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New York Yankees vs Chicago Cubs Betting Pick and Odds Preview

MLB wagering interest swings to the New York Yankees vs Chicago Cubs battle on Sunday at Wrigley Field as the Cubs try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

For the Chicago Cubs, Jon Lester gets the ball, charged with keeping the New York Yankees hitters off the base paths. He'll face Luis Severino, 2-2 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Chicago Cubs in this matchup found them as -153 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 7.2-3.3 result in favor of the Yankees. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Yankees vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs sport a record of 16-14 heading into this matchup, while the New York Yankees sit at 19-9 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs New York injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago Cubs rated this week at No. 8 and the New York Yankees sitting at No. 2.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 10 ranking for hits at 8.8 per game. By contrast, the New York Yankees are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.68 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Chicago has the No. 20-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games
  • NY Yankees is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Yankees's last 8 games
  • NY Yankees is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Cincinnati, Monday, May 8th
Chicago at Colorado, Monday, May 8th