White Sox Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 4, 2022

Written By Staff on May 4, 2022

The Chicago White Sox (10-13) will look to finish off a sweep of a two-game series against the Chicago Cubs (9-14). The series finale starts at 7:40 PM ET on Wednesday. The White Sox’s (-144 to win) Lucas Giolito and the Cubs’ (+123) Kyle Hendricks pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

The betting facts in the following article reference odds valid as of May 4, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET.

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White Sox vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Giolito (CHW) Pitcher Hendricks (CHC)
0 – 1 W/L 1 – 2
14.0 IP 24.2
2.57 ERA 5.47
1.286 WHIP 1.500
14.1 K/9 7.7
3.9 BB/9 4

White Sox Probable Starter Lucas Giolito

  • Giolito gets the start for the White Sox, his fourth of the season. He is 0-1 with a 2.57 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 14 innings pitched.
  • The righty last pitched on Friday against the Los Angeles Angels, when he threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 2.57, with 14.1 strikeouts per nine innings, in three games this season.
  • He will take the mound against a Cubs offense that ranks 15th in MLB with 183 total hits (on a .243 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .375 (14th in MLB) with 17 total home runs (23rd in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 4, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Giolito

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Willson Contreras 10 .200 2 2 5 .333 1.133
Jason Heyward 9 .111 1 0 0 .111 .222
Jonathan Villar 3 1.000 3 1 2 1.000 3.000
Ian Happ 2 .500 1 0 1 .667 1.667
Rafael Ortega 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Yan Gomes 2 .500 1 0 2 .500 1.500

Cubs Probable Starter Kyle Hendricks

  • Hendricks (1-2) will take the mound for the Cubs, his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed 4 2/3 innings while giving up six earned runs on seven hits in a matchup with the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • The 32-year-old has an ERA of 5.47 and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings in five games this season.
  • In five starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in one of them.
  • The White Sox have scored 74 runs this season, which ranks 26th in MLB. They have 160 hits, 28th in baseball, with 20 home runs (19th in the league).
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign, the 32-year-old ranks 61st in ERA (5.47), 61st in WHIP (1.500), and 42nd in K/9 (7.7).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 4, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Stats vs Hendricks

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
José Abreu 27 .593 16 1 5 .633 1.411
Josh Harrison 24 .458 11 3 3 .480 1.355
Tim Anderson 21 .333 7 0 1 .333 .714
Yasmani Grandal 18 .056 1 0 2 .190 .301
Adam Engel 15 .400 6 1 1 .400 1.067
AJ Pollock 10 .200 2 2 2 .200 1.000
Leury García 7 .000 0 0 0 .125 .125
Luis Robert 6 .500 3 2 3 .571 2.071
Andrew Vaughn 5 .400 2 0 1 .400 .800

White Sox Betting Trends

  • The White Sox have put together a 10-8 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 55.6% of those games).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -144 or shorter, the White Sox have gone 2-5 (28.6%).
  • The White Sox have an implied moneyline win probability of 59% in this contest.
  • The White Sox have played in 23 games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 10 times (10-12-1).
  • The White Sox have covered 43.5% of their games this season, going 10-13-0 ATS.
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • This season, the Cubs have been the underdog 17 times and won seven, or 41.2%, of those games.
  • The Cubs have a record of 4-4 when they’re set as the underdog by +123 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Cubs, based on the moneyline, is 44.8%.
  • The Cubs and their opponents have hit the over in 10 of their 23 games with a total this season.
  • In 23 games with a spread this season, the Cubs are 11-12-0 ATS.

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Tim Anderson has a team-best OBP (.354) and slugging percentage (.544), while leading the White Sox in hits (26). He’s hitting .329 with five doubles, four home runs and a walk.
  • Among the qualified hitters in baseball, Anderson’s batting average ranks 11th, his on-base percentage ranks 46th, and he is 15th in the league in slugging.
  • Anderson enters this game on a five-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .450 with a double, two home runs and three RBI.
  • Andrew Vaughn is hitting .269 with three doubles, four home runs and five walks.
  • Luis Robert is batting .246 with two doubles, three home runs and a walk.
  • Jose Abreu has three doubles, two home runs and 11 walks while batting .205.

White Sox Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tim Anderson 79 .329 14 4 9 .354 .898
José Abreu 78 .205 11 2 7 .311 .632
Yasmani Grandal 68 .162 2 1 6 .266 .501
Luis Robert 61 .246 9 3 6 .258 .684
Jake Burger 60 .250 5 2 7 .270 .653
Gavin Sheets 58 .224 4 1 2 .274 .584
Andrew Vaughn 52 .269 5 4 11 .356 .914
Leury García 51 .118 5 1 3 .151 .367
Josh Harrison 46 .174 6 0 2 .240 .544
Adam Engel 42 .190 4 0 1 .261 .547

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Seiya Suzuki has 20 hits, which leads Chicago hitters this season, while batting .263 with 10 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Suzuki ranks 59th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 26th, and he is 21st in slugging percentage.
  • Ian Happ is slashing .304/.424/.435 this season and leads the Cubs with an OPS of .859.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Happ’s batting average puts him 21st, his on-base percentage is eighth, and he is 54th in slugging.
  • Willson Contreras has 17 hits this season and has a slash line of .250/.354/.426.
  • Patrick Wisdom has four home runs, 14 RBI and a batting average of .230 this season.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Frank Schwindel 80 .212 5 2 9 .250 .575
Seiya Suzuki 76 .263 13 4 15 .380 .880
Patrick Wisdom 74 .230 13 4 14 .293 .779
Nico Hoerner 72 .278 4 1 9 .307 .696
Ian Happ 69 .304 12 2 11 .424 .859
Willson Contreras 68 .250 13 2 7 .354 .780
Nick Madrigal 65 .215 5 0 2 .271 .533
Jonathan Villar 53 .283 8 0 8 .322 .643
Rafael Ortega 49 .204 6 0 1 .304 .590
Jason Heyward 44 .250 6 0 2 .353 .671

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