Tigers vs. Cubs Prediction
Can the Chicago Cubs pick up a win on Independence Day when they host the struggling Detroit Tigers at 2:20PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
2:20PM ET, Wrigley Field
TV: FSDT (Det); WGN (Chi)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Cubs are the clear favored at home, as they are getting odds of -225 to win. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +205 to prevail, while the over/under total has not been set. The public betting currently is unavailable for this game. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Tigers drop opener
The Tigers dropped the opener to the Cubs on Tuesday afternoon, 5-3. That put an end to their brief 2-game win streak. Detroit is 38-49 overall and 15-28 on the road. The Tigers are putting up just 4.01 runs per game this season while allowing 4.64 per contest.
Detroit is putting Francisco Liriano on the mound today. He has started 12 games this season and has a 3-4 record with a 3.99 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. Liriano has pitched a total of 67.2 innings this season and has 52 strikeouts with 36 walks.
Cubs win fifth straight
The Cubs earned their fifth straight win on Tuesday. Prior to scoring five runs on Tuesday, they had scored at least 10 in four straight. Chicago is now 48-35 overall and 25-14 at home. Chicago is putting up 5.12 runs per game this season while allowing 3.90 per contest.
Jose Quintana is on the mound for the Cubs this afternoon. He has started 16 games this season and has a 6-6 record with a 4.31 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. Quintana has pitched a total of 85.2 innings this year and has 80 strikeouts with 40 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers is just 2-13 in its last 15 games and 21-48 in its last 69 road games as well. They have also lost six straight to NL Central opponents.
Chicago has won seven straight home games and five straight against AL Central opponents.
The Tigers really have nothing positive going for them the last two weeks. They can’t compete with Chicago’s bats and their pitching can’t compete with the Cubs’ arms. Liriano may be competitive, but the bullpen is likely to get lit up. Stick with the Cubs at home against the struggling Tigers.
The Pick: Chicago Cubs -225