Last Updated: 2019-04-14
Javier Baez and the Chicago Cubs are playing host to the Los Angeles Angels at Wrigley Field. WGN will televise this interleague showdown. The game is scheduled to get underway at 2:20 p.m. ET.
Los Angeles Angels at Chicago Cubs Odds
The Cubs are 5-9 straight up (SU) and 5-8 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 4.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 5.0 units ATS. The Angels are 8-7 SU and have gone 9-5 ATS. They’ve gained 0.1 units for gamblers taking the moneyline over the early part of the year and 4.7 units ATS.
Chicago games have an 8-4-1 over/under record so far in 2019. Angels games have gone under 11 times, gone over two times and pushed on one occasion.
Right-hander Trevor Cahill (1-1, 3.50 ERA) will get the nod for Los Angeles. Cahill struck out 100 hitters in 110 innings last year (20 starts) and finished the season 7-4 overall with a 3.76 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.
The Cubs are rolling with righty Tyler Chatwood (0-0, 6.00 ERA) as their starter. Chatwood started 20 games last year and finished the season 4-6 overall with a 5.30 ERA and a 1.80 WHIP.
As a unit, Chicago’s pitchers have given up 5.9 runs per game overall this year. The club’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.00, a WHIP of 1.55 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.3. The bullpen has a 6.00 ERA, 1.76 WHIP and 9.9 K/9.
Chicago’s hitters are putting up 6.1 runs per outing, including 5.8 per game over its last 10 games and 4.8 per game over their last five. The team has hit .229/.308/.398 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.
The Cubs’ batters have been led by Javier Baez, who is hitting .262/.297/.525 with four home runs, 12 RBIs and nine runs scored.
In the other dugout, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 5.33 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 7.43 K/9. The bullpen has managed an outstanding ERA of just 2.08, along with a WHIP of 1.44 and a K/9 of 9.91.
The Angels offense has slashed .215/.303/.348 on its way to 3.9 runs scored per game this season, including 4.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).
Mike Trout has led Los Angeles’ offense and is slashing .406/.592/.938 with five home runs, 12 RBIs and eight runs scored.
The Angels are coming off a 6-5 win in the prior game of this series.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago Cubs Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Cubs, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – OVER
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The under has hit in six of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
The Angels have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Cubs have hit 17 over their last 10.
The Angels have a total OPS of .651 this season and an OPS of .689 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Cubs’ OPS sits at .822 overall and .852 versus righties.
Los Angeles has posted 19.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 19.4 over its last five.
The Angels have won seven of their last eight games SU.