steve_janus Posts:310 Followers:5
On 07/24/2013 10:57 AM in Cappers

WEDNESDAY'S FREE MLB PICK ---Chicago Cubs +125---

Chi Cubs vs. Arizona, 07/24/2013 21:40
Money Line: +125 Chi Cubs

WEDNESDAY'S FREE MLB PICK ---Chicago Cubs +125---

The Cubs are showing some great value as a decent priced road underdog in a game where they have a solid edge on the mound. Chicago's Jeff Samardzija has saved his best for the road, as he comes into this one with a 2.56 ERA and 0.995 WHIP over 10 starts away from home. After allowing 14 runs in back-to-back home starts before the All-Star break, Samardzija allowed just 1 run on 4 hits in 7 and 1/3 innings of a 3-1 Cubs win at Colorado last Friday.

Not only do you have to like Samardzija's chances of shutting down the Diamondbacks offense, but the Cubs should be able to provide some decent run support against the struggling Ian Kennedy. It hasn't mattered where Kennedy has taken the mound in 2013. He's 3-7 with a 5.29 ERA overall and 2-3 with a 5.36 ERA at home. There's clearly something not right with the former ace of the Diamondbacks, yet he continues to get overvalued on the money line. Adding even more value here is the fact that Kennedy has a 6.65 ERA over seven career starts vs the Cubs. His second highest mark against NL opponents. BET THE CUBS!

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