Cubs vs. Tigers Prediction
Will the Chicago Cubs find themselves having any trouble when they go on the road to face the Detroit Tigers tonight at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
7:10PM ET – Comerica Park
TV: NSCH (Chi); FSDT (Det)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Chicago is the clear favorite on the road, as the Cubs are getting odds of -225 to win. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +185 at home. The over/under total for this game has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 87 percent going on Chicago on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Cubs struggling at the plate
The Cubs are coming off back-to-back losses to the Pirates and they have been held to a single run in four straight games. Chicago is 71-52 this season and 33-29 on the road. The Cubs are putting up just 4.78 runs per game this season while allowing 4.06 per contest.
Kyle Hendricks gets the start for the Cubs this evening. He is making his 26th start of the season and has a 9-9 record with a 4.11 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. Hendricks has 123 strikeouts and 36 walks over 144.2 innings on the mound.
Tigers can’t get on track
The Tigers have lost five of their last six games, including three of four at Minnesota this weekend. Detroit is now 51-74 overall and 32-30 at home. The Tigers are scoring only 3.87 runs per game this year while allowing 4.71 per contest.
Jordan Zimmerman is the starting pitcher for the Tigers this evening. Zimmerman is 5-5 through 17 starts with a 4.36 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 78 strikeouts and 16 walks over 88.2 innings on the mound this year.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cubs have won seven of their last eight against AL Central opponents and 43 of their last 62 following a loss.
The Tigers have lost 12 of Zimmerman’s last 16 home starts and they are just 3-9 in their last 12 interleague games.
Hendricks isn’t a dominant pitcher this year, but I think he can lead the Cubs to a victory tonight. The Tigers are a team that has struggled at the plate most of the season. While the Cubs have been a mess at the plate lately, I think a day off and a matchup with Zimmerman will help them get on track. They shouldn’t need too many runs to win this evening.
The Pick: Chicago Cubs -225