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2021 MLB Handicapping
(17-19) Chicago Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers (13-24)
Date: Friday, May 14th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Projected Pitchers: Jake Arrieta vs. Tarik Skubal
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs | Tigers
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The Chicago Cubs are now on a 3 game losing streak which has put them two games under the .500 mark, fortunately for them, they ow get this series against the Detroit Tigers who may very well be the worst team in baseball.
Although the Cubs have lost their last 3 games, they have all been by a one run margin, so although they have not been getting the job done, they have not been getting blown out either so we have every reason to believe they can get a series win here against the Tigers.
Even with that losing streak the team is 6 and 4 in their last 10 games, so it has not been awful from them and a main reason that they are looking a bit better then earlier in the season is their batting lineup who looks like they are turning it around after being one of the worst offenses in the league early on.
Kris Bryant in particular has been rolling with an average over .300 and 9 home runs and he is not the only one chipping in with the bat, as Javier Baez is finally getting going putting up a .252 average and 8 homers of his own.
Jake Arrieta will head to the hill for the Cubs and we do not really know what we are going to get from him, as he is coming off of both a rough start and the injury list where he is being activated for this game after having a thumb issue. The matchup does not get a whole lot better though, so he should be able to put in a good performance here even if he does not bring his best stuff.
Despite the Tigers being an awful team, they are on a 4 game winning streak which included a series sweep over a pretty decent Kansas City Royals, so they are showing that they have some fight and will not just roll over.
The batting lineup is one of the worst, and the bullpen also ranks towards the very bottom of the league with the only surprisingly good statistic they have going for them being the quality starts, as they have gotten plenty from their starting rotation this year, but have not been able to convert enough of those into wins.
Tarik Skubal enters this game with an 0-5 record and an ERA close to 6, but he is coming off a nice start where he put in 5 innings of work and flashed some nice strike out stuff getting 8 K’s in that last start.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction:
Neither of these teams bat very well at all, and it is not like Comerica Park is known to be a high scoring ballpark, so I do not see this when getting over the total. Skubal was pretty decent in that last start, and even though the Cubs bats have been better in recent times, I still think he can have a good enough start here to help this game stay under.
Arrieta is a bit of a question mark, but he was only on the injured list for a couple weeks, and as previously stated this is about as good of a matchup as he could ask for, so I do not see the Tigers scoring much either.
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