White Sox Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 28, 2022

Written By Staff on May 27, 2022

The Chicago White Sox (22-22) host the Chicago Cubs (18-26) on Saturday to begin a two-game series, with the first pitch at 7:15 PM ET at Guaranteed Rate Field. The White Sox head into the matchup after a series loss to the Red Sox, and the Cubs are coming off a series split with the Reds. Johnny Cueto starts for the White Sox (-140 to win), and Keegan Thompson is the Cubs’ (+120) choice to start.

The betting insights in this article reference odds valid as of May 28, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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White Sox vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Cueto (CHW) Pitcher Thompson (CHC)
0 – 0 W/L 4 – 0
12.0 IP 35.0
0.00 ERA 1.54
1.000 WHIP 1.000
9 K/9 8
3 BB/9 2.6

White Sox Probable Starter Johnny Cueto

  • Cueto (0-0) makes the start for the White Sox, his third of the season.
  • The righty last pitched on Sunday against the New York Yankees, when he tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings while giving up six hits.
  • In two appearances this season, he has a .00 ERA and 9 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Cueto is looking to build on a second-game quality start streak in this matchup.
  • The opposing Cubs offense has the 15th-ranked slugging percentage (.385) and ranks 15th in MLB play with 44 home runs. It has a collective .234 batting average, and is 23rd in MLB with 341 total hits and 13th in MLB play scoring 192 runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 28, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Cueto

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jonathan Villar 12 .167 2 0 0 .333 .583
Andrelton Simmons 6 .333 2 0 0 .429 1.096
Willson Contreras 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ian Happ 4 .250 1 0 0 .500 1.000
P.J. Higgins 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Patrick Wisdom 2 1.000 2 2 3 1.000 5.000

Cubs Probable Starter Keegan Thompson

  • Thompson will get the start for the Cubs, his third of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, throwing 3 2/3 innings of relief while giving up one earned run and allowing two hits.
  • He has pitched to a 1.54 ERA this season with 8 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.6 walks per nine across 10 games.
  • The White Sox have scored 160 runs this season, which ranks 28th in MLB. They are batting .233 for the campaign with 39 home runs, 22nd in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 28, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Stats vs Thompson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
AJ Pollock 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
José Abreu 4 .500 2 0 2 .500 1.250
Tim Anderson 3 .667 2 1 1 .750 2.750
Yasmani Grandal 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Andrew Vaughn 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Gavin Sheets 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000
Jake Burger 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000
Yoán Moncada 1 1.000 1 0 1 1.000 2.000
Reese McGuire 1 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Adam Engel 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

White Sox Betting Trends

  • The White Sox have a 17-13 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 56.7% of those games).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -140 or shorter, the White Sox have a record of 9-9 (50%).
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the White Sox a 58.3% chance to win.
  • The White Sox have played in 44 games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 17 times (17-24-3).
  • The White Sox have a 21-23-0 record ATS this season.
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • This season, the Cubs have been the underdog 29 times and won 12, or 41.4%, of those games.
  • The Cubs have a record of 8-10, a 44.4% win rate, when they’re set as the underdog by +120 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • The Cubs have a 45.5% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Games involving the Cubs have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 20 of 44 chances this season.
  • The Cubs are 23-21-0 against the spread this season.

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Tim Anderson has an on-base percentage of .401, a slugging percentage of .516, and has 57 hits, all club-highs for the White Sox. He’s hitting .363 with nine doubles, five home runs and six walks.
  • Among the qualified batters in baseball, Anderson’s batting average ranks second, his on-base percentage ranks eighth, and he is 17th in the league in slugging.
  • Jose Abreu has 11 doubles, five home runs and 20 walks while batting .231.
  • Among qualifying batters, Abreu’s batting average ranks 117th, his on-base percentage ranks 79th, and he is 97th in the league in slugging.
  • Abreu has hit safely in six straight games. During his last 10 outings he is batting .371 with six doubles, two home runs, eight walks and seven RBI.
  • Andrew Vaughn is hitting .284 with five doubles, five home runs and six walks.
  • Gavin Sheets is batting .207 with three doubles, four home runs and 10 walks.

White Sox Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tim Anderson 157 .363 24 5 19 .401 .917
José Abreu 156 .231 21 5 19 .324 .721
Yasmani Grandal 135 .163 6 2 9 .269 .491
Leury García 115 .191 10 2 11 .202 .480
Gavin Sheets 111 .207 7 4 10 .279 .621
A.J. Pollock 106 .217 11 2 10 .248 .588
Adam Engel 100 .220 14 1 5 .278 .608
Andrew Vaughn 95 .284 11 5 18 .343 .838
Josh Harrison 87 .184 12 0 3 .260 .547
Jake Burger 79 .228 7 3 11 .271 .638

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Ian Happ has an OPS of .828, fueled by an OBP of .386 and a team-best slugging percentage of .442 this season.
  • Among all qualified batters in the majors, Happ’s batting average is 42nd, his on-base percentage is 16th, and he is 51st in slugging.
  • Willson Contreras has 32 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .389.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Contreras’ batting average puts him 62nd, his on-base percentage is 14th, and he is 29th in slugging.
  • Seiya Suzuki has 34 hits this season and has a slash line of .245/.344/.432.
  • Frank Schwindel has been key for Chicago with 35 hits, an OBP of .265 plus a slugging percentage of .390.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Frank Schwindel 154 .227 15 6 21 .265 .655
Patrick Wisdom 143 .217 26 10 23 .280 .763
Seiya Suzuki 139 .245 20 4 21 .344 .776
Ian Happ 138 .275 24 5 25 .386 .828
Willson Contreras 123 .260 25 6 15 .389 .869
Jonathan Villar 113 .239 13 2 12 .279 .615
Rafael Ortega 105 .219 12 1 6 .317 .622
Nico Hoerner 101 .277 7 3 13 .298 .724
Alfonso Rivas 75 .227 9 2 12 .348 .708
Christopher Morel 32 .312 7 2 4 .405 .967

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