Free Pick on Texas Rangers -135
Texas vs. Chi Cubs,
04/16/2013 20:05 EDT,
Score: 4 - 2
Money Line: -130 Texas
It is not a surprise to many that the Cubs having a losing record to start the season. This matchup falls into a system to play on a team like Texas when they have allowed 4 runs or less in 4 straight games and they are playing against an opponent that is coming off a game where they allowed 9 runs or more. This system is 139-80 (64%) over the last five seasons. The Cubs have been struggling to get runs on the board this season as they average 3.5 runs per game. In their three games against left handed starters the Chicago averages just 1 run per game and a .159 batting average. Texas has given the start to left-hander Derek Holland for today’s game which spells big trouble for Cubs fans. Rarely will you find a line with this much value when the favorite has their opponent outmatched from every angle.