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Tigers vs. Cubs - 6/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Cubs (30-25) at Detroit Tigers (30-28)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)

J Lester (4-4) (3.86) vs. A Sanchez (3-7) (5.69)

The Line: Detroit Tigers -102 / Chicago Cubs -108 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN-CHI, FSN-DET

The Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers begin a two-game series Tuesday night.

The Chicago Cubs look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Cubs have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Cubs have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 66 hits and 35 RBI while Starlin Castro and Kris Bryant have combined for 61 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have split their last six road games. Jon Lester gets the nod, and he’s 4-4 with a 3.86 ERA and 65 strikeouts this season. Lester is 2-4 with a 4.83 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.

Tigers vs. Cubs - 6/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Tigers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in three of their last six games. The Tigers have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Yoenis Cespedes and Miguel Cabrera have combined for 122 hits and 68 RBI while J.D. Martinez has 26 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have lost five straight home games. Anibal Sanchez takes the hill, and he’s 3-7 with a 5.69 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 2-2 with a 4.55 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.

The Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record and 4-1 in Lesters last 5 starts during game 1 of a series. The Tigers are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 0-4 in Sanchezs last 4 starts. The Cubs are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Detroit and 1-9 in the last 10 meetings overall. 

Sanchez is one of those pitchers I like to fade, as you simply can't trust him. I'll take Lester and the cheap price as a fade against the Tigers. 

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Chicago Cubs -108

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