Free MLB Pick: Angels vs Cubs Odds
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Date: Wednesday August 10, 2016
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Ricky Nolasco vs. Jason Hammel
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -220
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: Off
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The Cubs have the best record in baseball and have rebuilt their lead in the Central to double digits.
This series has a little star power as the true fans of Wrigley get to look at Mike Trout in person but other than that there are not a lot of compelling story lines.
Chicago should be able to pad their lead after a stretch of mortality in June and July.
Los Angeles Angels
You would think with a lineup featuring Mike Trout and Albert Pujols the Angels would be a Top 10 offensive team but they are not.
Those two have each slugged 21 homers but the rest of the team has only two players with 10 or more and one of those is CJ Cron who is out for the rest of the month.
The Angels just don’t have enough offense to overcome a pitching staff that is pretty miserable.
It was kind of a surprise that the Angels wanted Ricky Nolasco but no surprise that his first start with the Halos was nothing special.
His ERA was over 5 with the Twins and he pushed it even higher in his debut against Oakland.
I guess LA was looking for an innings eater but even that has been beyond Nolasco most seasons – he has just a couple of seasons with 200+ IP.
If you can’t tell I am not a fan.
The Cubs are on fire again.
They have won seven in a row and 10 of 11 heading into Tuesday night action. Over that stretch they have allowed more than four runs just once.
They have been pounding teams on occasion but more importantly their run prevention has been elite.
The batting average has come down for the team overall but they are producing when it matter and are one of a few teams in the league averaging more than 5 runs per game.
Jason Hammel has been pitching great for the Cubbies since the All-Star break. He took a short absence from the team due to a death in the family but there is no reason to think his strong performances can’t continue.
He is more effective than dominant but in his last outing he pitched 6 shutout innings against the Marlins.
He has been dynamite at home this season with an ERA of 2.24.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 15-5-1 in LAA last 21 interleague games.
- CHC are 10-1 in their last 11 overall.
- CHC are 10-1 in their last 11 games on grass.
- Under is 26-8-1 in CHC last 35 home games.
Free Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
No way are the Angels anything close to a favourite in this one in fact they are going to be in the high + range that always gets my attention because of the great payoff. Unfornunately Nolasco scares me away.
The Cubbies are rolling so I would think this one gets to the +200 range or more. Even a run line play might not make much sense at those kinds of prices.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Chicago Run Like
Hopefully even with the spread this one comes in around -125 making it worth a shot. The Cubbies definitely deserve to the the heavy favourite. If there is no value there a total of 9 is probably not so bad.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicag0 7 – Los Angeles 3
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