Friday, June 20, 2008

White Sox - Cubs Cross Town Classic Preview

Here we go. This is what Chicago fans have been waiting for since the season started. This series is for bragging rights. Even though one team has one a World Series (2005 Chicago White Sox) and the other team has not won anything in almost 100 years. (Chicago Cubs) The energy will be high and the tempers will deffintely be flaring.

Let's get it on!!

The Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Wrigley Field.
John Danks will be the starting pitcher for the White Sox on this day. Lefthander Danks is 4-4 this season with a 2.90 ERA.
Starting this game for the Cubs will be Ted Lilly. The lefthander has a 4.76 ERA to go along with a 7-5 record this season.

NewBodog oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 128-moneyline favorites versus the White Sox, while the game’s total has not yet been posted. The White Sox outlasted the Pirates for a 13-8 win on Thursday, as -165 favorites. The game’s 21 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (9.5). Jermaine Dye belted two home runs with six RBIs for the White Sox. Gavin Floyd improved to 8-3 with the win.
The Cubs gave up seven runs in the seventh inning on Thursday night as they fell by a final score of 8-3 to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays completed the series sweep as -147 home favorites in that contest, while the combined score went OVER the night’s posted total (8.5).

Current streak:Chicago has won 3 straight games.Chicago has lost 3 straight games.
Team records:Chicago: 41-31 SUChicago: 45-28
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3After a win are 8-2Chicago most recently:When playing on Friday are 3-7Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-6After playing Tampa Bay are 1-4After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi CubsThe total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox’s last 7 games on the roadChi White Sox are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games Chi White Sox are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi CubsChi Cubs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at homeThe total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White SoxChi Cubs are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi White SoxThe total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games at home

Next up:Chi Cubs home to Chi White Sox, Saturday, June 21

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