Indians Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – May 12, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on May 12, 2021

The Chicago Cubs (17-18) are underdogs on the moneyline (+100) in Wednesday’s contest with the Cleveland Indians (19-14), which starts at 1:10 PM ET on MLB Network. However, the Cubs are favored against the spread (1.5) with +170 odds. Sam Hentges gets the starting nod for Cleveland while Zach Davies is Chicago’s starter for the contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 12, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Indians vs Cubs Betting Lines

Indians Betting Insights

  • The Indians have entered the game as favorites 16 times this season and won 11, or 68.8%, of those games.
  • Cleveland has a record of 10-4 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -117 on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Indians have a 51.9% chance to win.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, the Indians and their opponents are 6-4 in their last 10 games with a total.

Indians Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 8-2
Runs Per Game 4.9
HR 12
ERA 2.83
K/9 10.2

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Cubs Betting Insights

  • The Cubs have been underdogs in 18 games this season and have come away with the win nine times (50%) in those contests.
  • This season, Chicago has been victorious nine times in 18 chances when named as an underdog of at least +100 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cubs have a 48.1% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • When it comes to the total, the Cubs and their opponents are 5-5 in their last 10 games.

Cubs Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 6-4
Runs Per Game 5.1
HR 11
ERA 3.78
K/9 9.3

Cubs Probable Pitcher – Zach Davies

  • Davies makes the start for the Cubs, his eighth of the season. He is 2-2 with a 6.30 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 30 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Friday, the right-hander threw seven scoreless innings against the Pirates while surrendering five hits.
  • The 28-year-old has put up an ERA of 6.30, with 5.4 strikeouts per nine innings in seven games this season. Opponents are hitting .295 against him.
  • Davies has put up two starts this campaign where he pitched five or more innings.
  • The Cubs have been the moneyline underdog in three of Davies’ starts this season, and they went 2-1 in those matchups.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 12, 2021 at 2:11 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Indians Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 19-14
Home 9-7
Road 10-7
vs LHP (Starters) 8-8
vs RHP (Starters) 11-6
Day Games 1-1
Night Games 18-13

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Indians Probable Pitcher – Sam Hentges

  • Hentges will make his first start of the season for the Indians.
  • The 24-year-old left-hander will make his first start after coming out of the bullpen four times this year.
  • The Cubs have scored 159 runs this season, which ranks 13th in MLB. They are batting .227 for the campaign with 42 home runs, 14th in the league.
  • The southpaw did not pitch as the moneyline favorite in any games last season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 12, 2021 at 2:11 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Cubs Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 17-18
Home 13-8
Road 4-10
vs LHP (Starters) 7-2
vs RHP (Starters) 10-16
Day Games 2-3
Night Games 15-15

Indians Hitting Stats

  • The Indians are 14th in MLB play with 42 total home runs.
  • The Indians have hit 19 home runs at home this season (1.2 per game).
  • Cleveland has hit 12 home runs over the past 10 games.
  • Jose Ramirez is batting .269 this season with a team-high 10 home runs.
  • Franmil Reyes leads Cleveland in runs batted in (23) this season. He’s batting .264 while slugging .573.

Cubs Hitting Stats

  • The Cubs’ 42 home runs rank 14th in Major League Baseball.
  • They have won six of the nine games this season in which they hit two or more home runs.
  • Chicago has hit 11 home runs over the last 10 games.
  • Kris Bryant paces the Cubs with nine home runs while racking up a team-best batting average of .308.
  • Anthony Rizzo has five doubles, two triples, five home runs and 21 walks while batting .233.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Indians (-117)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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