Predictions for Cubs vs. Angels: Score Projection, Over/Under Pick & Odds – July 5

Friday’s game at Wrigley Field has the Chicago Cubs (40-48) matching up with the Los Angeles Angels (36-50) at 2:20 PM ET (on July 5). Our computer prediction projects a narrow 5-4 victory for the Cubs, so expect a competitive matchup.

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Cubs vs. Angels Matchup Info

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Cubs vs. Angels Predictions

  • Score Prediction: Cubs 5, Angels 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 9.5 runs

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Cubs vs. Angels Betting Lines

Cubs vs Angels Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Cubs -185 +154 9.5 -115 -105

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Cubs Betting Insights

  • Chicago has been victorious in 18, or 50%, of the 36 contests it has been chosen as the favorite in this season.
  • The Cubs have been a -185 moneyline favorite on six occasions this season and won every game.
  • Contests involving Chicago have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 38 of 88 chances this season.
  • The Cubs had a 2-4 record in the six games they were a moneyline favorite over their last 15 matchups.
  • Over its past 15 matchups (all had set totals), Chicago combined with its opponents to hit the over on the total seven times.

Angels Betting Insights

  • Los Angeles has won 42.5% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (31-42).
  • The Angels have a 4-7 record (winning only 36.4% of their games) when they have played as a moneyline underdog of +154 or longer.
  • In the 86 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Los Angeles, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 42 times (42-41-3).
  • The Angels have played as underdogs in nine of their past 15 games and won five of those contests.
  • In its past 15 games with a total, Los Angeles and its opponents are 5-9-1 when it comes to hitting the over.

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Cubs vs. Angels Probable Pitchers

Cubs’ Starting Pitcher: Justin Steele

  • The 28-year-old has pitched in 12 games this season with a 3.20 ERA and 9 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .222.
  • Justin Steele’s team is 2-3 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline favorite.
  • Steele’s team is 3-9 when he starts this season.
  • Out of Steele’s 12 starts with a total this season, six have hit the over.

Angels’ Starting Pitcher: Griffin Canning

  • The 28-year-old has put up an ERA of 4.80, with 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings in 17 games this season. Opposing batters have a .258 batting average against him.
  • The Angels are 5-10 in Canning’s 15 starts this season that they were the underdog on the moneyline.
  • Canning’s team is 6-11 in his 17 starts.
  • Canning’s starts with a set total this season have hit the over in eight of 17 games.

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Cubs’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 40-48
Home 23-20
Road 17-28
One-Run Games 14-19
Scoring 5+ Runs 28-7

Angels’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 36-50
Home 18-26
Road 18-24
One-Run Games 11-14
Scoring 5+ Runs 25-13

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