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Arrieta Looks to Continue Road Dominance

Jake Arrieta

The long march towards October starts today for the Cubs and the Angels, and nothing short of a World Series victory will satisfy a Cubs fan base who’s desperate to see the club win their first Fall Classic since 1908. Reining Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta will take the mound for the Cubs, and the Angels will counter with their ace, Garrett Richards.

Shark Bites
  • Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist has a .545 batting average in 11 career AB's vs Richards.
  • In his first start last season, Arrieta allowed 0 runs, with 7 K's in 7.0 IP.
  • Angels hitters have combined to hit .298 in their careers vs Arrieta.

Arietta did his best work on the road last season, registering a 1.60 ERA, 9.4 K/9, and 13 wins while only allowing four home runs in 18 starts away from Wrigley. As good as that is, he was even better when pitching in California last season. In two combined starts in the Golden State, Arrieta went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, with 20 strikeouts in 15 innings pitched.

As for Richards, he was far better at home last season compared to on the road, posting a 2.92 ERA with 10 wins and 8.0 K/9. For his career vs Cubs hitters though, he’s been absolutely lit up, allowing a .423 batting average and .500 on base percentage in 26 at-bats.

The teams last played in 2013 when the Cubs won three out of four games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Los Angeles Angels as 130 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 6.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.9-3.1 result in favor of the Angels. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Angels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Los Angeles (0-0) will face the 0-0 Cubs in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Chicago injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Los Angeles Angels at No. 19 and the Chicago Cubs at No. 2 heading into this contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap


Los Angeles didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 9-2 to Texas on Sunday at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games on the road
  • LA Angels is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 7 games
  • LA Angels is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 5th