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(971) Los Angeles Angels at (972) Chicago Cubs

(971) Los Angeles Angels at (972) Chicago Cubs
July 5, 2024 2PM EDT
Play Rating:
2% – Chicago Cubs -184 G Canning (RHP), J Steele (LHP) Must Start

2% Chi Cubs (2:20 ET): Normally, I would not play a ML favorite of this size. My intended course of action for this game was to bet Justin Steele to record a win. Unfortunately, that particular prop is not being offered (as of 9 AM ET), thus I’ll just go with a smaller unit play on the Cubs to win the game. 

Among ALL pitchers who have started at least 10 games this season, Steele is the ONLY one yet to record a win. Even Patrick Corbin has one win. But Steele’s 0-3 record in 12 starts is highly misleading. Obviously, there have been a ton of no-decisions in there. Like his last time out, when the Cubs were a 5% play for me (against the Brewers). For a seventh consecutive start, Steele allowed 3 ER or less. But it was 3-3 when he exited the game. Thankfully for me, the Cubs would go on to win 5-3. It’s now five straight quality starts from Steele and I’m confident in another here against the moribund Angels, who were just swept in Oakland and now fly East for an irregular (for them) early Friday start time. 

The Halos’ (fraudulent) season-high six-game win streak is now a thing of the past as they’ve lost four in a row. They’ve also been shut out in B2B games. On the mound today, it will be Griffin Canning, who gave up five runs his last time out. It was not a good month of June for Canning as he lost his first four decisions before getting a win over the A’s at home. So it’s a big edge on the mound for the Cubs, who should be energized off yesterday’s win over the Phillies. There’s no travel for them between series and Steele is simply LONG overdue to get that elusive ‘W.’ Hate to lay a price like this, but it has to be done. 2% Chi Cubs 

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