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(58-62) Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago Cubs (63-56)
Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago Illinois
Projected Pitchers: J.A. Happ vs. Jake Arrieta
MLB Moneyline Odds: Blue Jays +165 Cubs -175
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: Off
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Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto is still in the playoff hunt, but hanging by a thread. The Blue Jays find themselves four games under .500 and 11 games back of the Boston Red Sox in the AL East.
Their only chance at the postseason will be via wildcard. The Blue Jays are 3.5 games back of the Angels for the last AL wildcard spot.
J.A. Happ (6-8, 3.68 ERA) will be making his first start of the year against the Cubs in this interleague matchup. Happ has has an up and down year. He has pitched well at the Rogers Centre despite a losing record.
He is 3-5 with a 3.59 ERA in nine home starts this year.
Chicago got beat up bad yesterday against the last place Reds. The game was over before it started, as the Cubs found themselves down 9-1 after the second inning.
Chicago made a rally in the bottom of the fourth, getting five runs, but that was not enough in the loss.
Jake Arrietta (12-8, 3.73 ERA) will take the mound for the first time this season against Blue Jays. Arietta has been much better the second half of the year after his slow start.
Since the All Star break, Arrietta is 4-1 with a 2.09 ERA in six starts the second half of this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- TOR are 8-1 in their last 9 interleague games.
- Over is 7-1 in TOR last 8 interleague road games.
- Under is 8-1-2 in Happs last 11 on grass.
- CHC are 7-1 in their last 8 interleague games.
- Under is 17-8-1 in CHC last 26 Fri. games.
- Over is 6-2 in Arrietas last 8 home starts.
- TOR are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
Free Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
This game could be closer than most people think. Take the Cubs is a close late game win over the Blue Jays tonight. The Cubs pen will get the win for Chicago.
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MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 4 – Toronto 3
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