Scheduled for July 07, 2024, the Los Angeles Angels will take on the Chicago Cubs at the iconic Wrigley Field starting at 2:20 PM. Scattered clouds are expected to backdrop the game, providing pleasant game-time weather.

Leading the charge for the Angels, José Soriano will bring his 3.773 ERA to the mound, as he looks to secure a win over the Cubs. Opposing him, Hayden Wesneski will represent the Cubs with his 4.140 ERA.

Currently, the Angels reside in 13th place within the AL West Division, with a winning rate of just 0.42 derived from a 37-51 record. Despite being 4th in the division race with an 8-10 record, they’ve managed to pick up 5 victories in their last 10 outings. Their home and away records stand at 18-26 and 19-25 respectively, with a day game performance of 9 wins, significantly lower compared to their 28 wins in night games. They’ve scored 359 runs while allowing 432.

The Cubs rank 13th in the NL Central Division, holding a 41-49 record which translates into a 0.46 winning percentage. They find themselves 5th in the division with a 10-19 record, facing struggles both at home (24-21) and on the road (17-28). They’ve won 21 day games this season, against 20 in night outings, and have scored 369 runs while conceding 398.

Regarding the betting odds for this matchup: The point spread is set at -1.5, favoring the Cubs, with an over/under of 9.5 runs suggesting a moderately high-scoring game. For those betting on straight outcomes, the away team money line on the Angels stands at +121, indicating they are slight underdogs, while the home favorite Cubs are at -141. This presents an interesting dynamic for bettors, offering potential value depending on one’s assessment of the Angels’ recent resurgence compared to the Cubs’ home field advantage.