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(43-41) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago Cubs (41-41)
Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Jon Lester
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -136 Rays +126
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: Off
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Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay comes into this game two games above .500 which is solid in a tough AL East. Currently five games back of division leading Boston. Tampa Bay has not been so sharp over their last nine games.
They are 4-5 over that nine game span. The Rays are looking for a win over the Cubs in the start of a two game interleague set.
Chris Archer (6-5, 3.92 ERA) will get the nod against the Cubs. Archer has been a topic of trade rumors, then again, he has been for the past three years.
If Archer wants his trade value to rise and get traded to a contender, maybe he should start his audition by picking up a win.
In his last start at Pittsburgh, Archer pitched six innings, allowing eight hits, three runs (all earned) and two home runs, in a 4-0 loss to the struggling Pirates.
Chicago is limping back home from a 4-5 road trip. Most recently losing a three games series to the Reds. A place where they have owned the Reds over the last few years.
Despite losing the series, the Cubs won yesterday’s game, 6-2. The team is hopeful they can put a winning streak together at home where they are 22-16.
Veteran Jon Lester (5-4, 3.69 ERA) will get his chance to help turn things around as he faces the Rays on the 4th of July.
Lester started six times last month. He pitched 37 innings, giving up 29 hits, 14 earned runs, five homers and 37 strikeouts. His numbers need to improve if the Cubs want a shot at repeating for a title this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-1-1 in TB last 8 road games.
- Under is 6-1-1 in TB last 8 on grass.
- TB are 10-4 in their last 14 interleague games.
- Under is 8-0 in CHC last 8 games following a win.
- Over is 6-2 in CHC last 8 interleague games.
- Over is 6-2 in CHC last 8 vs. American League East.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
This matchup looks good on paper, but will it equal out to what is expected of both all start caliber pitchers? Take the Chicago Cubs at home in an afternoon game at Wrigley Field.
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MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 3 – Tampa Bay 1
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