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Cleveland Indians take on the Chicago Cubs with Odds and Betting Pick

The Chicago Cubs get a visit from the Cleveland Indians in MLB baseball betting action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

It's a pitching duel between Jon Lester for the Chicago Cubs (8-9 on the year) and Corey Kluber for Cleveland Indians (8-13 so far).

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.1-4.4 win for the Cubs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cleveland Indians vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Chicago (71-51) will face the 58-65 Indians in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Cleveland injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 4-ranked Chicago Cubs and the No. 5-rated Cleveland Indians in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago Cubs No. 15-rated offense, averaging 4.17 runs per game, against a Cleveland Indians defense that ranks No. 16 at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Cleveland Indians batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).

Chicago owns the No. 9 defense, allowing 4.17 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's No. 16-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland rolled to a 4-3 win against New York on Sunday, as T Bauer and the Indians' bats led the team to victory at Yankee Stadium.

The Cubs enjoyed a 9-3 victory at the expense of the Braves on Sunday, with J Hammel throwing 6.1 innings of 6-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • Chi Cubs is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland home to Milwaukee, Tuesday, August 25th
Chicago at San Francisco, Tuesday, August 25th