3 reasons why you should bet on the Cubs to beat the White Sox on Wednesday night

Breaking down why the Cubs can beat the White Sox on Wednesday.

Jul 25, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs left fielder Ian Happ (8) is congratulated by
Jul 25, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs left fielder Ian Happ (8) is congratulated by / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
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Game 2 of the Crosstown Classic is set to take place on Wednesday night.

The Chicago Cubs have a chance to gain bragging rights over the White Sox after grabbing the 7-3 victory in Game 1 on Tuesday.

Can they pull off the two game sweep? I certainly think they can.

Let's find out what the oddsmakers think.

Cubs vs. White Sox odds, run line, and total

Cubs vs. White Sox prediction and pick

I think that no matter what area you look at, the Cubs have a significant advantage in this game and should be favored by more than what they are. Let's dive into it:

1. Cubs offense has been hotter

Over the last 30 days, the Cubs have been significantly better than the White Sox in virtually every offensive statistic. In OPS, for example, the Cubs come in at 11th at .760 over the last 30 days while the White Sox come in at 26th at .681.

2. Marcus Stroman is much better than Lance Lynn

This one is obvious and an objective fact that you can't argue against. Marcus Stroman enters the game with a 3.09 ERA while Lance Lynn enters are 6.18. You could argue that Stroman might be over-performing this season, but no matter what way you look at it, the Cubs have the advantage in the starting pitcher category.

3. Cubs bullpen is stronger

Finally, once both teams turn to their bullpens, the Cubs will have an advantage as well. Over the last 30 days, the Cubs have a bullpen ERA of 3.95 compared to the White Sox at 4.94.

With all of that in mind, the Cubs seem like the obvious bet tonight to complete the two-game series sweep in the Crosstown Classic.


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