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MLB Game Preview - Cubs underdogs vs Yankees at Chicago

New York YankeesChicago Cubs
June 18, 4:10 PM | GrassWrigley Field

New York Yankees vs Chicago Cubs Odds

39-29TEAM RECORD29-40

Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Saturday as the Yankees of New York swing away against the Cubs of Chicago.

The Cubs will turn to Ryan Dempster and his 5-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Yankees send AJ Burnett (6-5) to the hill.

View NY Yankees vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 115 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 999 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Cubs sit at No. 8 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Yankees sit at an American League No. 1 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 8 ranked National League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the American League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Cubs have been averaging 9.2 hits per game, more than the Yankees have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

Defensively, New York features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the National League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.

In their last action, New York was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Chicago at +153 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-1 to Chicago on Friday at Wrigley Field.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-1
After playing Chi Cubs are 3-3
After a loss are 7-3

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-4
After playing NY Yankees are 4-2
After a win are 3-7

A few Yankees at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games on the road
NY Yankees are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
NY Yankees are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 7 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 UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
Chi Cubs are 6-12 SU in their last 18 games

Next up:
NY Yankees at Chi Cubs, Sunday, June 19

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