It’s a beautiful day for baseball in Arlington, Texas, as the Rangers look to complete a three-game sweep of the Cubs. Texas will send Jon Gray to the mound, while Jordan Wicks will make his MLB debut for Chicago. First pitch is set for 2:35 PM ET at Globe Life Field.

Looking at the betting odds, the Rangers are favored to win this one, with a money line payout of -140 compared to the Cubs at +117. The over/under line is currently set at 9.5 runs, with the over paying out at -103 and the under at -119.

TEXAS RANGERS VS CHICAGO CUBS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Texas Rangers Moneyline -140

This game will be played at Globe Life Field at 2:35 ET on Sunday, March 31st.

HOW TO BET THE CUBS VS RANGERS:

  • We have the Rangers winning by a score of 6 to 5
  • However, if you’re looking for a run line pick, we like the Cubs to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 11 runs and like the over

The Rangers offense exploded in the last game of this series vs. the Cubs, as they put up 11 runs in a 11-2 win. Texas was a -125 favorite heading into the game. Chicago’s only runs came via a home run from Dansby Swanson and two RBI’s from Swanson.

Kyle Hendricks got the start for the Cubs, and he took the loss after giving up five earned runs on nine hits. Cody Bradford got the win for Texas, giving up two earned runs on three hits. However, the Rangers didn’t take the lead in the game until the 8th inning when they put up six runs.

Overall, the Rangers had 16 hits, compared to just five for the Cubs. Texas had three different players (Jared Walsh, Josh Jung, and Adolis Garcia) go deep.

Cubs Records & Stats

On the mound for the Cubs is left-hander Jordan Wicks, who is coming off a season in which he made seven starts and finished with a record of 4-1. His ERA for the year was 4.41, and he had a WHIP of 1.27. Wicks’ batting average allowed was .244, and his on-base percentage allowed was .288. He finished the season with three quality starts and gave up a total of five home runs. For the year, Wicks averaged 6.23 strikeouts per nine innings and 2.86 walks per nine innings.

If you’re looking to bet on a Cubs player to have a big game at the plate, we like Seiya Suzuki. He has the best odds to hit a home run on the team and his home run projection is 5th best in the league today. Cody Bellinger is 2nd on the team in terms of total hits and his home run projection is 10th best in the league today. Michael Busch is 7th in terms of total hits on the team and his home run projection is 10th best in the league today.

Rangers Records & Stats

Jon Gray will be making his 30th start of the season against the Chicago Cubs. Last season, Gray made 29 starts and finished with a record of 9-8. His ERA for the season was 4.12, and he finished the year with a WHIP of 1.29. Gray’s batting average allowed was .248, and his on-base percentage allowed was .311. He finished the season with 12 quality starts and one complete game. Gray’s strikeout-to-walk ratio for the season was 2.6, and he finished the year with an average of 1.9 walks per game.

If you’re looking at player props for the Rangers, we have Corey Seager with the highest total hits projection on the team and the 24th best in the league today. He also has the best odds to hit a home run on the team and the 4th best in today’s slate. Adolis García is our 4th best projected player in terms of hitting a home run. Marcus Semien has the 2nd best odds to hit a home run on the team and 11th best in today’s games.