Free MLB Pick: Cubs vs Tigers Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(18-19) Chicago Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers (13-25)
Date: Saturday, May 15th, 2021
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Projected Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. Jose Urena
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -130, Tigers +110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs -1.5 +125 Tigers -1.5 -145
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 8.5
On Saturday the Tigers and the Cubs will meet up for game 2 at Comerica Park. The Cubs grabbed a 4-2 win, Jake Arrieta was good over 6 innings and the bullpen slammed the door to grab the win.
Chicago will be the favorite in this game, they were playing really well before the series with the Indians where they got swept and only scored 3 runs in 2 games. They got back on track Friday with a win over the Tigers and should have some confidence coming into today. They have been a streaky team, they win in bunches and lose in bunches they will be hoping that trend continues.
Cubs will be sending Trevor Williams to the mound, which could be a concern for the Cubs, he has struggled on the road this season in 3 games he is 0-2 with a 10.64 ERA. He had a decent outing last time only went 4 innings but only gave up 2 runs, that start was at home. His last road start was against the Reds and he got hit hard, 6 runs over 2.2 innings, he will need to improve his road play if the Cubs want this win.
The cubs are basically .500 and if your a stats person your probably how they are only .500, they score the 13th most runs in the league and have one of the best On Base Percentage, the Cubs should get plenty of chances with men on base as Urena the Tigers pitcher has given up 18 walks in 40 innings, key to victory here for the Cubs is be patient at the plate.
The Tigers are sitting in 4th place in the AL Central, they are one of if not the worst team in the majors, they only score 3.4 runs per game, they have one of the lowest team batting averages, on base percentages and are near the bottom in average hits per game. Hitting is a big reason why this team struggles. They will hope that Trevor Williams road struggles will continue and maybe they can wake the bats up.
Another major issue for the Tigers is the pitching, they give 5.2 runs per game which is almost two more runs then they average scoring, you cant win many games when you cant hit and your pitching staff has a hard time keeping you in the game. They give up a ton hits, they walk a lot of batters, they commit errors, everything you want your team not to do they do.
Jose Urena will get the ball for the Tigers and he will be looking for a better start than last time he went to the mound, he gave up 9 hits, in 4.1 innings. He has experience pitching against the Cubs he is 2-2 in career. He will need to make sure that sinker is much better then it was vs the Twins or this could be a long evening for him and the Tigers.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Cubs are 37-14 in their last 51 interleague games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Tigers are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Tigers are 47-19 in their last 66 interleague home games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Tigers are 30-70 in their last 100 during game 2 of a series.
- Under is 4-0 in Cubs last 4 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Under is 4-1 in Cubs last 5 overall.
- Under is 6-2-1 in Tigers last 9 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction:
This is a challenging game to pick a winner, and I don’t think I can. I can’t trust the Tigers and want no part of Williams when he’s on the road. My best pick here would be the Under 8.5. Tigers have struggled to score all season, and I don’t see the Cubs scoring 7 or 8. Back the Under on Saturday!
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 8.5 -103
Two teams who haven’t been scoring lately, and the Tigers who haven’t really scored all year. Under for me!
Also take a look at the under 8 runs. Detroit’s strength is pitching, they cant hit.
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