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Texas Rangers at Chicago Cubs Betting Odds and Pick

The Chicago Cubs get a visit from the Texas Rangers in MLB baseball betting action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The match puts starter Cole Hamels for the Texas Rangers on the hill facing John Lackey for the Chicago Cubs. Hamels brings a 9-2 mark to the game, while Lackey is 7-5 to date on the season.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 7.1-1.9 win for the Cubs. 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

Chicago (55-35) will face the 54-38 Rangers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Texas injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 24-ranked Chicago Cubs and the No. 27-rated Texas Rangers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago Cubs No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.21 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.83 runs per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.64 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rangers hitters have managed (9.02 per nine innings).

Chicago owns the No. 2 defense, allowing 5.21 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas's No. 21-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-1 to Chicago on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Texas is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Texas is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Texas is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • Chi Cubs is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Los Angeles, Monday, July 18th
Chicago home to New York, Monday, July 18th