Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago Cubs - 8/25/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Cubs (18-10) at Detroit Tigers (11-16)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Comerica Park)
Tyler Chatwood (2-1) (5.40) vs. Spencer Turnbull (2-2) (3.65)
The Line: Detroit Tigers / Chicago Cubs --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Comerica Park.
The Chicago Cubs look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cubs have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Cubs have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Ian Happ leads the Cubs with 24 hits and 15 RBI while Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber have combined for 44 hits and 25 RBI. Tyler Chatwood gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Chatwood is 0-1 with a 4.61 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Tigers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Tigers have lost five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Jonathan Schoop leads the Tigers with 29 hits and 12 RBI while Jeimer Candelario and JaCoby Jones have combined for 47 hits and 24 RBI. Spencer Turnbull gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 3.65 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This will be Turnbull’s first career game against the Cubs.
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Tyler Chatwood has allowed eight runs and 14 hits in his last nine innings while Spencer Turnbull has allowed seven runs and 13 hits in his last 13.2 innings. Chatwood isn't off to the best start in the world, but the Cubs are easily the better team here, and the Detroit Tigers are starting to show their true colors as the losses are piling up over the last couple of weeks. Turnbull also has a bit of a walk issue, as he's produced eight walks in his last 6.2 innings, and putting on free runners against these Cubs isn't what you want to do. The Cubs and Tigers are heading in opposite directions. I'll side with the Cubs and the RL for max value.