|MLB Rangers vs. Cubs Picks & Predictions for April 16, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Wednesday, 17 April 2013 14:15|
Rangers vs. Cubs Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, both the Rangers and Cubs are -104 on the money line, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 7.5 runs. Texas is 9-5 overall and 5-3 on the road, while Chicago is 4-9 overall and 2-5 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Rangers opened as -106 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -104, while the Cubs opened with -102 money line odds and are now -104.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 71% of the betting public currently favors Texas. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Texas. According to latest MLB trends, Texas (9-5, 3-9 O/U) is coming off a 4-2 win over the Cubs in Game One of this series. The Cubs (4-9, 5-8 O/U) have lost three straight and four of the last five. The Rangers send Justin Grimm to the mound in his fourth major league start, filling in for Matt Harrison, who is on the disabled list. Texas has the better overall team, even while the offense has struggled at times. 3B Adrian Beltre may have broken out of a slump with a two-run home run and a double on Tuesday to lead the Rangers to a 4-2 win over the Cubs. Carlos Villanueva has been the Cubs' top starter and did limit the Giants to no runs in 7 1/3 innings, but the Rangers' bats are a lot stronger than the Giants. The Rangers take on the Cubs in Game 2 at Wrigley Field at 8:05pmET on Wednesday night.
WEDNESDAY MLB FREE PICK: TEXAS RANGERS -104