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Chicago Cubs Host Texas Rangers in MLB Baseball Betting Action

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Texas Rangers dueling the Chicago Cubs on Friday at Wrigley Field.

Chicago hands the ball to starter Kyle Hendricks in this one and he'll try to improve on his 7-6 mark on the year. Texas counters with Martin Perez, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cubs bats at the same time.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 7.3-3.7 win for the Cubs on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Texas Rangers vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs bring a 53-35 record to the battle against the 54-36 Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Texas injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago Cubs rated this week at No. 24 and the Texas Rangers sitting at No. 27.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Chicago Cubs No. 2 ranked offense (5.23 runs per game) against a Texas Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 19 at 4.74 runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have been averaging 8.72 hits per game, less than the Texas Rangers have managed so far this season (9.13 hits on average).

Defensively, Texas features the No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.46 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 at home, scoring 4.83 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas was routed on Sunday at Globe Life Park, having a 15-5 loss put on them by the Minnesota Twins in baseball betting action.

The Cubs enjoyed a 6-5 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Sunday, with J Lackey throwing innings of -hit ball at PNC Park.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Chicago, Saturday, July 16th