Cubs vs Rangers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – April 9, 2023

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The Texas Rangers (4-4) meet the Chicago Cubs (4-3), who will be attempting to extend a three-game winning streak, Sunday at 2:20 PM ET, at Wrigley Field. The starting pitchers are Jameson Taillon for the Cubs, and Jon Gray (0-1) for the Rangers.

With moneyline odds of -113 for the Cubs versus -104 for the Rangers, this game should be a close one. The over/under for the Cubs-Rangers game is 8.

Cubs vs. Rangers Odds

Run Line

Chicago Cubs (-1.5)

Moneyline

Cubs (-113)

Total

8 Runs (Over: -112, Under: -108)

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

  • Game Day: Sunday, April 9, 2023
  • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
  • 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 been favorites in five games this season and won three (60%) of those contests. Chicago has a record of 3-2 when favored by -113 or more by sportsbooks this season. The Cubs have a 53.1% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. Chicago and its opponents have gone over the total this season in four of their seven opportunities. The Cubs are 4-3-0 against the spread in their seven chances this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Dansby Swanson 7 .429 (5) .515 (9) .500 (56) 0.0% (130) 12.1% (27) 15.2% (38)
Patrick Wisdom 7 .348 (32) .400 (45) .826 (5) 12.0% (4) 28.0% (146) 4.0% (158)
Ian Happ 7 .375 (15) .531 (2) .625 (25) 3.1% (92) 28.1% (148) 25.0% (3)
Nico Hoerner 7 .333 (40) .333 (105) .394 (113) 0.0% (130) 12.1% (27) 0.0% (178)
Cody Bellinger 7 .185 (162) .267 (158) .296 (155) 3.3% (82) 16.7% (61) 10.0% (78)

Rangers Betting Records and Team Stats

The Rangers have won in one of the three contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. This season, Texas has come away with a win one times in three chances when named as an underdog of at least -104 or longer on the moneyline. Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rangers have a 51% chance of pulling out a win. Contests with Texas have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in four of eight chances this season. In eight games with a line this season, the Rangers have a mark of 3-5-0 against the spread.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Nate Lowe 8 .276 (82) .323 (117) .448 (88) 3.2% (87) 16.1% (59) 6.5% (129)
Adolis García 8 .296 (69) .345 (90) .444 (90) 3.4% (75) 20.7% (87) 6.9% (118)
Josh Jung 8 .308 (61) .357 (80) .577 (33) 7.1% (21) 28.6% (150) 7.1% (114)
Mitch Garver 8 .313 (-) .421 (-) .688 (-) 10.5% (-) 26.3% (-) 15.8% (-)
Marcus Semien 8 .233 (126) .250 (165) .367 (123) 3.1% (92) 18.8% (72) 3.1% (168)

Cubs vs. Rangers Picks and Predictions

We pick that the Cubs will pick up the win in this contest, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-113). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we predict the final scoring winding up over the total (8 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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