Free MLB Pick: Cubs vs Indians Odds
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2018 MLB Season
(10-9) Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians (12-8)
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Trevor Bauer
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians -127 | Cubs +118
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Indians -1.5 (+150)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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Lester pitched a gem against their division rival, the St. Louis Cardinals while he picked up his second win of the season. He was able to pitch six shutout-innings only giving up two hits while striking out seven and walking one.
His strikeouts (7.97 K/9) are slightly down, while the walks (3.54 BB/9) are slightly up, but Lester really hasn’t been too rusty. The home runs have really be non-existent as he’s only given up one home run in 20.1 innings of work. His .305 BABIP is right around where it should be, while his ERA and FIP are sitting at a solid 3.10 and 3.52, respectively.
Chicago continues to play winning baseball going 3-2 in the last week. Their lineup has been hot as they are slashing .313/.397/.467 while hitting 16 extra-base hits and 36 RBI.
Bauer took his second loss of the season against the Baltimore Orioles, but it was his third quality start in a row. He traveled seven innings giving up three earned off of five hits while striking out six and walking three. He also only gave up his second home run of the season.
His stat line is looking good as he has a K/9 of 9.00 while his BB/9 is sitting at 3.33. He doesn’t give up home runs (0.67 HR/9) either. His ERA is sitting at a shiny 2.67, which has been aided by a lucky .250 BABIP and 82.8% LOB%.
Cleveland too has been playing winning baseball going 4-2 in the last week. Their lineup has been hitting better than they were to start the season as they are slashing .245/.290/.433 while they have hit 22 extra-base hits, but have only knocked in 21 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CHC are 7-1 in their last 8 interleague games.
- CHC are 8-2 in their last 10 Wed. games.
- Over is 10-2 in Lesters last 12 starts on grass.
- CLE are 42-12 in their last 54 games as a favorite.
- CLE are 46-14 in their last 60 games on grass.
- Under is 10-3 in CLE last 13 on grass.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cubs +118
Lester looked good in his last start and should be able to hold his own against a Cleveland lineup that is only slashing .211/.286/.316 against lefties. Bauer has been great, but after three quality starts in a row, he is due for a doozy against a hot Chicago lineup.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cubs 4 – Indians 3
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