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Chicago Sends Tsuyoshi wada vs Chris Archer in Tampa Bay Rays vs Cubs Game

Tampa Bay Rays


Chicago Cubs
Friday, August 08, 2014 4:05 PM ET
Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field hosts an MLB battle between the Chicago Cubs and the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.

The Chicago Cubs will turn to Tsuyoshi wada and his 1-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Tampa Bay Rays send Chris Archer (7-6) to the hill.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago Cubs Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4-3.7 win for the Rays on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago Cubs Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs bring a 49-64 record to the battle against the 55-59 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Chicago Cubs at No. 21 and the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 1 heading into this contest.

How Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago Cubs Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Chicago Cubs and its No. 19-rated batting order, averaging 3.94 runs per nine innings, against the No. 20 lineup of the Tampa Bay Rays at 3.93 runs per outing.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.11 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 at home, scoring 3.98 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays were a 7-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +181 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Tampa Bay got the job done in their last match in a 7-3 victory over Oakland on Wednesday at O.co Coliseum behind starter Jeremy Hellickson.

Chicago won its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Rockies on August 7. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Chicago rolled to a 6-2 win against Colorado on Thursday, as Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs' bats led the team to victory at Coors Field.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games at home
Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay

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