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MLB BASEBALL

Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago Cubs

The Los Angeles Angels and the Chicago Cubs will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Wrigley Field in an interleague contest.

Lefthander C.J. Wilson will take the mound for the Angels to start this game. Wilson is 8-6 this season with a 3.49 ERA.

It'll be Jeff Samardzija toeing the rubber for the Cubs in this contest. Righthander Samardzija is 5-8 with a 3.54 ERA so far this season.

The Angels were a 7-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +125 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Chicago has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 43-46 SU
Chicago: 40-48 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-4
After a loss are 6-4

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 5-3
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
LA Angels are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games on the road
LA Angels are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels's last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 15 games

Next up:
LA Angels at Seattle, Friday, July 12
Chi Cubs home to St. Louis, Thursday, July 11