Blue Jays vs Cubs Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 31, 2022

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At Rogers Centre on Wednesday, the Toronto Blue Jays play the Chicago Cubs (four straight losses) at 7:07 PM ET. The Blue Jays will hand the ball to Mitch White (0-4), but the Cubs’ starting pitcher has not been announced yet.

The Blue Jays (-230) are moneyline favorites at home over the Cubs (+191). The over/under in this contest is set at 9.5.

Blue Jays vs. Cubs Odds

Run Line

Toronto Blue Jays (-1.5)

Moneyline

Blue Jays (-230)

Total

9.5 Runs (Over: -101, Under: -120)

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When, Where, at What Time is Blue Jays vs. Cubs

  • Game Day: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:07 PM ET
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Stadium: Rogers Centre

Blue Jays Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Tayler Saucedo 60 Day Injury List Hip
Nate Pearson 60 Day Injury List Back
Julian Merryweather 60 Day Injury List Oblique
Hyun-Jin Ryu 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Teoscar Hernández Day-to-day Foot
Matt Peacock Minors Illness

Cubs Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Patrick Wisdom 10 Day Injury List Finger
Keegan Thompson 15 Day Injury List Back
Wade Miley 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Steven Brault 15 Day Injury List Shouder
Ethan Roberts 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Adbert Alzolay 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Brad Wieck 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Jason Heyward 60 Day Injury List Knee
Kyle Hendricks 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Michael Hermosillo 60 Day Injury List Quadricep
Alec Mills 60 Day Injury List Back
Codi Heuer 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Last Time Out: Blue Jays and Cubs

Yesterday, the Blue Jays claimed a 5-3 victory over the Cubs, with Kevin Gausman (6 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 9 K) earning the win for the Blue Jays. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI to lead the offense. Brendon Little (0 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 0 K) was handed the loss for the Cubs.

Betting Trends

Blue Jays Betting Records and Team Stats

The Blue Jays have won 61, or 57.5%, of the 106 games they’ve played as favorites this season. Toronto is 12-11 this season when entering a game favored by -230 or more on the moneyline. The implied probability of a win from the Blue Jays, based on the moneyline, is 69.7%. Toronto’s games have gone over the total in 65 of their 128 chances. The Blue Jays are 57-71-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 127 .283 (29) .350 (35) .502 (14) 4.9% (17) 16.1% (37) 8.7% (70)
George Springer 102 .269 (48) .347 (39) .477 (26) 4.3% (36) 17.8% (54) 9.6% (50)
Alejandro Kirk 114 .296 (16) .381 (9) .437 (59) 2.8% (78) 10.6% (5) 11.5% (22)
Bo Bichette 126 .262 (65) .307 (113) .423 (71) 3.1% (67) 24.5% (115) 6% (117)
Matt Chapman 122 .237 (113) .321 (87) .460 (37) 5% (16) 27.5% (134) 9.7% (47)

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have won in 38, or 41.8%, of the 91 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. Chicago has a win-loss record of 2-9 when favored by +191 or worse by bookmakers this year. Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cubs have a 34.4% chance of pulling out a win. Chicago and their opponents have hit the over in 55 of their 130 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The Cubs have an against the spread record of 67-63-0 in 130 games with a line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Ian Happ 127 .276 (40) .350 (35) .456 (42) 2.9% (75) 23.7% (108) 9.4% (57)
Willson Contreras 107 .246 (94) .351 (34) .471 (31) 4.5% (28) 21.2% (86) 9.1% (63)
Nico Hoerner 115 .289 (22) .336 (61) .406 (84) 1.8% (115) 11.4% (7) 5.7% (125)
Seiya Suzuki 90 .258 (-) .333 (-) .419 (-) 2.8% (-) 24.5% (-) 9.6% (-)
Christopher Morel 86 .252 (-) .315 (-) .453 (-) 3.8% (-) 31.2% (-) 7.9% (-)

Blue Jays vs. Cubs Picks and Predictions

Our top pick for Blue Jays vs. Cubs is the Blue Jays (-230 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. As for the over/under, we prefer the under on 9.5 runs.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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