MLB Odds White Sox at Cubs MLB Picks – June 11th, 2010: The White Sox and Cubs renew their contentious interleague rivalry today with an afternoon showdown at Wrigley Field. The game is scheduled to get underway at 2:20pm ET on WGN. MLB Odds at BetUS.com have the Cubs listed as a -120 moneyline favorite and the game total set at 11.
The White Sox showed some faint signs of life this week, winning three of their last four games and taking a home series 2-1 against the second place Tigers. The club's sudden turn to the positive brought its record to 26-33 on the year and left it 8.5 games behind the first place Twins in the American League Central. The White Sox offense, which ranks 21st in the league in runs scored at 255 (4.32 runs per game), has averaged seven runs per contest over the last four games.
The Cubs return home after a horrific road trip that saw them go 3-6 while losing series against division rivals Pittsburgh, Houston, and Milwaukee. The tough stretch dropped Chicago's record to 27-33, which has it sitting in third place in the NL Central and 7.5 games behind the Cincinnati Reds.
Today's pitching matchup features two struggling hurlers in Jake Peavy and Randy Wells. Peavy is coming off a nice seven inning, six hit, two earned run performance against the Indians, but his ERA is an abysmal 5.90 in 12 starts. The former Cy Young winner has fared even worse on the road, where he is 2-2 in six starts with a 6.92 ERA and .281 batting average against.
Randy Wells is 3-4 in 12 starts with a 4.86 ERA and 1.41 WHIP. The 27 year old right-hander has really stumbled of late, though, as he has allowed 18 hits and 11 earned runs in his last 10.1 innings pitched. The Cubs, to no one's surprise, are 0-3 in his last three trips to the mound.
MLB Odds Betting Trend: The White Sox are 3-7 in their last 10 games at Wrigley Field.
Chicago White Sox +1.5 (-190), Over 11 (-110), +100 (Moneyline)
Chicago Cubs -1.5 (+160), Under 11 (-110), -120 (Moneyline)
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