Angels vs. Cubs Monday Prediction

Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago Cubs, 6/3/2019 Predictions & Odds

A pair of teams currently heading in opposite directions will meet at Wrigley Field on Monday when the Cubs host the Angels at 4:05 p.m. ET. Even though the Cubs have dropped eight of their last 10, will they still come away with a win today?

Game Snapshot & Odds

957 Los Angeles Angels (+152) at 958 Chicago Cubs (-165); 9 runs

Monday, June 3, 2019

4:05 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL

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Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 76% of the betting tickets are on the Cubs to beat the Angels on the moneyline.

Los Angeles Angels Fantasy Spin

Albert Pujols went 2-for-5 with a home run and five RBI as the Angels routed the Mariners 13-3 on Sunday. Pujols' three-run homer in the second inning capped a seven-run frame for the Halos, and a ground-rule double with the bases loaded in the fifth inning plated two more. The 39-year-old isn't nearly the hitter he once was, but he's still got some pop in his bat, collecting 11 homers and 33 RBI to date. Perhaps most notably, he's stayed on the field, playing in 50 of the Angels' 59 games this year. Pujols is hitting .233/.309/.461 in those games.

Chicago Cubs Fantasy Spin

Javier Baez went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in the Cubs' loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. Baez has been quietly mired in a three-week tailspin at the plate since he suffered a heel injury on May 19. He's hitting .186 (8-for-43) with only three extra-base hits and 20 strikeouts across 47 plate appearances during that span. The 26-year-old superstar middle infielder is simply too talented not to break out of the slump eventually, but the lingering heel issue may continue to impact his on-field production until he's fully healthy again.

MLB Betting Trends

Los Angeles

The Angels have won five of their last six games overall and are 7-1 in their last eight games against the National League Central.

Chicago

The Cubs have dropped six of their last seven games and are 1-4 in their last five games coming off a loss.

Prediction:

The Cubs are licking their wounds after getting swept by the Cardinals in St. Louis over the weekend but they have the right guy on the mound today to end their losing skid. The Cubs are 39-15 in Jon Lester’s last 54 home starts and are 29-14 in his last 43 outings overall. The Cubs are also 5-2 in their last seven home games versus the Angels and have won five of six versus the Halos overall.

Tuesday MLB Prediction: Chicago Cubs -165

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