White Sox Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 3, 2022

Written By Staff on May 2, 2022

The Chicago White Sox (9-13) visit the Chicago Cubs (9-13) on Tuesday to start a two-game series, with the first pitch at 7:40 PM ET at Wrigley Field. The White Sox enter the matchup after a series split with the Angels, and the Cubs are coming off a series loss to the Brewers. Michael Kopech starts for the White Sox (-136 to win), and Scott Effross is the Cubs’ (+115) pick to start.

The betting insights in this article reference odds valid as of May 3, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET.

Claim Caesars Sportsbook $1,100 Bonus Make your first bet and you’ll get a free bet back if it loses for up to $1,100. Promo Code: LEGALCZR

White Sox vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Kopech (CHW) Pitcher Effross (CHC)
0 – 0 W/L 0 – 0
19.0 IP 10.0
1.42 ERA 1.80
0.947 WHIP 0.800
8.5 K/9 10.8
4.3 BB/9 0.9

White Sox Probable Starter Michael Kopech

  • Kopech gets the start for the White Sox, his fifth of the season. He is 0-0 with a 1.42 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 19 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander’s last time out was on Thursday against the Kansas City Royals, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up three hits.
  • In four games this season, the 26-year-old has an ERA of 1.42, with 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • He will match up with a Cubs offense that ranks 12th in MLB with 177 total hits (on a .246 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .382 (12th in MLB) with 17 total home runs (22nd in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 3, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Kopech

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Frank Schwindel 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ian Happ 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Willson Contreras 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Patrick Wisdom 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Rafael Ortega 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 3.000
Jason Heyward 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cubs Probable Starter Scott Effross

  • Effross gets the nod for the Cubs and will make his first start of the season.
  • The 28-year-old righty will start for the first time this campaign after pitching in relief 10 times.
  • He has pitched to a 1.80 ERA this season with 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 0.9 walks per nine across 10 games.
  • The White Sox rank 27th in MLB with 71 runs scored this season. They have a .216 batting average this campaign with 19 home runs (17th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 3, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Stats vs Effross

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Leury García 11 .364 4 1 4 .364 1.091
José Abreu 11 .545 6 1 3 .545 1.545
Josh Harrison 7 .286 2 0 0 .444 .730
Tim Anderson 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
AJ Pollock 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Yasmani Grandal 2 .500 1 0 1 .500 1.000

White Sox Betting Trends

  • The White Sox have compiled a 9-8 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 52.9% of those games).
  • The White Sox have a record of 3-5 when they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -136 or shorter (37.5%).
  • The implied moneyline probablility for this matchup gives the White Sox a 57.6% chance to win.
  • The White Sox have combined with their opponents to hit the over on the total 10 times this season for a 10-11-1 record against the over/under.
  • The White Sox have covered 40.9% of their games this season, going 9-13-0 against the spread.
RANK
OPERATOR
BONUS
INFO
ACTION
1
UP TO $1,050 FREE
New User Bonus. T&Cs Apply.
UFC 276 Optin Promo: Bet $5, Get $100
PLUS $50 Free On Deposit 
PLUS Up to $1,000 Deposit Bonus
To Claim: Click Play Now
2
$1,500
Risk Free Bet
Up to $1,500 Risk Free Bet
Weekly Odds Boosts
Use Promo Code: BETODDS15

Cubs Betting Trends

  • This season, the Cubs have won seven out of the 16 games, or 43.8%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • This season, the Cubs have won five of their nine games, or 55.6%, when they’re the underdog by at least +115 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 46.5% chance of a victory for the Cubs.
  • The Cubs and their opponents have hit the over in 10 of their 22 games with a total this season.
  • The Cubs are 11-11-0 against the spread this season.

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Tim Anderson has put up a team-high OBP (.346) and slugging percentage (.513), while pacing the White Sox in hits (25). He’s batting .329 with five doubles, three home runs and a walk.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB play, Anderson ranks 13th in batting average, 52nd in on-base percentage, and 21st in slugging.
  • Andrew Vaughn is hitting .269 with three doubles, four home runs and five walks.
  • Luis Robert has two doubles, three home runs and a walk while hitting .246.
  • Jose Abreu has three doubles, two home runs and 10 walks while batting .213.
  • Abreu heads into this game on a five-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .294 with three walks and an RBI.

White Sox Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tim Anderson 76 .329 13 3 8 .346 .859
José Abreu 75 .213 10 2 7 .314 .647
Yasmani Grandal 65 .154 2 1 6 .253 .484
Luis Robert 61 .246 9 3 6 .258 .684
Jake Burger 56 .232 5 2 6 .254 .629
Gavin Sheets 54 .222 4 1 2 .276 .591
Andrew Vaughn 52 .269 5 4 11 .356 .914
Leury García 51 .118 5 1 3 .151 .367
Josh Harrison 43 .186 6 0 2 .239 .565
Adam Engel 38 .184 3 0 1 .262 .525

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Seiya Suzuki leads Chicago in slugging percentage (.528) and total hits (20) this season.
  • Of all qualified batters in the majors, Suzuki is 42nd in batting average, 21st in on-base percentage and 16th in slugging percentage.
  • Ian Happ is slashing .303/.420/.439 this season and leads the Cubs with an OPS of .859.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Happ ranks 24th in batting average, 11th in on-base percentage and 49th in slugging percentage.
  • Willson Contreras has collected 17 base hits, an OBP of .354 and a slugging percentage of .426 this season.
  • Patrick Wisdom has been key for Chicago with 17 hits, an OBP of .308 plus a slugging percentage of .514.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Frank Schwindel 76 .211 5 2 9 .250 .579
Seiya Suzuki 72 .278 13 4 15 .398 .926
Patrick Wisdom 70 .243 13 4 14 .308 .822
Willson Contreras 68 .250 13 2 7 .354 .780
Nico Hoerner 68 .279 4 1 8 .310 .692
Ian Happ 66 .303 11 2 11 .420 .859
Nick Madrigal 62 .210 5 0 2 .269 .527
Jonathan Villar 53 .283 8 0 8 .322 .643
Rafael Ortega 49 .204 6 0 1 .304 .590
Jason Heyward 41 .244 6 0 2 .340 .657

White Sox vs Cubs Player Props

Powered By Data Skrive using data from

Staff Avatar
Written by
Staff

View all posts by Staff