Cubs vs. Tigers Prediction
Can the Chicago Cubs snap out of their hitting funk when they take on the Detroit Tigers tonight at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, August 22, 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 -200 to win. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +170 at home. The over/under total for this game has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 82 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 score 1 run again
The Cubs scored a single run for the fifth consecutive game, this time resulting in a 2-1 loss to the Tigers on Tuesday. Chicago is 71-53 this season and 33-30 on the road. The Cubs are putting up just 4.75 runs per game this season while allowing 4.04 per contest.
Jon Lester takes the mound for Chicago on Wednesday. He is making his 25th start of the season and has a 13-5 record with a 3.72 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP. Lester has pitched 140.1 innings this season and has 113 strikeouts with 52 walks.
Tigers take opener
The Tigers pulled off a nice upset on Tuesday with the 2-1 win over the Cubs as a +180 dog at home. Detroit is now 52-74 overall and 33-30 at home. The Tigers are scoring only 3.86 runs per game this year while allowing 4.68 per contest.
Francisco Liriano gets the start for the Tigers this evening. He is making his 20th start for the Tigers tonight and has a 3-8 record with a 4.72 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP. Over 97.1 innings pitched, Liriano has 77 strikeouts with 58 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cubs have won six of their last seven interleague games against a left-handed starter. They also have won 18 of their last 26 interleague road games.
The Tigers are just 4-10 in their last 14 against NL Central opponents and 4-9 in their last 13 interleague games overall.
It’s hard to imagine the Cubs scoring a single run again today, but you could have said that the last handful of games as well. Chicago is heavily favored, but it is hard to trust them right now as such a big favorite. They have struggled to hit well against poor pitching during this five-game stretch. Detroit is a much tougher team at home and I will take my chances on another upset.
The Pick: Detroit Tigers +170