LA Angels vs Chicago Cubs Prediction MLB Picks 7/7/24

Chicago Cubs (41-48) vs LA Angels (36-51)

Game Info: Sunday, July 7, 2024 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

Hayden Wesneski (2-5) (4.14) vs Jose Soriano (4-6) (3.77)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -143 / LA Angels +121 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Angels and the Chicago Cubs meet Sunday in MLB action from Wrigley Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a LA Angels vs Chicago Cubs Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Los Angeles Angels will start Jose Soriano here and Soriano is 4-6 with a 3.77 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. This will be Soriano’s first career start against the Cubs. The Chicago Cubs will start Hayden Wesneski here and Wesneski is 2-5 with a 4.14 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. This will be Wesneski’s second career start against the Cubs.

Los Angeles Angels Recap

The Los Angeles Angels will try to win the rubber match of the series after evening the set up at one win apiece thanks to a 7-0 win in Saturday’s matchup. The win gave the Angels a chance to bounce back from a series sweep at the hands of the Oakland A’s to start the week.

Angels Trying To End First Half Strong

Entering Saturday’s matchup, Taylor Ward has 74 hits along with 16 doubles, 14 home runs and a team-high 44 RBIs. Mike Trout also has 10 home runs along with a pair of triples and 6 stolen bases, but remains out indefinitely with injury while Zach Neto has 19 doubles, 74 strikeouts and 12 stolen bases. Luis Rengifo also has a team-high 79 hits and 22 stolen bases while Jo Adell has 13 home runs, 36 RBIs and 10 stolen bases as well.

Why the Los Angeles Angels will win

  • The Cubs have lost four of their last five games as home favorites.
  • The underdogs have won seven of the Angels' last nine games.
  • The Cubs have failed to cover the run line in each of their last 17 Sunday home games against American League opponents.
  • The Angels have covered the run line in each of their last five games against NL Central opponents following a road win.

Chicago Cubs Recap

The Chicago Cubs come into this one looking to bounce back after falling flat in Saturday’s matchup, allowing the Angels to tie up the series. The loss put the Cubs in jeopardy of continuing their series losing streak after taking losses to the Phillies, Brewers and Giants over the last two weeks.

Cubs Trying To Stay Afloat

Going into Saturday, Cody Bellinger leads the Cubs with 81 hits including 15 doubles, 9 home runs and 37 RBIs. Nico Hoerner has 72 hits, 14 doubles and a .241 batting average while Christopher Morel has a team-high 15 home runs and 46 RBIs. Michael Busch has 10 homers with 30 RBIs but has 94 strikeouts as well this season. Ian Happ also has a team-high 20 doubles with 13 home runs and 52 RBIs but also has 93 strikeouts this season. Seiya Suzuki’s also chipped in 12 homers and 36 RBIs this season.

Why the Chicago Cubs will win

  • The Cubs have won each of their last 10 home games against AL West opponents following a loss.
  • The Angels have lost each of their last four games at Wrigley Field following a win.
  • The Cubs have covered the run line in each of their last seven day games against American League opponents following a loss.
  • The Angels have failed to cover the run line in each of their last four road games against the Cubs following a win.

LA Angels vs Chicago Cubs Prediction

I’m on the Angels here. I haven’t loved Hayden Wesneski in the starting role, and the Angels, while inconsistent, have shown more promise against righties as of late than the Cubs, who continue to be priced like a better team than what they’ve shown. Jose Soriano might be the best option the Angels have right now in terms of starting pitching and I think the Angels win the set here. Give me Los Angeles.

Chris’s Pick Los Angeles Angels +121

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