Chicago Cubs Odds
The Chicago Cubs sit just a few games back of the lead in the NL Central and are contending for a wild card spot in the upcoming postseason.
Below you’ll find all you need to bet on the Cubs in Illinois including the best available odds across all Illinois online sportsbooks for today’s game, the best Cubs World Series odds, and more key stats and information.
Today’s Cubs odds: Moneyline, World Series, Props
Our odds tool makes it easy to find the best available Cubs odds and betting lines for each game with the latest numbers from multiple books. Check our daily MLB game odds and click on any odds to start getting your bet down.
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Next Up: Atlanta Braves
- Game Day: Thursday, September 28, 2023
- Game Time: 7:20 PM
- Location: Atlanta, Georgia
- Stadium: Truist Park
Recent Meetings With The Braves
|Date||Home Team||Moneyline Odds||Total Runs||Result|
|Last 5 Totals||Overall Record: -||O/U Record: -|
Cubs Insights Vs. Braves
- The Cubs average 1.2 home runs per game to rank 14th in MLB action with 191 total home runs.
- Chicago's .418 slugging percentage is 11th in MLB.
- The Cubs' .254 batting average is 10th-best in MLB.
- The Cubs have a 41-23 record in games this season when they belt at least two homers.
- The Cubs pitching staff ranks 19th in the majors with a collective 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings.
Cubs' Last 10 Games
|Overall Record||ML Favorite Record||ML Underdog Record||Total Runs O/U/P||AVG Runs Scored||AVG Runs Allowed|
|4 - 6||4-4||0-2||7-3-0||6.2||5.4|
Betting Lines And Odds For Cubs Vs. Braves
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Cubs Betting Insights
- The Cubs have put together a 52-36 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 59.1% of those games).
- This season, Chicago has won 28 out of the 63 games, or 44.4%, in which it has been the underdog.
- In the 158 games in which oddsmakers have set an over/under for the Cubs, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 79 times (79-74-5).
- Chicago has collected a 77-81-0 record against the spread this season.
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Cubs Players To Watch
- Cody Bellinger has a team-high batting average of .310, and leads the Cubs in home runs (26) and runs batted in (96).
- In MLB, Bellinger ranks 38th in home runs and 21st in RBI.
- Nico Hoerner has 27 doubles, four triples, nine home runs and 49 walks while hitting .283.
- Hoerner ranks 237th in home runs and 92nd in RBI among MLB hitters this season.
- Ian Happ is batting .248 with 34 doubles, four triples, 20 home runs and 98 walks.
- Seiya Suzuki has 30 doubles, six triples, 20 home runs and 57 walks while hitting .282.
Injuries For Chicago Vs. Atlanta
Cubs: Brad Boxberger: 15-Day Injured List (right forearm), Nick Madrigal: 10-Day Injured List (hamstring), Michael Fulmer: 15-Day Injured List (forearm), Adbert Alzolay: 15-Day Injured List (forearm), Brandon Hughes: 60-Day Injured List (knee), Nick Burdi: 60-Day Injured List (appendix), Codi Heuer: 60-Day Injured List (elbow), Ethan Roberts: 60-Day Injured List (elbow)
Atlanta Braves: Charlie Morton: 15-Day Injured List (finger), Max Fried: 15-Day Injured List (finger), Dylan Lee: 60-Day Injured List (shoulder), Daysbel Hernandez: 60-Day Injured List (forearm), Nick Anderson: 60-Day Injured List (shouder), Mike Soroka: 60-Day Injured List (shoulder), Collin McHugh: 15-Day Injured List (shoulder), Yonny Chirinos: 60-Day Injured List (elbow), Sam Hilliard: 60-Day Injured List (heel), Kolby Allard: 60-Day Injured List (shoulder), Huascar Ynoa: 60-Day Injured List (elbow), Tyler Matzek: 60-Day Injured List (elbow)
|Nick Madrigal||10-Day Injured List||Hamstring||.263 / .311 / .352, 2 HR, 28 RBI|
|Michael Fulmer||15-Day Injured List||Forearm||3-5, 4.42 ERA, 10.3 K/9|
|Adbert Alzolay||15-Day Injured List||Forearm||2-5, 2.71 ERA, 9.4 K/9|
|Brad Boxberger||15-Day Injured List||Right Forearm||0-1, 4.95 ERA, 7.7 K/9|
|Brandon Hughes||60-Day Injured List||Knee||0-3, 7.24 ERA, 11.2 K/9|
|Nick Burdi||60-Day Injured List||Appendix||0-0, 9.00 ERA, 12.0 K/9|
|Ethan Roberts||60-Day Injured List||Elbow||-|
|Codi Heuer||60-Day Injured List||Elbow||-|
Rules for betting on the Cubs in Illinois
Rules and promotions will vary based on the sportsbook, but generally, people can place bets on the moneyline, total and point spread (1.5 runs in either direction).
