steve_janus Posts:310 Followers:5
On 09/02/2013 10:56 AM in Cappers

Monday's MLB Free Pick ---Chicago Cubs -129---

Miami vs. Chi Cubs, 09/02/2013 14:20
Money Line: -129 Chi Cubs

Monday's MLB Free Pick ---Chicago Cubs -129---

The Cubs are showing solid value as a small home favorite against the Marlins. Miami is coming off a hard fought series against division rival Atlanta and I just don't see them being motivated on the road against Chicago in this spot. The Cubs on the other hand have won two straight, wich should have them focused in this one.

Chicago will send out the underrated Travis Wood, who has pitched much better than his 8-10 record might suggest. Wood has a 3.09 ERA and 1.105 WHIP in 27 starts and is coming off a brilliant outing at Los Angeles, where he out pitched Clayton Kershaw. Wood didn't allow a single earned run in 7 innings of a 3-2 victory.

Miami counters with the struggling Henderson Alvarez, who is 0-2 with a 6.58 ERA and 1.463 WHIP over his last three starts. The Marlins are also a poor 7-22 against the NL Central this season, 8-22 in their last 30 games vs a left-handed starter and 0-4 in Alvarez's last 4 starts as a road underdog. BET THE CUBS!

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