Los Angeles Angels at Chicago Cubs Matchup

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David Fletcher and the surging Los Angeles Angels are paying a visit to Wrigley Field to play the Chicago Cubs. This interleague showdown will get underway at 4:05 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to WGN to catch the action.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago Cubs Odds

The Cubs are 31-26 straight up (SU) and 26-30 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 0.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 5.7 units ATS. The Angels are 29-30 SU and have gone 32-26 ATS. In total, the club has lost 3.5 units for moneyline gamblers, but have gained 6.8 units ATS.

Chicago games have an over/under record of 32-23-1 so far in 2019. The Angels have an over/under record of 25-28-5.

Cam Bedrosian will get the start for Los Angeles. The right-handed Bedrosian is 2-3 with a 3.08 ERA and 28 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Cubs this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Cubs will turn to lefty Jon Lester (3-4, 3.59 ERA), who’s got 50 strikeouts and 13 walks as well as a 1.39 WHIP. Lester did not re a start against the Angels in 2018.

Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starters own a 5.53 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 7.97 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.27, along with a WHIP of 1.34.

The Angels offense has slashed .260/.342/.433 on its way to 5.1 runs scored per game this season, including 6.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 8.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Los Angeles’ offense has been fueled by left fielder David Fletcher and second baseman Tommy La Stella. Fletcher is slashing .323/.379/.463 with four home runs, 22 RBIs, 32 runs and five steals, while La Stella (.303/.361/.519) is up to 12 homers, 34 RBIs and 32 runs scored.

For the home team, Chicago’s pitching staff has allowed 4.4 runs per game overall this year. Its starting pitching staff has a 3.77 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.10 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 9.0 K/9.

The Chicago offense is putting up 5.2 runs per contest, including 4.1 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .198/.297/.395 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

The Cubs’ hitters have been led by shortstop Javier Baez and first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Baez is slashing .298/.343/.556 with 13 home runs, 34 RBIs and 37 runs scored, while Rizzo’s line sits at .290/.404/.590 with 16 homers, 43 RBIs and 37 runs.

The Angels have lost 9.1 units and are 9-12 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in seven of those games, compared to 13 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Cubs have lost 2.3 units and are 21-24 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 26 of those games, as opposed to 19 that’ve cashed the under.

Angels vs. Cubs MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Cubs, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in only one of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
  • The Angels have won five of their last six games SU while the Cubs have lost six of their last seven.
  • Chicago has posted 19.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 15.6 over its last five.
  • The Angels have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.
  • The Angels have a total OPS of .775 this season and an OPS of .735 against left-handed pitchers. The Cubs’ OPS stands at .800 overall and .760 against lefties.