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Chicago Cubs Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Toronto Blue Jays

Chicago Cubs

vs

Toronto Blue Jays
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 7:07 PM ET
Rogers Centre

The Toronto Blue Jays will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Chicago Cubs pay a visit to Rogers Centre.

It's a pitching duel between Drew Hutchison for the Toronto Blue Jays (9-11 on the year) and Kyle Hendricks for Chicago Cubs (6-1 so far).

Chicago Cubs vs Toronto Blue Jays Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Toronto Blue Jays as -144 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs Toronto Blue Jays Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.4-3.7 win for the Blue Jays. A 4.4-3.7 result in favor of the Blue Jays is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Blue Jays bring a 75-69 record to the battle against the 64-81 Cubs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Chicago injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Toronto Blue Jays rated this week at No. 20 and the Chicago Cubs sitting at No. 21.

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How Chicago Cubs vs Toronto Blue Jays Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Toronto Blue Jays No. 5 ranked offense (4.48 runs per game) against a Chicago Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 20 at 4.28 runs allowed per game. The Toronto Blue Jays have been averaging 9.03 hits per game, more than the Chicago Cubs have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Toronto has the No. 21-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 20 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago was a 9-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Blue Jays. They lost as +135 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. The Cubs were saddled with a loss last time out in Jake Arrieta's start, as they lost 9-2 against Toronto on Tuesday at Rogers Centre.

Chicago Cubs vs Toronto Blue Jays Betting Odds Trends

Chi Cubs is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games on the road
Toronto is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Pittsburgh, Friday, September 12th
Toronto home to Tampa Bay, Friday, September 12th

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