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The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox will start a two-game series on the Southside of town on Tuesday. The Cubs come into the game fresh off three straight wins over the Cardinals. They are 48-51 on the season, which is third place in the National League Central.

For the White Sox, they lost three in a row to Minnesota and have dropped to 41-60 on the season. The White Sox have lost seven out of their last ten games and are 21-25 when playing at home this season.

The Chicago White Sox are favorites in this game. The White Sox are listed at -130, while the Cubs are at +110. The total for this game is at 8.5 runs.

White Sox Continue to Falter

After leading 3-1 heading into the 9th inning, the White Sox blew the lead and then lost the game in extra innings on Sunday. The beat continues for the Southsiders, who just cannot put things together. They have now dropped five of their last six games. During those five losses, three of them have come by one run.

The White Sox are enjoying the season they are getting out of Luis Robert Jr. He leads the team with 28 home runs and has drove in 57 runs. Andrew Benintendi is leading the charge on offense. But, overall, the White Sox hit .239 as a team, with Benintendi at .287.

The White Sox look to send Michael Kopech to the mound in this game. The right-hander out of Texas is 4-8 on the season with a 4.29 earned run average.

Kopech, who turned 27 this season, has 102 strikeouts on the season in 92.1 innings pitched. In his last start, he went 5.2 innings, allowing two hits and a run in a 6-2 win at the Mets.

Cubs Hoping to Keep the Surge Going

The Cubs had a solid weekend, taking three out of four from divisional rival St. Louis. In doing that, the Cubs scored 19 runs over their last three games. The offense has been strong as of late, as they are averaging seven runs per game over their last seven games. Overall, Chicago has moved to 10th in all of baseball with 479 runs scored.

Cody Bellinger has been absolutely on fire for the Cubs as of late and used a home run and three RBIs in the win on Sunday. Nico Hoener is also putting together a strong season, as he leads the team with a .273 average and 54 runs batted in.

Kyle Hendricks will throw for the Cubs. Hendricks is 3-4 on the season and holds a 3.38 earned run average. The 33-year-old from Newport Beach, California, missed the early part of the season, so this will be just his 12th start on the season. Hendricks went six strong innings in his last start, a win over Washington.

White Sox Top Cubs

The city rivalry brings out the best in both teams. The White Sox have struggled, but the talent gap is not that much different between these two teams. The team has need Michael Kopech to throw well for a while.

This is the time, he gets it done, and the Whtie Sox win this game. Betting the Chicago White Sox -130 over the Chicago Cubs is the bet to make here.

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