Table of Contents

    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.

    It’s time to get your parents, spouse, co-workers, third cousin and mailman together again. MLB pools are back! Hit your own home run with RunYourPool today.
    Start here >

    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)

    Previous

    Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Betting Preview | August 16

    Next

    Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Guardians MLB Betting Preview | August 17

    About Author

    Matt K

    Matt is the Social Media Manager at RYP and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. He has experience managing social media accounts with agencies, small brands, and large companies. He’s a diehard New England sports fanatic, and if he’s not watching the Celtics, he can be found roaming around Boston discovering all that the city has to offer.

    MLB Baseball Pools

    MLB Pick'em

    Featured

    Baseball Squares Pool (MLB Postseason Only)

    MLB Pick'em

    Featured

    Baseball Squares Pool (MLB Postseason Only)

    MLB Pick'em

    Featured

    Baseball Survivor Pool

    MLB Pick'em

    Featured

    English Premier League (EPL) Survivor Football (Soccer) Pool

    Soccer Pick'em

    Featured

    World Cup Survivor Pool

    Pick'em

    Featured

    Check Also