They can also bet on various player props.
For example, let’s say the Cubs are facing the Cardinals. The run total for the game is 8.5, the Cubs are favored on the moneyline at -150, but are not favored to win by more than one (-1.5 is listed at +120). If nine or more runs are scored, the over will cash, as will the Cubs on the moneyline if they win the game. If the Cubs win by two runs or more, they would also cover the -1.5 spread.
For player props, bettors can put action on anything ranging from a player hitting a home run to the amount of batters a pitcher will strike out. For example, let’s say Suzuki is listed at +400 to hit a home run. If Suzuki does, a $10 bet would net $40.
While we don’t know of any specifics yet, don’t be surprised to see DraftKings offer special Cubs promotions in the future, as they are the team’s official betting partner.
Chicago baseball betting news
About Wrigley Field
Here’s everything you need to know about the home of the Cub, including how many fans can Wrigley Field hold:
- Location: Chicago
- Owner: Ricketts family
- Cubs Capacity: 41,649
- Dimensions: Left field – 355 ft.; Left-Center – 368 ft.; Center field – 400 ft.; Right-Center – 368 ft.; Right field – 353 ft.
- Surface: Grass
- Ground Breaking: March 4, 1914
- Opening Date: April 23, 1914
- Construction Cost: $250 million
- Other Events Hosted: Various concerts; 2009 Winter Classic; Northwestern vs. Illinois college football
Chicago Cubs contact information
You can contact the Chicago Cubs sales office number is 1-800-843-2827. The Cubs box office is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekends. You can purchase Cubs tickets during the above hours, online at the Chicago Cubs website or by calling 1-800-THE-CUBS.
Chicago Cubs futures and prop betting
For additional opportunities to bet on the Cubs, be sure to take the time to explore the offerings in the futures and prop markets. Futures are wagers that you can place on season-long results, while props are additional ways to bet on the individual games.
You can find futures bets by clicking on the dedicated MLB tab at online and mobile sportsbooks. Odds for futures come out during the offseason, and the market will remain active all year round. Here are some of the most popular ways to wager:
- Bet on Cubs to win the World Series.
- Wagers for Cubs to win league, division or make playoffs.
- Over/under on Cubs regular-season win totals.
- Wager on Cubs players to win MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, etc.
When wagering on futures, the idea is to find the best possible prices on the selections you want. You can shop around at multiple books to find them, and you can expect to see movement in the numbers as fortunes rise and fall.
One other note to keep in mind: futures require a long-term perspective as you can’t cash in a winning ticket until the results are known. For potential returns, consider that a winning $100 wager on the Cubs to win the World Series at odds of +2,500.
That would lead to a return of a whopping $2,500. Naturally, the returns will be much less for wagers at lesser odds, but it’s easy to see how potentially lucrative this exciting market can be when you make the right call.
For props, you’ll find some of the season-long variety in the futures market as well. Many of these will revolve around player statistical accomplishments, such as:
- Over/under on total home runs for Seiya Suzuki.
- Total number of strikeouts for Kyle Hendricks.
- Which player will win the NL batting title?
On the individual games, you can find props by clicking through on the game listing. You’ll find props that are on team performances and what will happen for the game as a whole. Many of the most popular props revolve around what individual players will accomplish:
- Total hits plus walks for Patrick Wisdom – over/under 1.5?
- How many strikeouts will Marcus Stroman have – over/under 6.5?
- Will Willson Contreras hit a HR – Yes/No?
