MLB Rangers vs. Cubs Picks & Predictions for May 6, 2013 Print
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CHICAGO, IL (ATS Consultants) - Two teams with polar opposite records will square off at Wrigley Field tonight when the Cubs host the Rangers at 8:05PM ET.

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ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rangers are -117 money line favorites over the Cubs, who are +108 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 7.5 runs.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Rangers opened as -130 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -117, while the Cubs opened at +120 and are now +108. Texas is 20-11 overall and 9-7 on the road, while Chicago is 11-20 overall and 5-10 at home.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 83% 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 is 6-1 in their last 7 Monday games, 9-2 in their last 11 interleague games, 8-2 in their last 10 interleague games as a favorite of -110 to -150, 12-3 in their last 15 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game and 19-7 in their last 26 interleague games as a favorite. Chicago Cubs 7-15 in their last 22 interleague games, 3-7 in their last 10 Monday games, 8-19 in their last 27 home games vs. a right-handed starter, 13-31 in their last 44 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game and are 5-21 in their last 26 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.

The Rangers (20-11, 9-7 road, 9-20 O/U) is coming off three straight wins over Boston at home. The Cubs (11-20, 5-10 home, 12-19 O/U) have lost four straight and five of six. The game is a makeup of a contest that was rained out April 17, with the teams splitting their two other meetings last month. Nicholas Tepesch is a 24-year old right-hander with a 3.54 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. He didn't pitcher well against the White Sox in his last start, giving up five runs. Scott Feldman struck out 12 against the lowly San Diego Padres in his last start, but his old team the Rangers are not the Padres. There's a reason Texas leads the American League West. They average 4.68 runs per game, while the Cubs only average 3.6 runs and hit just .236 as a team. The Rangers visit Wrigley Field at 8:0pmET on Monday to take on the Cubs.

MLB FREE PICK: TEXAS RANGERS -117

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