Chicago Cubs Betting Information

Written by:
Dan Shapiro
Published on:
Jul/03/2023

(July 3, 2023) - The Cubs are cooling off a bit following a nice surge.  We would be a bit more cautious to place a bet on the Cubs but willing under the right circumstances.

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Cubs Drew Smyly Looks to Rebound vs. Brewers

(July 3, 2023) - Drew Smyly is 7-5 with a 3.96 ERA so far and coming off a loss where he allowed seven runs over 3 2/3 innings on Wednesday in a loss against the Phillies.

What better way to find redemption than with a start against a Milwaukee lineup that has the highest strikeout rate against left-handers in the league (27.9%).  Milwaukee's .288 wOBA against left-handers is the lowest in MLB.

He's allowed just three hits by the current Brewers lineup in 31 at bats.

The one drag here is that the Cubs are 5-11 in the last 16 meetings in Milwaukee.  They've also won just 40% of their games overall compared to Milwaukee's 70%.

Julio Teheran is 2-3 with a 2.85 ERA.  He's permitted 9 hits off of 35 at bats against the current Cubs lineup.

He hasn't won since June 16.

The Cubs bullpen has been pretty good of late (3.40 their last ten) and Milwaukee's is just average.

Both these starters are capable of pitching through six frames.

Take the UNDER 9 here.   Be mindful we've lost our last three picks.

Marcus Stroman @ Cardinals

(June 24, 2023) - After opening at EVEN, this number shot up to -140 by late Saturday.  Marcus Stroman (9-4, 2.28 ERA) will be starting for the Cubs.  He's won 7 straight and is looking for his 8th consecutive win Sunday.

This game will be played in London and features a total of 11.5, again a little too high for our tastes.

Our preference would be to get Stroman off a loss or no decision.  The Cardinals career statistics vs. Stroman are pretty good at .270 (38 for 141).  Paul Goldschmidt is 8 for 21 against him with 3 home runs.

Matthew Liberatore (1-2, 6.12 ERA) starts for St. Louis.

Justin Steele @ the Cardinals

(June 23, 2023) - The Cubs are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings and 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in St. Louis with the UNDER occurring in 9 of the last 14 meetings in St. Louis.  This is a Chicago team that's gone  8-1 in their last 9 overall coming into Friday's game.

And Steele?  He won his most recent start against a solid Baltimore team.  Steele (7-2, 2.71 ERA) had not won in his previous four starts prior to hitting the 15-dai injured list.  He won in his return from the IL after allowing two runs in five innings Saturday.

He's allowed 15 hits on 46 at bats versus the current Cards lineup. Tommy Edman is 3 for 7 against him.  Paul Goldschmidt, currently averaging .287 with 13 homers on the season, is 4 for 10 against Steele with one home run.  In their last seven games, the Cardinals have scored 5 or more runs in five of those.

Adam Wainwright (3-1, 5.56 ERA) logged a quality start in Saturday's victory over the Mets, surrendering three runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings.  He surrendered three runs each in his two prior starts.

Wainwright has not been impressive against the Cubs.  The current lineup is .282 (42 of 149) with six home runs allowed.  Four of those homers came courtesy of Ian Harp (.265), who has had five home runs so far this season.

The Cubs are scoring like crazy of late.  They've enjoyed at least 7 runs in six of their last nine games.  They haven't scored fewer than three in their last ten.

But the total is crazy too. The number opened at 13.5 and creeped up to 14.   That is criminal.

Update: This one ultimately hit 10.  While a high number of runs, it did not go OVER the 13.5 number.

- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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