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Cubs vs. Angels odds, line, score prediction, start time: 2024 MLB picks, July 5 bets from proven model

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The Chicago Cubs (40-48) are hosting the Los Angeles Angels (36-50) to kick off their three-game series on Friday. The Angels are currently fourth in the AL West standings. On the flip side, Chicago sits in last place in the NL Central. Los Angeles has been shut out in two straight games. The Cubs have gone 23-20 at home this season. Griffin Canning (3-8, 4.71 ERA) is on the hill for Los Angeles. Justin Steele (0-3, 3.20 ERA) gets the nod for the Cubs.

The first pitch is set for 2:20 p.m. ET. Chicago is listed at -180 on the money line (risk $180 to win $100) in the latest Angels vs. Cubs odds via SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total runs scored is 9.5. Before making any Cubs vs. Angels picks, be sure to check out the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times. It entered Week 15 of the 2024 MLB season a profitable 44-34 on all-top rated MLB picks this season. Dating back to last season, it is on a 22-8 roll on top-rated run-line picks (+935). Anybody following has seen strong returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Cubs vs. Angels and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Angels vs. Cubs:

Cubs vs. Angels money line: Cubs -180, Angels +150Cubs vs. Angels run line: Cubs -1.5 (+108)Cubs vs. Angels over/under: 9.5 runsCHC: The Cubs are 21st in the league in home runs (85)LAA: The Angles rank 19th in batting average (.237)Cubs vs. Angels picks: See picks at SportsLineWhy you should back the CubsFirst baseman Michael Busch generates plenty of offense. The 26-year-old is batting .262 with 10 dingers and 30 RBI. On Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies, Busch was 2-of-5 with a double.

Left fielder Ian Happ has an impressive combination of power and speed. Happ has a compact swing and will hit line drives all along the field. He also has good range in the outfield. The 2022 All-Star has logged 11 home runs and 44 RBI. On June 29 against the Milwaukee Brewers, he was 1-of-2 with a two-run homer. See which team to pick here.

Why you should back the AngelsLeft fielder Taylor Ward is an athletic playmaker. He runs with great instincts while having good accuracy from the outfield. At the plate, Ward has a nice pop in his swing and drives in runs. The 30-year-old ranks first on the squad in home runs (14) and RBI (43) with a .239 batting average. In the June 29 win over the Detroit Tigers, Ward was 1-of-4 with a double and two RBI.

Catcher Logan O’Hoppe, 24, is a young difference-maker. O’Hoppe has impressive blocking skills behind the dish with an above-average arm. Additionally, he has the firepower to make consistent contact. He’s batting .280 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI. On June 2 against the Oakland Athletics, he was 2-of-3 with two base hits. See which team to pick here.

How to make Angels vs. Cubs picks

Source : CBS Sports

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