MLB Odds Betting - Chicago Cubs Underdogs vs Rays at Chicago
The Tampa Bay Rays will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Cubs in Chicago at Wrigley Field on Sunday in MLB baseball betting odds action.
Travis Wood gets the call for the Chicago Cubs and he will try to build on a 7-9 mark. In the other dugout, Alex Cobb brings a 7-6 ledger to the game for the Tampa Bay Rays as he tries to quiet the Cubs bats.
Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago Cubs Pick
Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rays to win this game 4-3.6. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Chicago Cubs sport a record of 49-66 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 57-59 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Tampa Bay injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago Cubs rated this week at No. 21 and the Tampa Bay Rays sitting at No. 1.
How Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago Cubs Stats Matchup
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 25 ranking for hits at 8.22 per game. By contrast, the Tampa Bay Rays are rated No. 15 in the same category at 8.66 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Chicago has the No. 22-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 13 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 4-0 winner on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Tampa Bay threw a shutout at Chicago in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Jake Odorizzi to defeat Chicago 4-0 on Saturday.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds Trends
Tampa Bay is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
Tampa Bay is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games at home
Chi Cubs is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Next Betting Matchups
Tampa Bay at Texas, Monday, August 11th
Chicago home to Milwaukee, Monday, August 11th