MLB Moneyline Odds Today: Cubs vs Angels 7/6

MLB Moneyline Odds Today: Cubs vs Angels 7/6

 

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MLB Moneyline Odds Today: Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Angels 7/6

Game Summary

The Chicago Cubs will face off against the Los Angeles Angels on July 6, 2024, at Wrigley Field. The Cubs are currently positioned in a challenging spot within the NL Central with a 40-48 record. In contrast, the Angels are grappling with their position in the AL West, holding a 36-51 record. The key matchup will see the Cubs leveraging their home advantage, where they have shown considerable strength, against an Angels team trying to claw their way back to winning ways. Betting enthusiasts should note the Cubs' slight edge at home and their recent performance against right-handed pitchers, tipping the scales in their favor for this upcoming game.

Odds and Betting Lines

Betting Market Odds
Chicago Cubs Moneyline -142
Los Angeles Angels Moneyline +120

Pitching Probables

Pitcher Team W-L ERA WHIP IP H K BB HR
Kyle Hendricks Chicago Cubs 1-6 7.48 1.53 61.1 76 46 18 13
Tyler Anderson Los Angeles Angels 7-8 3.03 1.24 104.0 82 67 47 12

Team Previews

Chicago Cubs

Hitting

The Cubs feature a balanced lineup, with players like Cody Bellinger and Dansby Swanson leading the charge. Bellinger’s consistency at the plate with a .278 average and Swanson’s contributions with 85 hits have significantly impacted the Cubs’ offense. The team’s ability to get on base and create scoring opportunities will be essential in this matchup.

Starting Pitching

Kyle Hendricks, starting for the Cubs, has struggled this season with a 1-6 record and an ERA of 7.48. Despite his challenges, Hendricks has had moments of brilliance. His ability to control the game and reduce his ERA will be crucial in determining the Cubs' success.

Relief Pitching

The Cubs’ bullpen has been a mixed bag, with notable performances from relievers like Adbert Alzolay and Michael Fulmer. While they have kept the team in games, consistency remains an issue that needs addressing to secure close wins.

Fielding

Defensively, the Cubs have been solid with minimal errors and strong plays, particularly from infielders like Nico Hoerner and Dansby Swanson. Good fielding has been essential in supporting their pitching staff and will remain critical in this game.

Los Angeles Angels

Hitting

The Angels' offense has been inconsistent, despite having key players like Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon. With a team batting average of .237, the Angels need more contributions from the entire lineup. Improvements in getting runs across the plate will be vital for a better outcome in this game.

Starting Pitching

Tyler Anderson will start for the Angels, coming in with a respectable 7-8 record and a 3.03 ERA. His performance has been one of the bright spots for the Angels’ rotation. Anderson’s ability to continue his solid pitching will be a key factor for the Angels.

Relief Pitching

The Angels’ bullpen, led by closer Carlos Estevez, has shown resilience but also faces issues with consistency. Effective relief pitching will be necessary to secure leads and close out games against the Cubs.

Fielding

Fielding inconsistencies have plagued the Angels, leading to costly errors. Improvements in this area, along with solid performances from outfielders like Mike Trout, will be needed to provide a stable defense against the Cubs.


Injuries

Los Angeles Angels Injuries

Player Position Injury Estimated Return
Alberto Rios LF 60-Day IL July 6
Anthony Rendon 3B 60-Day IL July 8
Jason Martin OF 7-Day IL July 8
Jose Cisnero RP 60-Day IL July 8
Luis Rengifo 3B 10-Day IL July 19

Chicago Cubs Injuries

Player Position Injury Estimated Return
Mark Leiter Jr. RP 15-Day IL July 9
Keegan Thompson RP 15-Day IL July 12
Javier Assad SP 15-Day IL July 13
Caleb Kilian SP 60-Day IL July 19
Julian Merryweather RP 60-Day IL July 19

Recent Games

Los Angeles Angels

Opponent Score W/L
@ Oakland Athletics 5-0 L
@ Oakland Athletics 5-0 L
@ Oakland Athletics 7-5 L
vs Detroit Tigers 7-6 L
vs Detroit Tigers 6-5 W

Chicago Cubs

Opponent Score W/L
vs Philadelphia Phillies 10-2 W
vs Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 L
vs Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 L
@ Milwaukee Brewers 7-1 L
@ Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 W

Team Rankings

Category Chicago Cubs Los Angeles Angels
Hitting .229 AVG, 364 R, 667 H, 85 HR, .311 OBP, .370 SLG .237 AVG, 351 R, 680 H, 93 HR, .304 OBP, .387 SLG
Starting Pitching 3.98 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 275 BB, 782 K, .240 OBA 4.62 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 327 BB, 660 K, .240 OBA
Relief Pitching 3.98 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 275 BB, 782 K, .240 OBA 4.62 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 327 BB, 660 K, .240 OBA
Fielding Strong defensive unit with minimal errors. Fielding struggles and inconsistencies.

Significant Betting Stats

  • Chicago Cubs are 3-2 in their last 5 home games.
  • Los Angeles Angels have lost 4 of their last 5 games.
  • Kyle Hendricks has struggled with a 7.48 ERA this season.
  • Tyler Anderson has been solid with a 3.03 ERA.
  • Angels have a team batting average of .237 this season.
  • Cubs' bullpen has a combined ERA of 3.98.
  • Angels' relief pitching holds a 4.62 ERA.
  • The Cubs have hit 85 home runs this season.
  • Mike Trout is a key offensive player for the Angels.
  • The Cubs' recent form against right-handed pitchers is favorable.

Prediction:

The Cubs enter this game as the favored team mainly due to their better overall form and home-field advantage. While the Angels could pose a challenge with Tyler Anderson on the mound, the Cubs' consistent offensive output and solid bullpen give them the edge. Expect a competitive game with the Cubs likely securing the victory.

Pick: Chicago Cubs Moneyline at -142

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