Cubs vs Rangers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – April 8, 2023

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At Wrigley Field on Saturday, the Chicago Cubs (3-3) face the Texas Rangers (4-3), with first pitch at 4:05 PM ET. On the hill for the Cubs will be Justin Steele, matched up against the Rangers’ Martin Perez (1-0).

The Rangers (+106) are on the road versus the favored Cubs (-124). The total for the Cubs-Rangers game is 7.5.

Cubs vs. Rangers Odds

Run Line

Chicago Cubs (-1.5)

Moneyline

Cubs (-124)

Total

7.5 Runs (Over: -102, Under: -119)

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When, Where, at What Time is Cubs vs. Rangers

  • Game Day: Saturday, April 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 4:05 PM ET
  • TV Channel: FS1
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Stadium: Wrigley Field

Cubs Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Seiya Suzuki 10-Day Injured List Oblique
Brandon Hughes 15-Day Injured List Knee
Kyle Hendricks 15-Day Injured List Shoulder
Codi Heuer 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Ethan Roberts 60-Day Injured List Elbow

Rangers Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Leody Taveras 10-Day Injured List Oblique
Josh Sborz 15-Day Injured List Ankle
Spencer Howard 15-Day Injured List Arm
Jake Odorizzi 60-Day Injured List Arm
Glenn Otto 60-Day Injured List Shoulder
Brett Martin 60-Day Injured List Shoulder

Last Time Out: Cubs and Rangers

Betting Trends

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have won two of the four games they’ve played as favorites this season. Chicago has entered three games this season favored by -124 or more and is 2-1 in those contests. Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cubs have a 55.4% chance to win. Chicago and its opponents have gone over the total this season in three of their six opportunities. In six games with a spread this season, the Cubs are 3-3-0 ATS.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Dansby Swanson 6 .417 (6) .500 (9) .500 (65) 0.0% (121) 10.7% (21) 14.3% (45)
Ian Happ 6 .400 (10) .556 (3) .700 (14) 3.7% (77) 29.6% (155) 25.9% (3)
Patrick Wisdom 6 .316 (63) .381 (63) .737 (8) 9.5% (8) 23.8% (113) 4.8% (145)
Nico Hoerner 6 .321 (53) .321 (115) .393 (116) 0.0% (121) 7.1% (9) 0.0% (174)
Cody Bellinger 6 .217 (139) .308 (126) .348 (138) 3.8% (73) 19.2% (83) 11.5% (67)

Rangers Betting Records and Team Stats

The Rangers have split the two contests they have played as underdogs this season. Oddsmakers have given Texas the worst odds of winning they have seen this season with a +106 moneyline listed for this contest. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Rangers have a 48.5% chance of walking away with the win. Texas and their opponents have hit the over in three of their seven games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. In seven games with a line this season, the Rangers have a mark of 3-4-0 against the spread.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Adolis García 7 .348 (36) .375 (64) .522 (58) 4.2% (60) 20.8% (96) 4.2% (150)
Mitch Garver 7 .357 (-) .400 (-) .786 (-) 13.3% (-) 26.7% (-) 6.7% (-)
Josh Jung 7 .318 (60) .375 (64) .636 (22) 8.3% (16) 29.2% (153) 8.3% (97)
Nate Lowe 7 .240 (117) .269 (154) .440 (94) 3.8% (73) 19.2% (83) 3.8% (157)
Robbie Grossman 7 .263 (102) .318 (120) .474 (81) 4.5% (55) 22.7% (110) 9.1% (89)

Cubs vs. Rangers Picks and Predictions

Our prediction for Cubs vs. Rangers is the Cubs (-124 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. As for the total, we pick the under on 7.5 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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