Rangers vs Cubs Prediction - MLB Picks 4/8/23

Chicago Cubs (2-3) vs Texas Rangers (4-2)

Game Info: Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 4:05 pm (Wrigley Field)

Justin Steele (0-0) (0.00) vs Martin Perez (1-0) (1.59)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -132 / Texas Rangers +105 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs meet Saturday in MLB action at Wrigley Field. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Texas Rangers have scored 7 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 4 of their last 5 games. The Rangers are 1-3 this season when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Adolis Garcia leads the Rangers with 8 hits and 5 RBI, while Josh Jung and Nathaniel Lowe have combined for 14 hits and 9 RBI. Martin Perez gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA and 7 strikeouts this season. This will be Perez’s second career game against the Cubs.

The Chicago Cubs have scored 20 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 4 of their 6 games. The Cubs are 2-2 this season when scoring 4 or more runs. Dansby Swanson leads the Cubs with 10 hits and 2 RBI, while Nico Hoerner and Ian Happ have combined for 17 hits and 3 RBI. Justin Steele gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 8 strikeouts this season. This will be Steele’s first career game against the Rangers.

The Rangers are 65-133 in their last 198 road games and 14-30 in their last 44 overall. The Cubs are 8-2 in their last 10 home games and 15-6 in their last 21 overall. The under is 4-1 in Rangers last 5 overall. The under is 22-10-1 in Cubs last 33 overall. The Rangers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Chicago. The under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.

The Texas Rangers' offense continues to come up short, and it's hard to back a team that can't string together offense. The Chicago Cubs are starting to heat up with the bats, and we know the crowd shows up in full force when playing these day games at home. Justin Steele was strong in his debut and he was racking up the strikeouts. As Ive said before, I like what I'm seeing from these Cubs early. I'll lay the reasonable juice.

Randy’s Pick Chicago Cubs -132

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