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Chicago Cubs vs LA Angels Prediction 7-7-24 Picks

LA Angels (36-51) vs. Chicago Cubs (41-48)
July 7, 2024 2:20 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago Cubs -143 / LA Angels +121; Over/Under: -
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The Los Angeles Angels and the Chicago Cubs meet Sunday in MLB action from Wrigley Field. Here’s a Chicago Cubs vs LA Angels Prediction. This will be the final installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game.

Los Angeles Angels Betting Preview

In their early-week series the Angels took on the Oakland Athletics. Los Angeles did poorly in that one, losing in a sweep 7-5, 5-0 and 5-0. The Angels’ skid continued with a 5-1 Friday loss to the Cubs. On Saturday LA cruised to a blowout win 7-0. Starter Tyler Anderson finished with 8.0 clean frames, three hits, no walks and 10 Ks.

It’ll be Jose Soriano in the starter role for the Angels on Sunday. This year Soriano is 4-6 with a 3.77 ERA in 15 games (13 starts). In his MLB career Soriano is 5-9 with a 3.73 ERA in 53 games (13 starts).

Chicago Cubs Betting Preview

Over on the Cubs’ side, they played the Philadelphia Phillies this past week. Chicago lost the first two games in that set 6-4 and 5-3 before a 10-2 win in the finale. Following their Friday win, in game two the Cubs were out-hit 12-4 in the defeat. Kyle Hendricks gave up two earned in 2.0 innings in the start on four hits and two walks.

Hayden Wesneski will take the starter role for the Cubs on Sunday. So far this season Wesneski is 2-5 with a 4.14 ERA in 22 games (five starts). During his career Wesneski is 8-12 with a 4.02 ERA in 62 games (20 starts).

Cubs vs Angels Pick Injury Notes

Angels RP Jose Cisnero (shoulder) started throwing off a mound in late June.

Cubs RP Yency Almonte will likely miss the rest of the season after an upcoming surgery on his right shoulder.

Total Runs Facts

  • Each of the Cubs’ last eight games against AL West opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • Each of the Angels’ last four games have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Cubs’ last seven home games against AL West opponents.
  • The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Angels’ last four games as underdogs against NL Central opponents.

Chicago Cubs Player Prop Facts

  • Seiya Suzuki has hit a home run in two of the Cubs’ last three games as favorites.
  • Ian Happ has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Cubs’ last six games as home favorites against AL opponents.
  • Seiya Suzuki has recorded two or more total bases in four of his last five appearances in day games against AL teams that held a losing record.
  • Seiya Suzuki has scored a run in six of his seven previous appearances in day games against AL teams that held a losing record.
  • Nico Hoerner has recorded at least one Single in each of the Cubs’ last 11 day games against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Nick Madrigal has recorded at least one hit in 10 of his last 11 appearances with his team as a favorite against AL West opponents.

Los Angeles Angels Player Prop Facts

  • Luis Rengifo has recorded a Double in three of his last four appearances in day games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Anthony Rendon has recorded at least one Single in 10 of his last 11 appearances with his team as a road underdog against NL Central opponents.
  • Mike Trout has recorded at least one RBI in six of his last seven road appearances against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Luis Rengifo has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight appearances in day games.
  • Luis Rengifo has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight appearances in day games.
  • Mike Trout has scored at least one run in eight of his last nine road appearances against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Mike Trout has hit a home run in four of his last five road appearances against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.

Chicago Cubs vs LA Angels Prediction

I might try the Angels here. I could probably go either way, though. Both starters could use a good outing regardless. Soriano gave up four earned in 4.0 innings during a loss in his last outing versus Oakland on July 2. He was pitching well before that, though. As for Wesneski, he’s coming off a loss with five earned in 5.0 innings.

On Saturday the Angels jumped out to a big lead after just a few innings and cruised the rest of the way on a nice start from Anderson. I like LA to keep rolling Sunday.

Andrew's Free Pick: Los Angeles Angels +121

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Andrew

Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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