Power Sports' *10* 1st Half BEST OF THE BEST ~ PERFECT 6-0 w/ TOP Plays in July!
Chi Cubs vs. Chi White Sox,
07/06/2019 19:15 EDT,
Score: 6 - 3
Money Line: -116 Chi Cubs
10* Chi Cubs (7:15 ET): This is a matchup that caught my eye a couple days ago when I was peeking ahead to the weekend MLB slate. I figured that we'd be able to get a more than fair price on the Cubs, Chicago's superior ballclub, due to Lucas Giolito being on the mound for the White Sox. Despite Giolito's exploits, I remain incredible bearish on the Southside contingent. Despite being two games within .500, they have been outscored by 70 runs over the course of the season. The Cubs are better than what they've shown lately and this is an incredible spot to take them.
I went w/ the Cubs on Thursday as they won for me 11-3 over Pittsburgh. It was a much needed result for the Cubbies as they'd dropped the three previous games in that series as well as six of their last eight overall. But now I believe they're set to head into the All-Star Break w/ some "momentum." Jon Lester gets the start tonight and he came out on the winning end against Giolito back on June 19th. Including that start, Lester has a 3.11 ERA and 1.153 WHIP his L3 trips to the mound. He is 10-6 in 18 career starts against the White Sox and has a 7-1 TSR his L8 interleague starts.
As a team, the Cubs have consistently handled their business against the American League, going 31-15 their L46 IL games. They are also 6-2 following an off-day. They certainly handled their business against Giolito the first time they saw him this season. They scored six times off him in just 4 1/3 innings, which was Giolito's shortest and worst stint of 2019. This time the Cubs will have a DH in their lineup, so theoretically it's an even stronger lineup that Giolito has to deal with. The Cubs are already one of the highest scoring road teams in baseball at 5.3 runs per game. Love the Cubs in this spot. 10* Chi Cubs