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2021 MLB Handicapping
(39-30) Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs (40-32)
Date: Monday, June 21st, 2021
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Aaron Civale (CLE) vs. Adbert Alzolay (STL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians +125 | Cubs -135
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs -1.5 (-115)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 7
The Cleveland Indians will travel to Wrigley Field on Monday night for the opening game of a short two game interleague series battle versus the Chicago Cubs.
This will be Chicago’s last stand at home before hitting the road for 10 games. The Cubs lost 2 of 3 games to the NL East worst Miami Marlins. They are currently tied atop the NL Central with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Cleveland is in the midst of a 9 game road trip. They enter this series after dropping 2 of 3 games in Pittsburgh and follow up with a 4 game trip to Minnesota. The Indians are 2.5 games back of the White Sox for 1st place in the AL Central.
Despite losing a 3 game series on the road to the Pirates, the Indians are still 7-3 in their last 10 games and remain only 2.5 games back from the Chicago White Sox.
Cleveland has been led offensively by the big bat of Jose Ramirez. The 3rd baseman leads the team in 4 major categories with 16 HR’s, 44 RBI’s, a .353 OBP, on 65 hits.
Right-hander Aaron Civale will take the hill at Wrigley Field for the opener of Cleveland’s series in Chicago. The 26-year-old has become the team’s ace with Shane Bieber and Zach Plesac on the injured list. Civale has responded in a big way by going an NL best 10-2 with a 3.48 ERA in his first 14 starts.
The Cubs will look to build off their 2-0 over the Marlins on Sunday with a good 2 game stand against the Indians before hitting the road. Chicago has been great at home this season and are currently sitting at a 25-12 record.
Chicago’s offense has been a bit sporadic this season as they are 7th in runs per game in the NL but are 14th in team batting average. Javier Baez and Kris Bryant split leading the team in major offensive categories. Bryant has been more efficient at the plate (.279 avg, .360 OBP, and 67 hits) while Baez has been more of the slugger (16 HR’s, 44 RBI’s).
Chicago will counter with emerging right-hander Adbert Alzolay following a stint on the 10-day injured list. The 26-year-old is 4-5 with a 4.06 ERA but was starting to come into his own on the mound prior to suffering a blister on his throwing hand.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 39-30 overall
- Indians are 19-17 on the road
- Cubs are 40-32 overall
- Cubs are 25-12 at home
Free Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
The Cubs have been tough to beat all season, especially at Wrigley Field, where they are 25-12 in 37 home games. However, the Indians have been playing some of their best baseball of the season as of late with 7 wins of their last 10 games overall.
Following a stint on the IL, Alzolay also faces some increased uncertainty in what will be his first start in over two weeks.
Take Cleveland to come open this series in Chicago with a win on Monday.
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