New York Yankees vs. Chicago Cubs – MLB – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The New York Yankees (41-16) and Chicago Cubs (23-33) clash on Friday at 7:05 PM ET, opening a three-game series at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees are favored at home (-252) against the Cubs (+207). The Yankees will give the ball to Luis Severino (4-1) versus the Cubs and Wade Miley. The game’s over/under is set at 8.5.

Yankees vs. Cubs Predictions

Yankees vs. Cubs Betting Odds

Yankees vs. Cubs Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • New York has an 8-1 record from the nine games it was moneyline favorites over its last 10 matchups.
  • In their last 10 outings — all had a set run total — the Yankees and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total five times.
  • New York has a 6-4-0 record against the spread over its past 10 games.


  • Chicago has played as the underdog in seven of its past 10 games and has gone 3-4 in those contests.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Cubs and their opponents have combined to hit the over six times.
  • Chicago has five wins against the spread in its last 10 chances.

Yankees vs. Cubs Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Luis Severino

  • The Yankees have gone 6-3-0 against the spread when Severino starts.
  • The Yankees have a 7-1 record in Severino’s eight starts this season when they were the moneyline favorite.
  • Severino’s team has an 8-2 record in his starts this season.
  • Severino’s starts with a set total this season have hit the over in four of nine games.

Projected starter: Wade Miley

  • The left-hander did not appear in a game when his team was the moneyline underdog last season.

Yankees Batting Leaders

  • Aaron Judge has a team-high batting average of .310, and leads the Yankees in home runs (22) and runs batted in (45).
  • Judge’s home runs rank first in MLB and he ranks fifth in RBI in MLB.
  • Anthony Rizzo is batting .215 with 10 doubles, a triple, 14 home runs and 24 walks.
  • Rizzo ranks 11th in homers and 10th in RBI among MLB batters this season.
  • DJ LeMahieu is hitting .269 with 12 doubles, five home runs and 21 walks.
  • Gleyber Torres is hitting .249 with seven doubles, a triple, 10 home runs and 11 walks.

Cubs Batting Leaders

  • Willson Contreras leads Chicago in batting average (.277) this season while adding 10 home runs and 23 RBI.
  • Contreras’ home run total ranks 28th in MLB, and he is 103rd in RBI.
  • Contreras brings a three-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is batting .278 with a double, two home runs, five walks and four RBI.
  • Ian Happ is batting .269 with an OBP of .373 and a slugging percentage of .445 this season.
  • Happ ranks 88th overall in homers and 50th in RBI this year.
  • Happ takes an eight-game hitting streak into this game. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .314 with four doubles, a triple, a home run, five walks and four RBI.
  • Frank Schwindel has collected 48 base hits, an OBP of .286 and a slugging percentage of .408 this season.
  • Patrick Wisdom leads Chicago in home runs with 12 and runs batted in with 31.

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