Chicago Cubs is riding one of its rare winning streaks this season and they can take it to five consecutive victories, if they prevail at home against the LA Angels. This is one of the shortest series of the season, consisting of only two games and the hosts have taken the lead by winning the opening game last night.
Bet: Chicago Cubs
Odds: Winner Sports 2.10
Suddenly the starting pitchers rose to the challenge and Chicago won the last couple of games in a convincing manner, despite some struggles in the bullpen. Much to its credit, the hitting unit provided the pitchers with plenty of runs of support and this is how the Cubs leapfrogged Milwaukee in the Central division. They have slim chances of making the playoffs as the gap separating them from leading St Louis is 13 victories wide, but the least they can do is to extend this winning streak to five games.
Having Jeff Samardzija on the mound definitely helps as the starting pitcher has an ERA of 3.54 and only his teammates to blame for his losing record. His opponent is CJ Wilson who has conceded the same number of runs on average, yet he won 8/14 decisions. LA Angels is one of the best hitting unit in Major League Baseball and frequently carries its starting pitchers even when they struggle.
Chicago won four consecutive games, including the opening match against Los Angeles and scored seven runs while conceding just two. If Jeff Samardzija can last more than five innings, the Cubs should have it easy to secure another victory at home and improve their already impressive interleague record. Winner Sports has odds of 2.10 for Chicago Cubs to win the series, and there’s plenty of value in these odds.