Free MLB Pick: Cubs vs Indians Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(17-18) Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians (19-14)
Date: Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Zach Davies vs. Sam Hentges
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -110, Indians -110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs +1.5, Indians -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
On Wednesday these two teams will finish up their quick 2 game interleague series, Indians took game 1 3-2, with a solid outing from Shane Bieber and some timely hitting, Cubs will be looking for payback after probably deserving a better fate after out hitting the Indians 11-5
Chicago will be coming into Wednesday afternoon dropping their last two games, they have kept those games close though only loosing by 1 run in each game.
The Cubs will be sending Zach Davies to the mound, and he will be hoping to turn his season around, his record is 2-2 which is respectable for a middle of the rotation arm but his ERA and WHIP are way higher then they should be. Zach has looked better in his last two starts, 12 Innings pitched and only 1 earned run in those last two starts, he will need to be sharp and limit the walks today! Another positive for him today is he gets to face the worst hitting team in the MLB!
Speaking of hitting the cubs don’t do much of it either, team batting average of only .227, they do draw a lot of walks and hit timely home runs, they will need to be patient at the plate today and capitalize when they get there opportunities
The Indians come in as one of the hottest teams in the Majors, winning their last 7 of 8 games. They have had good pitching all season from their starters and bullpen and it looks to me that the bats may be coming around, which would be very dangerous for every team in the MLB!
It looks like Sam Hentges will be on the bump to start for Cleveland, if that does happen it would be his first MLB start, he has made 4 appearances this season out of the pen and has struggled a little big over 9 innings he has given up 14 hits and 6 runs, but also has 8 strike outs, will be interesting to see how he reacts to being the starter.
Cleveland’s offence hasn’t put up great numbers at the plate, they are last in hits, but they put up good at bats are one of the best teams at not striking out, only 3 teams strike out less than the Indians, and they will be going up against a pitcher who doesn’t strike out many batters, look for Cleveland to battle and fight up at the dish!
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 6-0 in their last 6 interleague road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Cubs are 5-1 in their last 6 interleague road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Cubs are 3-9 in their last 12 road games.
- Indians are 6-1 in their last 7 overall.
- Indians are 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
There is a lot to like about both teams in this match up, in a game that should be very close right down to the wire I have to take the hotter and probably more talented team. If Hentges can put up a solid outing I really like the Indians to continue their hot streak, take the Cleveland Indians on the moneyline!
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cleveland Indians ML (-110)
Even though the Indians starter is un predictable as he is lacking MLB experience, I believe he can put up a couple solid innings, and give his team a shot to win this game if the bats can stay hot!
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