Sunday Night Baseball this week features the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs to wrap up a three-game series at Wrigley Field. The White Sox have won the first two games against the Cubs and will be looking to complete the sweep on the road.
The White Sox enter play on Sunday night with a record of 65-46, and they have a massive lead in the AL Central Division. This team has been dealing with plenty of injuries, and getting fully healthy will be the number one goal this season.
Things were looking good for the Cubs through the month of June, but it all came apart in a hurry. The Cubs are now just 52-60 on the season, and they are in the process of rebuilding the roster.
The Chicago White Sox are the betting favorites at -180 in the series finale on Sunday night.
Starting Pitching Powering the Sox
The offense was supposed to carry the White Sox in 2021, but injuries have not allowed it to be as lethal as possible. Instead, it has been the starting rotation leading the way, and the White Sox have given up just one run from its starters in this series.
Dylan Cease is set to start on Sunday night, and he has gone 8-6 with a 3.92 ERA. The White Sox also have one of the best bullpens in baseball, and they are great at protecting a lead.
Jose Abreu continues to torment Cubs pitching, and he leads the White Sox with 21 home runs and 83 RBIs on the year. The White Sox can score runs in a hurry, and they have plenty of big bats in that lineup.
Cubs Struggling to Score
The Cubs traded three of their best offensive players away at the Trade Deadline, and they have not been a good offensive team since that point. Chicago is a team that strikes out way too much, and they are hitting just .228 as a team.
Patrick Wisdom and Willson Contreras do have some power, combining for 33 home runs this season. Both of those players will be a key on Sunday night if the Cubs are going to snap the losing streak.
Zach Davies is set to start for the Cubs on Sunday, and he has been too inconsistent this season. Davies has gone 6-8 with a 4.79 ERA, and he will need to pitch well on Sunday night.
White Sox Sweep the Cubs
This Cubs team is almost unrecognizable at this point, and their lineup continues to feature young and unproven players. It takes plenty of offense to beat the White Sox, and that is something that Cubs just don’t do very well.
The White Sox appear to be on a mission to win a World Series this season, and they have been playing great baseball in this series. This is a chance to really beat down their biggest rival, and the Southside team will be up for the challenge.
The White Sox will complete the sweep on Sunday night, continuing a rough few weeks for Cubs fans. Bet the Chicago White Sox -1.5 on Sunday Night Baseball as they win this game by at least two runs.
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