On Monday, a series opener is on the schedule, with the Chicago Cubs (5-4) hosting the Tampa Bay Rays (5-5) at 7:40 PM ET. The Rays will give the start to Shane McClanahan (0-1), and the Cubs will turn to Kyle Hendricks (0-1). Despite playing away from their home ballpark, the Rays are favored to win (-145) over the Cubs (+125).
Cubs vs Rays Game Lines: Moneyline, Spread, Total Runs
Cubs vs Rays Probable Starting Pitchers
Shane McClanahan (LHP)
Kyle Hendricks (RHP)
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Cubs Betting Tips
The Cubs were named the moneyline underdog for one Hendricks start this season — they won.
The Cubs have won four of the seven games they were the moneyline underdog this season (57.1%).
Chicago has played as a moneyline underdog of +125 or longer in only two games this season, which they won both.
The Cubs have a 44.4% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
Rays Betting Tips
McClanahan’s team is 1-1 this season when he starts, and they’re favored on the moneyline.
The Rays have come away with four wins in seven contests as the favorites this season.
This season, Tampa Bay has come away with a win four times in seven chances when named as a favorite of at least -145 or better on the moneyline.
The Rays have an implied victory probability of 59.2%, according to the moneyline set for this matchup.