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54-38 (25-23 V) Texas Rangers vs. Chicago Cubs 55-35 (28-14 H)
Date: Sunday July 17th
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
MLB Betting Lines: Cubs -134
MLB Betting Total: N/A
Probable Pitchers: Rangers LH Cole Hamels (9-2, 3.21 ERA) vs. Cubs RH John Lackey (7-5, 3.70)
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The Rangers and Cubs meet on Sunday afternoon for the finale of a three game set at Wrigley Stadium. On the mound will be Cole Hamels for the Rangers and the Cubs will send out John Lackey.
Chicago has won three straight games while the Rangers have lost four straight .
Rodriguez is 1-3 with a 8.59 ERA on the season while Pineda is 3-8 with a 5.38 ERA.
The Red Sox have won four of the six matchups against the Yankees this season.
The Rangers have been one of the best teams in the league over the last few months despite losing four straight games.
Ian Desmond leads the team with a .316 batting average to go along with 15 homers and 55 RBI.
Rougned Odor has 16 homers while Adrian Beltre has 12 homers and 55 RBI.
The Rangers are seventh in the league in runs (443) and they’re ninth in batting average (.266).
The Rangers are 13-5 in 18 Hamels starts this year.
Hamels is 6-1 with a 2.09 ERA on the road this season.
The Cubs were the best team in baseball over the first few months and it wasn’t close. Over the last month they have struggled going 4-9.
As a result the Cubs aren’t even in the best team in the National League. The San Francisco Giants are 1.5 games ahead of Chicago.
Kris Bryant leads the Cubs with 25 homers and 65 RBI.
Anthony Rizzo is hitting .297 with 21 homers and 65 RBI.
The Cubs are 10-8 in 18 Lackey starts this year.
Lackey is 4-3 with a 2.60 ERA at home this season.
MLB Betting Trends
- The Rangers are 5-1 in their last 6 interleague road games.
- The Rangers are 17-5 in their last 22 interleague games vs. a team with a winning record.
- The Rangers are 24-6 in Hamels’ last 30 starts.
- The Cubs are 3-9 in their last 12 overall.
- The Cubs are 1-4 in Lackeys last 5 starts
- The Cubs are 4-10 in their last 14 interleague home games vs. a left-handed starter.
Free Texas Rangers vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
The Rangers have an edge on the mound with Hamels.
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Lackey hasn’t been the same pitcher he was over the first few months.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Texas 5 Chicago 3
I expect Texas to snap out of a mini funk with a narrow win on the road.
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