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Chicago Cubs at Detroit Tigers 5/16/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Detroit Tigers vs Chicago Cubs Odds & Info

Game Detroit Tigers vs Chicago Cubs
Date & Time Sunday May 16, 2021, 1:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Comerica Park Detroit, MI
Latest odds
CHC -140 ; O/U 8.5
TV Channel
FSDetroit

The Chicago Cubs conclude a three-game interleague series on the road Sunday against the Detroit Tigers. Chicago is 18-19 following a 4-2 victory over Detroit in the opening game of the series on Friday. Kris Bryant belted a two-run home run and the Cubs held off the Tigers late to win. Chicago is third in the National League Central, four games behind the first place St. Louis Cardinals.

Third baseman Kris Bryant is batting .309 to lead Chicago and has team highs in home runs with 10, hits with 38 and on-base percentage at .403. Shortstop Javier Baez is the leader in RBIs with 26 and Chicago has hit 43 home runs in his first 37 games. On Sunday, Chicago will send Kyle Hendricks to the mound. The right-hander is 2-4 with an ERA of 6.23, 30 Ks and 10 BBs.

The Detroit Tigers are 13-25 following their 4-2 loss on Friday to the Cubs. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for Detroit and the Tigers are fourth in the American League Central 10 ½ games behind the first place Chicago White Sox. Detroit continues to struggle at the plate averaging .218 as a team which is 27th and baseball and the Tigers have a team ERA that is 4.94, which is 27th in the majors.

Jeimer Candelario is batting .284 to lead Detroit and the third baseman has a team high 39 hits. Catcher Wilson Ramos has a team-high six home runs while left fielder Robbie Grossman is the leader in RBIs with 18 and on-base percentage at .377. On Sunday, Detroit will send Matthew Boyd to the mound. The southpaw is 2-3 with an ERA of 1.94, 29 Ks and 9 BBs.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Chicago is 42-18 in the last 60 interleague games as the favorite
  • The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Cubs last 6
  • Detroit is 33-79 in its last 112 at home
  • The OVER has cashed in 8 of the Tigers last 11 interleague games

Free MLB Pick:

Detroit Tigers +120

Although Chicago has held an advantage over Detroit in this matchup, the Tigers will win on Sunday.  Matthew Boyd has a record of only 2-3 this season, but the Tigers starting pitcher has an above average ERA at 1.94. Chicago has won four of the last five against an opponent with a losing record and the Tigers have won four of the last five overall. Final Score Prediction, Detroit Tigers win 5-3.

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