New York Yankees vs. Chicago Cubs, Friday, Las Vegas Odds, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Picks and Predictions

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NEW YORK YANKEES CHICAGO CUBS
17-9 May 5, 2:20 PM | Grass of Wrigley Field 16-12
NY Yankees at Chi. Cubs, MLB Baseball Betting Lines
When: 2:20 PM ET, Friday, May 5, 2017
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV: 2:20 p.m. ET, MLB Network, YES (New York), CSN Chicago
PITCHING MATCHUP: Yankees RH Michael Pineda (3-1, 3.14 ERA) vs. Cubs RH Kyle Hendricks (2-1, 4.18)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
New York Yankees [M. Pineda -R] +1½ -200 +106 TBA
Chicago Cubs [K. Hendricks -R] -1½ +185 -116 TBA
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The New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Wrigley Field.

Michael Pineda will be the starting pitcher for the Yankees on this day. Right hander Pineda is 3-1 this season with a 3.14 ERA.

It’ll be Kyle Hendricks toeing the rubber for the Cubs in this contest. Right hander Hendricks is 2-1 with a 4.18 ERA so far this season.

Pineda had a rough outing in Tampa Bay to begin the season but has put together four straight solid starts, winning three of them. The 28-year-old earned the win last time out against Baltimore, allowing two unearned runs over 5 1/3 innings with eight strikeouts. Pineda has recorded at least six strikeouts in each of his five starts.

Hendricks struggled with his command in his first three starts of the season, but he has been much sharper in his last two outings. The 27-year-old followed up six scoreless frames at Pittsburgh on April 25 by limiting Boston to two runs over six innings in a no-decision last time out. Hendricks has never faced the Yankees.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 116-moneyline favorites versus the Yankees, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.

The New York Yankees make a rare trip to Wrigley Field for a three-game series beginning Friday. It’s a marquee interleague matchup between two of baseball’s most storied franchises, and a potential World Series preview.

It will be a reunion of the Cubs and former infielder Starlin Castro, who is batting .362 with five home runs in his second full season with the Yankees, and fellow former Cubs Aroldis Chapman and Adam Warren will receive their World Series rings prior to Friday’s game. The Cubs are back atop the National League Central and have won three straight after a 5-4 win in 13 innings against Philadelphia on Thursday. The Yankees lead the American League East after winning two straight and six of their last eight. The Yankees are aiming for a fifth straight victory when right-hander Michael Pineda starts, while the Cubs will send right-hander Kyle Hendricks to the mound.

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New York:
Team record: 17-9 SU
NY Yankees is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
NY Yankees is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees’s last 5 games

Chicago:
Team record: 16-12 SU
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Chi Cubs is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games

Next up:
New York at Chicago Saturday, May 6

MLB BASEBALL TIPS

1. Cubs 3B Kris Bryant has reached base in 15 consecutive games and has tied a career-high with three straight multi-hit games.

2. Yankees C Gary Sanchez is expected to come off the 10-day disabled list Friday after being sidelined by a right biceps strain since April 8.

3. New York OF Aaron Judge leads the majors with 13 home runs and has six blasts over his last six games.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

New York Yankees will win outright at +106 and the game will stay under TBA runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Yankees 5, Cubs 4 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
NYY TEAM CHC
5.69 RUNS 5.07
3.96 RUNS AGNST 4.46
1.73 DIFF 0.61
$707 MONEY -$286
3.70 TEAM ERA 3.88
9.46 OFF HITS 9.04
4.31 OFF WALKS 4.07
8.35 OFF Ks 8.61
7.81 DEF HITS 8.18
2.88 DEF WALKS 3.61
9.08 DEF Ks 9.04
INJURIES
NEW YORK YANKEES
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Nathan Eovaldi P 15-Day Disabled List
Dustin Ackley OF 60-Day Disabled List
Greg Bird 1B 60-Day Disabled List
Bryan Mitchell P 15-Day Disabled List
Conor Mullee P 15-Day Disabled List
Branden Pinder P 15-Day Disabled List
Anthony Swazrak P 15-Day Disabled List
CHICAGO CUBS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Pedro Strop P 15-Day Disabled List
Dallas Beeler P 15-Day Disabled List
Aaron Brooks P 15-Day Disabled List
Zac Rosscup P 60-Day Disabled List
Kyle Schwarber OF 15-Day Disabled List
Christian Villanueva 3B 60-Day Disabled List
Chris Coghlan OF 15-Day Disabled List
Joe Smith P 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
NEW YORK YANKEES
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees’s last 5 games
NY Yankees are 16-5 SU in their last 21 games
NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games on the road
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Yankees’s last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
CHICAGO CUBS
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games at home
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs’s last 9 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
NY Yankees’s Overall Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Overall Defense 5.7 1 4.5 5
NY Yankees’s Away Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Home Defense 4.2 9 4.6 7
NY Yankees’s Road ERA vs Chi Cubs’s Home ERA Allowed 3.4 1 3.8 9
Chi Cubs’s Overall Scoring vs NY Yankees’s Overall Defense 5.1 3 4.0 4
Chi Cubs’s Home Scoring vs NY Yankees’s Road Defense 4.3 9 3.6 1
Chi Cubs’s Home ERA vs NY Yankees’s Road ERA Allowed 4.1 7 3.4 9
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
YANKEES
Yankees are third last in the league in hits at 8.2 per game.
Yankees are second best in walks allowed in the league at 2.7 per game.
CUBS
Cubs are second lowest scoring team in the league at 3.7 runs per game.
Cubs have the second worst hits stat in the league at 8.1 per game.
Cubs give up the most free passes in the league allowing 3.3 per game.

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