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MLB Odds: Yankees vs. Cubs

The New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs conclude their first meeting in six years tonight with the finale of a three-game series at Wrigley Field.

CC Sabathia (8-4, 3.28) heads to the mound for the Yankees tonight and Randy Wells (1-1, 5.62) is slated to start for the Cubs. Sabathia went seven innings in a win over Texas in his last start and allowed four runs on eight hits. Wells gave up three runs on eight hits in six innings in a no decision against Milwaukee last time out.

View NY Yankees vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Cubs as +165 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 999 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 1-rated Yankees taking on the National League's No. 8-rated Cubs in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 8 ranked National League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the American League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Cubs have been averaging 9.1 hits per game, more than the Yankees have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

Chicago owns the National League's No. 16 defense, allowing 5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's American League No. 5-rated defense.

New York was a 4-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They won as -145 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. New York rolled to a 4-3 win against Chicago on Saturday, as A.J. Burnett and the Yankees' bats led the team to victory at Wrigley Field.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-3
After a win are 6-4

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 4-3
After a loss are 3-7


A few Yankees at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games on the road
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home

Next up:
NY Yankees at Cincinnati, Monday, June 20
Chi Cubs at Chi White Sox, Monday, June 20

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