Cubs vs. Indians - 8/24/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (57-65) at Chicago Cubs (70-51)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 24, 2015 at 2:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
C Kluber (8-13) (3.52) vs. J Lester (8-9) (3.58)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -132 / Cleveland Indians +122 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs play a game Monday afternoon.
The Cleveland Indians look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Indians have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Indians have won five of their last seven when scoring more than three runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 136 hits and 39 RBI while Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana have combined for 127 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have split their last 10 road games. Corey Kluber gets the ball, and he’s 8-13 with a 3.52 ERA and 202 strikeouts this season. This is Kluber’s first career game against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Cubs have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight. The Cubs have won eight of their last 10 when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 128 hits and 76 RBI while Dexter Fowler and Kris Bryant have combined for 110 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won eight of their last 10 home games. Jon Lester takes the hill, and he’s 8-9 with a 3.58 ERA and 153 strikeouts this season. Lester is 7-1 with a 3.23 ERA and 87 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 4-10 in Klubers last 14 road starts. The Cubs are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 interleague home games. The Indians are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.
This is just a quick one game on a sort turnaround for both teams. While the Cubs are playing possibly their best ball of the season, I find it tough to pass up plus money with Kluber on the hill.