Cleveland Indians at Chicago Cubs - 9/16/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Cleveland Indians (26-21) at Chicago Cubs (28-20)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 8:15 pm (Wrigley Field)
Aaron Civale (4-5) (3.80) vs. Jon Lester (2-2) (5.05)
The Line: Chicago Cubs +100 / Cleveland Indians -110 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians face off on Wednesday in an interleague showdown at Wrigley Field. In the first game of this series, it was a walk off hit by pitch that allowed the Cubs to come away with a victory.
The Cleveland Indians are in quite a funk and they have to be asking a lot of questions right now. Coming into this game the Indians have lost six games in a row and they can’t have a whole lot of confidence right now. The Indians have won four different players who have driven in 23 RBI’s and the leader of the squad has been Jose Ramirez who has hit eight home runs and driven in 28 RBI’s.
On the other side of this matchup is the Cubs who have found a lot of success this season and coming into this game they have won three games in a row. Against the Indians on Tuesday, the Cubs fell behind early, but they chipped away with a couple of home runs and that was enough to come away with the victory. Ian Happ has been the best offensive player for the Cubs hitting 12 home runs and driving in 28 RBI’s.
On the mound for the Indians is Aaron Civale who comes into this game with a 3-5 record and an ERA of 3.88.
On the mound for the Cubs will be Jon Lester who comes into this game with a 2-2 record and an ERA of 5.05.
The Indians are 7-3 in their last ten interleague games. The under is 6-1-1 in the Cubs last eight home games. The under is 6-2-1 in the Cubs last eight home games. The under is 9-2-1 in the Cubs last 12 games overall. The under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between the two teams in Chicago.
Lester has been lit up this season and this is going to be the chance for the Indians to get back on the right track. Look for the Indians to run up the score in this game and they will have no issue coming away with a victory.