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Los Angeles Angels @ Chicago Cubs - July 5, 2024

July 05, 2024, 8:41am EDT

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Los Angeles Angels

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-113

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Chicago Cubs

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-192

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Over

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-105

As a former sports statistician turned analyst, I approach this upcoming Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Angels game with a keen eye for hidden trends and insights. The numbers paint an intriguing picture of what we can expect on the field.

On the pitching side, the Cubs will be sending Justin Steele to the mound, who holds a 0-3 win-loss record with a 4.1 ERA and 8.8 strikeouts per game. In contrast, the Angels will rely on Griffin Canning, who has a 3-8 win-loss record, a 4.7 ERA, and averages 7.7 strikeouts per game.

When it comes to batting, both teams have been fairly evenly matched. The Cubs average 4.1 runs, 7.5 hits, and 3.8 RBIs per game with a .222 batting average and a .662 on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS). On the other hand, the Angels have put up slightly better numbers with an average of 4.2 runs, 8 hits, and 3.9 RBIs per game along with a .235 batting average and a .684 OPS.

Considering these stats and our prediction that the Cubs will come out victorious in this matchup against the Angels tonight, there are some key factors to watch for:

1. Pitching Performance: While both starting pitchers have similar ERAs, Steele’s higher strikeout rate could give him an edge in keeping the Angels’ batters at bay.

2. Offensive Output: The slight advantage in batting average and OPS goes to the Angels, but if the Cubs can capitalize on their opportunities and convert hits into runs effectively as they have done so far this season, they could outscore their opponents.

3. Over/Under Prediction: With both teams averaging over four runs per game and solid hitting statistics across the board, it’s likely that this game will see plenty of action on offense—making an over bet on total runs scored seem like a safe choice.

In conclusion, while baseball is known for its unpredictability and surprises that can’t always be captured by statistics alone, analyzing these key metrics gives us valuable insights into how this game might unfold tonight. With solid pitching from Steele and strong offensive performance from the Cubs lineup expected against Canning’s pitching from Los Angeles Angels team; all signs point towards an exciting matchup where Chicago comes out on top in what promises to be an entertaining contest for fans of both teams alike!

Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Angels
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Wager TypeChicago CubsLos Angeles Angels
Team DataChicago CubsLos Angeles Angels
Runs4.084.18
Hits7.507.96
Runs Batted In3.803.91
Batting Average0.2220.235
On-Base Slugging66.24%68.45%
Walks3.512.87
Strikeouts8.847.73
Earned Run Average4.064.75