Chicago Cubs vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, Las Vegas Odds, MLB Baseball Online Betting, Picks and Predictions

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Chi. Cubs at Tampa Bay, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:10 PM ET, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, WGN (Chicago), FSN Sun (Tampa Bay)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Cubs LH Jon Lester (11-7, 4.30 ERA) vs. Rays LH Blake Snell (3-6, 4.25)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Chicago Cubs [J. Lester -L] -1½ +130 -121 Ov 8 +100
Tampa Bay Rays [B. Snell -L] +1½ -150 +111 Un 8 -120
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The Chicago Cubs and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Tropicana Field in an interleague contest.

The Cubs will trot Jon Lester out to the mound in this one. Left hander Lester has a 11-7 record and a 4.30 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Rays will be Blake Snell. The left hander has a 4.33 ERA to go along with a 3-6 record this season.

Lester has won three straight outings and recorded quality starts in his last two. The 33-year-old has struggled with his command somewhat in his last two starts, walking four each time out, but has limited the damage to three runs over 12 innings. Lester is 13-10 with a 4.22 ERA in 29 starts against the Rays, a frequent foe during his time in Boston.

Snell has won his last three decisions, and the Rays have won six of his last eight starts. The 24-year-old didn’t get a decision in his last outing Sept. 12 against the New York Yankees, allowing one run and two hits over five-plus innings. Snell faced the Cubs on July 5 at Wrigley Field and threw five scoreless innings in a no-decision.

Oddsmakers opened the Cubs as -125-moneyline favorites versus the Rays, while the game’s total opened at 8.

The Chicago Cubs hope they’re getting hot at the right time. The Cubs have won seven straight contests and are closing in on another National League Central title as they wrap up a two-game interleague series against the host Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.

Chicago reduced its magic number to clinch the division to nine with a 2-1 win over the Rays on Tuesday, as Mike Montgomery and three relievers combined on a one-hitter. Left-hander Jon Lester will try to keep the Rays’ offense on its heels as he returns to one of his former American League East haunts for the first time since 2014. Brad Miller’s solo homer was the only hit Tuesday for the Rays, who have lost eight of their last 11 and scored two or fewer runs in seven of their last 12 contests. The Cubs lead the NL Central by 3 1/2 games over Milwaukee, while the Rays are nearing elimination from the American League playoff race – sitting five games behind Minnesota for the second wild card.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Cubs on September 19. Bettors who backed the Cubs at 132 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Chicago was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Chicago at 132 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

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Chicago:
Team record: 84-66 SU
Current Streak: won 7 straight games.
Chi Cubs is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 73-78 SU
Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay’s last 8 games

Next up:
Chicago at Milwaukee Thursday, September 21
Tampa Bay at Baltimore Thursday, September 21

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Chicago RHP Wade Davis converted his 32nd save in as many opportunities Tuesday, extending his franchise record.

2. Rays 3B Evan Longoria has struck out 20 times in 66 plate appearances against Lester.

3. Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta told reporters he plans to start Thursday against Milwaukee in his first action since straining his right hamstring on Sept. 4.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Chicago Cubs will win outright at -121 and the game will go over 8 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Cubs 6, Rays 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

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