Cubs vs. Tigers - 8/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (56-61) at Chicago Cubs (67-49)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
D Norris (2-2) (4.24) vs. J Lester (8-8) (3.21)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -170 / Detroit Tigers +150 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs end their two-game series Wednesday.
The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Tigers have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Tigers have won five of their last six when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 143 hits and 55 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Miguel Cabrera have combined for 136 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have split their last eight road games. Daniel Norris gets the ball, and he’s 2-2 with a 4.24 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. This will be Norris’ second career game against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Cubs have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Cubs have won eight of their last 10 when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 124 hits and 70 RBI while Dexter Fowler and Starlin Castro have combined for 79 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won five of their last six home games. Jon Lester takes the hill, and he’s 8-8 with a 3.21 ERA and 149 strikeouts this season. Lester is 2-5 with a 5.25 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 5-0 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. National League Central. The Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Lesters last 5 starts. The Tigers are 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Chicago.
Lester has allowed two or less runs in each of his last five starts. Meanwhile Norris hasn't adjusted well to being traded, as he's been tagged for nine runs in his last two outings. Give me the Cubs to bounce back.