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    The Chicago White Sox (48-72) will look to sweep the Chicago Cubs (61-58) on Wednesday at Wrigley Field. The White Sox lead 1-0, but are underdogs (+142) against the Cubs (-167) in the matchup, which begins at 8:05 PM ET. The Cubs’ Javier Assad starts against the White Sox’s Mike Clevinger.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. White Sox

    • Game Day: Wednesday, August 16, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Cubs vs White Sox Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cubs -167 10.5

    How Do I Watch the Cubs vs. the White Sox?

    • TV Channel: MARQ

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs rank 13th in baseball with 145 total home runs.
    • The Cubs have the ninth-best batting average in the majors (.255).
    • The Cubs rank fifth in MLB with an on-base percentage of .332.
    • The Cubs strike out 9.0 times per game, the No. 21 average in baseball.
    • The Cubs average 1.3 homers per game when playing at home this season (77 total in home outings).
    • The Cubs are slugging .432 with 3.0 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team averages 8.9 hits per game and is batting .264 at home this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Nico Hoerner has an OPS of .747, fueled by an OBP of .341 and a team-best slugging percentage of .406 this season. He has a .283 batting average.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in baseball, he ranks 21st in batting average, 50th in on-base percentage, and 102nd in slugging.
    • Hoerner has picked up at least one hit in seven games in a row. During his last 10 outings he is batting .324 with two doubles, a home run, six walks and an RBI.
    • Cody Bellinger leads the Cubs in OBP (.377) and total hits (108) this season. He’s batting .325 while slugging .551.
    • Among qualified hitters, he ranks fourth in batting average, 13th in on-base percentage and eighth in slugging percentage.
    • Jeimer Candelario is batting .274 with a .493 slugging percentage and 56 RBI this year.
    • Ian Happ has been key for Chicago with 100 hits, an OBP of .363 plus a slugging percentage of .405.

    White Sox Stats & Trends

    White Sox Batting

    • The White Sox rank 21st in Major League Baseball with 130 home runs.
    • The White Sox have a team batting average of .237 this season, which ranks 22nd among MLB teams.
    • The White Sox have an on-base percentage of .294 this season, which ranks last in the league.
    • The White Sox rank 19th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.9 whiffs per contest.
    • They’ve hit 68 homers, an average of 1.1 per game, in 62 road contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .383 in away games this season with 179 extra-base hits.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .233 with 8.1 base hits per contest.

    White Sox Key Batters

    • Luis Robert has a team-high slugging percentage (.568) while leading the White Sox in hits (118). He’s batting .273 and with an on-base percentage of .326.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, he ranks 40th in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 81st and he is sixth in slugging.
    • Robert hopes to build on an eight-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last 10 outings he is batting .306 with two doubles, a triple, three home runs, two walks and six RBI.
    • Andrew Vaughn has 24 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 29 walks while batting .252. He’s slugging .428 with an on-base percentage of .315.
    • Including all qualified players, his batting average places him 89th, his on-base percentage is 102nd, and he is 77th in slugging.
    • Andrew Benintendi has a team-high .334 on-base percentage.
    • Eloy Jimenez is batting .274 with 14 doubles, 14 home runs and 21 walks.

    Cubs vs. White Sox Probable Pitchers

    Javier Assad (CHC) Pitcher Mike Clevinger (CHW)
    2 – 2 W/L 5 – 5
    60.2 IP 78.2
    3.12 ERA 3.55
    1.269 WHIP 1.297
    6.7 K/9 7.3
    3.9 BB/9 3.4

    Cubs vs. White Sox Injury Updates

    • Cubs: Marcus Stroman: 15 Day IL (Hip), Brandon Hughes: 60 Day IL (Knee), Brad Boxberger: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Nick Burdi: 60 Day IL (Appendicitis), Ethan Roberts: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Codi Heuer: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • White Sox: Seby Zavala: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Garrett Crochet: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Liam Hendriks: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Romy Gonzalez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Matt Foster: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Tim Anderson: day-to-day (Neck)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Cubs and White Sox (Last 10 Games)


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