Toronto Blue Jays vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 31 (8/31): MLB
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- Aug 31, 2022, 7:43:25 AM
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|Time||7:07 p.m. EST|
|Cubs money line||+185|
|Cubs run line||+1.5 (-105)|
|Blue Jays money line||-225|
|Blue Jays run line||-1.5 (-115)|
|Over / under||9.5|
|Chicago Cubs||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Road / home record||27-37||38-28|
|Last 10 record||3-7||6-4|
|Over / under record||55-64-11||65-60-3|
|Runs / game||4.11||4.66|
|Runs allowed / game||4.77||4.23|
The Toronto Blue Jays and the Chicago Cubs will play the 3rd game of the series at the Rogers Centre on Tuesday. The Blue Jays beat the Cubs again 5-3 in the second game of the series. Teoscar Hernández hit a three-run homer, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. also went deep.
The Cubs get here with a 55-75 record and have lost 5 of their last 7 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.
Luke Farrell (0-0, 3.86 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs in the 3rd game of the series. Farrell did not factor into the decision Wednesday, allowing one run on six hits and no walks over 4.1 innings against the Cardinals. He struck out three.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays get here with a 70-58 record and have won 5 of their last 8 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.
Mitch White (1-4, 4.24 ERA) will be on the mound for the Blue Jays in the 3rd game of the series. White took the loss Friday, surrendering seven runs on eight hits and three walks over five innings in a 12-0 rout at the hands of the Angels. He struck out five.
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Chi Cubs are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto.
Toronto are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games at home.
Toronto are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs.
The Cubs have lost 4 straight games and are 27-37 on the road but have been profitable ATS with a 35-29 record on the road this season. For this game they'll send Luke Farrell who was good in his first start this season allowing only 1 run in 4.1 innings pitched vs Cardinals. Mitch White will start for the Blue Jays who got rocked in his last start vs Angels where he allowed 7 runs in 5 innings. Both of the last 2 games have been close and the Blue Jays have been awful ATS at home so take the Cubs to cover the run line.
PICK: Cubs +1.5 (-105)
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