Toronto Blue Jays vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 30 (8/30): MLB
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- Aug 30, 2022, 4:27:34 AM
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|Time||7:07 p.m. EST|
|Cubs money line||+180|
|Cubs run line||+1.5 (-115)|
|Blue Jays money line||-220|
|Blue Jays run line||-1.5 (-105)|
|Over / under||8|
|Chicago Cubs||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Road / home record||27-36||37-28|
|Last 10 record||3-7||6-4|
|Over / under record||56-64-9||66-59-1|
|Runs / game||4.11||4.66|
|Runs allowed / game||4.77||4.23|
The Toronto Blue Jays and the Chicago Cubs will play the 2nd game of the series at the Rogers Centre on Tuesday. The Blue Jays bounced back and beat the Cubs 5-4 in extra innings to ake the lead on the series. Danny Jansen hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning and singled home the winning run.
The Cubs get here with a 55-74 record and have lost 4 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4.11 runs per game. They're batting for .239 AVG, 522 runs scored in 1026 hits and 129 home runs, ranking #22 in offense in the league behind the Cincinnati Reds. Patrick Wisdom is leading the team with 22 home runs and 58 RBI while Nico Hoerner has the better batting average with .295.
Defensively they are allowing 4.77 runs per game and rank #24 in the league. Keegan Thompson leads the pitching staff with a 3.97 ERA, 91 strikeouts and 9 wins recorded for the Cubs.
Marcus Stroman (3-6, 4.10 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs in the 2nd game of the series. Stroman allowed five earned runs on 11 hits and two walks while striking out one across five innings to take the loss Thursday against the Cardinals.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays get here with a 69-58 record and have won 4 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.66 runs per game and they're batting for .261 AVG, have 582 runs scored in 1115 hits and 152 home runs, ranking #7 in offense in the league behind the Philadelphia Phillies. Vladimir Guerrero Jr leads the team with .285 ERA, 78 RBI and 26 home runs. Alejandro Kirk is batting for .302 AVG.
Defensively as they are allowing 4.23 runs per game and rank #16 in the league. All-Star Alek Manoah leads the team with a 2.60 ERA and 147 strikeouts recording 12 wins for the Jays.
Kevin Gausman (9-9, 3.15 ERA) will be on the mound for the Blue Jays in the 2nd game of the series. Gausman did not factor into the decision Thursday, allowing four runs on nine hits over five innings against the Red Sox. He struck out six. He is 2-3 with an ERA of 6.84 and 35 strikeouts in 6 appearances versus the Cubs in his career.
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games on the road.
Chi Cubs are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Toronto.
Toronto are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games at home.
Toronto are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs.
The Cubs let the game came out of their hands and have now lost 7 of their last 10 games and are 27-36 on the road this season. For this game they'll send Marcus Stroman who has struggled lately and the Cubs have lost in 4 of his last 5 starts. Kevin Gausman will start for the Blue Jays who has been solid this season but allowed 4 runs in his last start, even so, the Blue Jays have own in 4 of his last 5 starts. Again, the Blue Jays shouldn't be so heavy favorites as they barely beat the Cubs yesterday and have been awful ATS at home so take the Cubs to cover the run line.
PICK: Cubs +1.5 (-115)
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