Props of this nature bring a bit of a fantasy sports flavor over to sports betting, so those who have found success in that realm can use it as a natural entry point when looking to get started. These are bets that can also enhance the enjoyment of the individual contests, and they provide more ways to win to boot.
How did the Cubs do last season?
They went 71-91 in the 2021 season and missed the Playoffs. The Cubs traded Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and Javier Baez, signaling a clear rebuild.
Here is the Cubs’ regular-season record for every year over the last decade:
- 2022: 74-88 (Missed playoffs)
- 2021: 71-91 (Missed playoffs)
- 2020: 34-26 (Lost in NL wild card round)
- 2019: 84-78 (Missed playoffs)
- 2018: 95-68 (Lost in NL wild card round)
- 2017: 92-70 (Lost in NLCS)
- 2016: 103-58 (Won World Series)
- 2015: 97-65 (Lost in NLCS)
- 2014: 73-89 (Missed playoffs)
- 2013: 66-96 (Missed playoffs)
- 2012: 61-101 (Missed playoffs)
- 2011: 71-91 (Missed playoffs)
How to watch, stream and listen to Cubs games
Games air on TV on the Marquee Sports Network as of 2020. You can listen to their games locally on AM 670 The Score. With a subscription, fans can also stream the games on MLB.TV. Marquee Sports Network is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group and is devoted exclusively to Cubs baseball.
There will also be at least 81 chances to see the boys in blue at Wrigley Field, located on the north side of Chicago. Fans can place mobile action on games at any of Illinois’ online sportsbooks before heading to Wrigley Field to see the outcome in person.
Cubs choose DraftKings as official sports betting sponsor
The Illinois sports betting market is shaping up to be super competitive. The top operators are all looking for ways to stand apart from the crowd, and one has just inked a deal that should help them do so in big league fashion.
The Cubs have chosen DraftKings as the team’s first official and exclusive sports betting partner. Long-term plans call for a branded sportsbook at Wrigley Field. In the short term, you can expect to see DraftKings signage throughout the iconic venue.
It’s safe to say that DraftKings will also have a presence on Cubs media properties, including radio and TV broadcasts, websites and social media. DraftKings has emerged as a leading operator in a number of legal states, and the company is well on its way to doing the same in Illinois.
The DraftKings sports betting app has continually received high marks across the industry. There’s a good selection of ongoing promotional opportunities, as well as a stellar live betting feature. This recently signed deal appears poised to be a win-win for both the Cubs and DraftKings.
History of Chicago Cubs
One of the most storied franchises in MLB, Chicago cracked its World Series draught in 2016. Before then, the Cubs hadn’t won a World Series since 1908:
- Established: 1876
- Retired Numbers: 10, 14, 23, 26, 31, 42
- Seasons: 145
- Record: 11,016-10,430 (.514)
- Playoff Appearances: 21
- Pennants: 17
- World Championships: Three
- Winningest Manager: Cap Anson, 1,282-932, (.579)
Chicago Cubs FAQ
Tom Ricketts owns the Cubs. He purchased the team from the Tribune Company in 2009.
Before the Tribune Company, the Wrigley family owned the Cubs for 65 years. The Tribune Company purchased the team in 1981.
Prices vary depending on the game, date and seat, but tickets run anywhere from $15 to well over $100. Rooftop tickets generally cost hundreds of dollars.
Cubs bleacher seats costs around $40, typically.
In 2019, the Cubs had the sixth-most expensive ticket price in MLB at $93. The Red Sox had the most expensive ticket prices in the league.
Known as the “lovable losers,” the Cubs famously endured a 100-year plus World Series draught.
However, they snapped that draught in 2016. In total, they have won three World Series — in 1907, 1908 and 2016.
The Cubs are one of the most popular franchises in MLB, as the most well-known team in the third-biggest city in the US, Chicago.
The Cubs are the fourth-most valuable team in baseball according to Forbes and are listed at $3.2 billion.
Before them are the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox. The Cubs are followed by the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets.
There have been 50 players who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, but some did not play the majority of their games for the Cubs.
Among the most noteworthy Cubs to enter the Hall of Fame are Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Fergie Jenkins, Ryne Sandberg and Ron Santo.
Sammy Sosa, one of the greatest Cubs of all time, has yet to be inducted to the Hall of Fame due to his alleged steroid use.