The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Angels meet Tuesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Chicago Cubs Betting Preview
The Chicago Cubs have scored 7 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 7 games. The Cubs have lost 10 of their last 13 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Dansby Swanson leads the Cubs with 61 hits and 26 RBI, while Nico Hoerner and Ian Happ have combined for 115 hits and 49 RBI. Hayden Wesneski gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 4.81 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. This will be Wesneski’s first career game against the Angels.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Preview
The Los Angeles Angels have scored 10 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 10 games. The Angels have lost 5 of their last 6 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Shohei Ohtani leads the Angels with 63 hits and 41 RBI, while Gio Urshela and Mike Trout have combined for 120 hits and 56 RBI. Tyler Anderson gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 5.47 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 4-3 with a 3.90 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 20-7 in their last 27 during game 1 of a series and 10-4 in their last 14 Tuesday games. The Angels are 8-2 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The under is 7-0 in Cubs last 7 overall. The over is 5-2 in Angels last 7 overall. The Cubs are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Los Angeles Angels are probably the better team on paper, and they're going to get the benefit of the doubt at home. However, both offenses are quiet right now and Tyler Anderson isn't a pitcher I'm eager to back in the favorite role. Through 52.2 innings, Anderson has a 5.47 ERA and 1.59 WHIP. No, thanks. If forced to pick, give me the Cubs and the more favorable price.