has collected 27 hits in 100 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 144 and a slugging percentage of .540. The Cubs as a unit have 323 base hits, including 70 doubles and 42 homers. Chicago has walked 116 times this year and they have struck out on 298 occasions. They have had 268 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 5.4 runs per game and totaled 189 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -266
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