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Chicago Cubs vs Cleveland Indians MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The visiting Chicago Cubs hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to pick up a win at Progressive Field against the Cleveland Indians.

It's a pitching duel between Danny Salazar for the Cleveland Indians (6-2 on the year) and Jason Hammel for Chicago Cubs (5-2 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Chicago Cubs listed as underdogs of 121 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cubs to win this game 4.6-3.9. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Cleveland Indians Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

30-34 Cleveland battles the Cubs, currently with a 35-28 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Chicago injuries news.

The Cleveland Indians sit at No. 9 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Chicago Cubs sit at No. 11 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Chicago Cubs rank No. 18 at 8.48 hits per game. That compares with the Cleveland Indians No. 17 ranking in that category.

Cleveland owns the No. 23 defense, allowing 4.14 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's No. 12-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago enjoyed a laugher in their last game on Wednesday, running up a 17-0 score against the Indians.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
  • Cleveland is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Cleveland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Minnesota, Friday, June 19th
Cleveland home to Tampa Bay, Friday, June 19th