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Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago Cubs Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays pay a visit to Chicago on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Cubs bats in baseball betting action at Wrigley Field.

It's a pitching duel between John Lackey for the Chicago Cubs (5-9 on the year) and Blake Snell for Tampa Bay Rays (0-5 so far).

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.0-3.5 result in favor of the Rays. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs bring a 41-42 record to the battle against the 44-41 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago Cubs rated this week at No. 9 and the Tampa Bay Rays sitting at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago Cubs No. 19-ranked scoring average of 4.57 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays offense rated No. 11 and scoring 4.85 runs per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.04 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rays hitters have managed (8.82 per nine innings).

Tampa Bay brings the No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs's No. 9-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays enjoyed a 6-5 victory at the expense of the Cubs on Tuesday, with C Archer throwing 6 innings of 8-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Tampa Bay's last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
  • Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Chi Cubs is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Chi Cubs's last 17 games
  • Chi Cubs is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay home to Boston, Thursday, July 6th
Chicago home to Milwaukee, Thursday, July 6th