Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Preview: Starting Lineups, Odds, Weather & Stats (6/5/24)

Written By Editorial Team on June 5, 2024
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The Chicago White Sox are set to play against the Chicago Cubs on June 5, at 20:05, at Wrigley Field, Chicago. The game is scheduled to air on MARQ. MLB betting odds favor the Cubs at -185, with the White Sox at +156. A light rain forecast could impact the game dynamics. Both teams hail from Chicago, promising a riveting city rivalry in this MLB matchup.

Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs Pregame Odds for June 5

For MLB betting enthusiasts eyeing the Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field, sportsbooks present varied odds at Ohio sportsbooks. The Cubs are favored across DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and BetMGM, with moneylines leaning towards Chicago’s home team. Differences in over/under values suggest expectations for total runs, indicating offensive dynamics.

  • Bet365: Cubs -180, over/under 9.0
  • BetMGM: Cubs -175, over/under 8.5
  • FanDuel: Cubs -190, over/under 8.5
  • BetRivers: Cubs -190, over/under 9.0

Odds are subject to change between the White Sox and Cubs.

White Sox vs. Cubs projected starting lineups

White Sox starting lineup

  1. LF Corey Julks (R)
  2. 2B Nicky Lopez (L)
  3. CF Luis Robert Jr. (R)
  4. 1B Andrew Vaughn (R)
  5. DH Gavin Sheets (L)
  6. C Korey Lee (R)
  7. SS Paul DeJong (R)
  8. 3B Danny Mendick (R)
  9. RF Oscar Colás (L)

Cubs starting lineup

  1. DH Mike Tauchman (L)
  2. RF Seiya Suzuki (R)
  3. CF Cody Bellinger (L)
  4. 3B Christopher Morel (R)
  5. LF Ian Happ (S)
  6. 2B Nico Hoerner (R)
  7. 1B Michael Busch (L)
  8. SS Dansby Swanson (R)
  9. C Miguel Amaya (R)

White Sox vs. Cubs Probable Starters

(CHW) Erick Fedde (R)4-13.131.1822.87.6
(CHC) Jameson Taillon (L)3-22.841.2615.46.4

White Sox vs. Cubs Injuries for Wednesday

Chicago White Sox have key players on the injured list impacting their lineup. Max Stassi (100) is out with hip inflammation, Dominic Leone (RP) with right elbow inflammation expected to return in early June, Tommy Pham (LF) with a left ankle sprain, Mike Clevinger (SP) with right elbow inflammation expected back in mid-June, and Andrew Benintendi (LF) with left Achilles tendinitis expected to return in mid-June.

Chicago Cubs also face significant injuries. Yency Almonte (RP) is out with a right shoulder strain expected to return in June, Colten Brewer (RP) with a lower back strain expected back in June, Keegan Thompson (SP) with a viral illness expected to return in June, Adbert Alzolay (RP) with a right forearm strain, and Julian Merryweather (RP) with a rib stress fracture expected back in July.

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Chicago White Sox Team Stats

Currently at the bottom of the AL Central Division, the Chicago White Sox have a record of 15-46. With a batting average of .215 and an ERA of 4.90, they are struggling this season. The team’s performance in their last 10 games has been particularly poor, with no wins and 10 losses, including a 12-game losing streak. Their recent loss against the Cubs saw them score 6 runs on 9 hits.

  • Runs per game: 2.9
  • Team average: .215
  • Team home runs: 45
  • Team stolen bases: 37
  • Team ERA: 4.90
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 507

Chicago Cubs Team Stats

The Chicago Cubs are faring better in the NL Central Division, holding second place with 30-31. Their batting average stands at .228, and they boast a better ERA of 3.90 compared to the White Sox. The Cubs have a mixed record in their last 10 games, with 3-7, but they managed to secure a win in their recent game against the Cincinnati Reds, scoring 5 runs on 10 hits.

  • Runs per game: 4.3
  • Team average: .228
  • Team home runs: 60
  • Team stolen bases: 38
  • Team ERA: 3.90
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 540

Player Stats: Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs

In anticipation of the MLB showdown at Wrigley Field, Chicago, bettors and fans are eyeing key players from both the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs. Notable performances include Luis Robert Jr. from the White Sox, who logged 2 runs from 4 at-bats, and Ian Happ from the Cubs, with 2 runs, 1 single, and 2 doubles from 4 at-bats. Season stats leaders such as Paul DeJong from the White Sox with 9 home runs and Christopher Morel from the Cubs with 11 home runs and 37 RBIs are also in focus for their potential impact on the game’s outcome.

Chicago White Sox Top Performers Ahead of Wednesday’s Game

The White Sox’s key players show promise for the upcoming game, with Gavin Sheets leading in batting average and RBIs, and Paul DeJong contributing significantly in home runs and runs.

  • AVG Leader: Gavin Sheets – .232
  • HR Leader: Paul DeJong – 9
  • RBI Leader: Gavin Sheets – 22
  • Runs Leader: Paul DeJong – 22
  • SB Leader: Braden Shewmake – 5

Chicago Cubs Top Performers Ahead of Wednesday’s Game

For the Cubs, Christopher Morel consistently stands out with the highest home runs and RBIs, while Mike Tauchman leads in batting average and runs, signaling strong offensive capabilities for the team at Wrigley Field.

  • AVG Leader: Mike Tauchman – .264
  • HR Leader: Christopher Morel – 11
  • RBI Leader: Christopher Morel – 37
  • Runs Leader: Mike Tauchman – 33
  • SB Leader: Pete Crow-Armstrong – 7
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