Chicago
Cubs
Stadium Wrigley Field
84-78 Overall | NL CENTRAL 3rd
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
Cubs.2528142564.10
Schedule
Postseason
Tue  10/2
vs
Rockies
L / 131-2
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their odds to win it all are 25/1, 3.8% (#7). They win the championship in 4.7% of simulations which makes them a good betting value. They are also a good bet to win the NL at 12/1, 7.7%. Their sim chance is 10.9%. They are projected to win 88 games and live up to their pre-season futures line of 87.5. Their playoff chances stand at 68.3% (30.7% to win the division). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #5 in the NL.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 73.5-62.5. At 73-63 they are in line with these expectations. Money line backers would be down quite a bit (-656 units). They are not good against the spread (65-71) for a -222 loss. Their under-over record is 67-61 with 8 pushes. They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the Seattle Mariners. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record should be slightly better. Their average run differential is +0.51 which ranks #4 in the NL, but their rank based on win percentage is #5. This is a relatively better home team than a road team. They are the #3 ranked team in run differential in home games, vs #6 in road games. They are trending down. Their average run differential in their past 12 games is 0 (#8 over this stretch).

TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Anthony Rizzo who is projected to be the #5 first baseman / DH the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
5 Almora, Albert CF6-219004/16/19944No College
73 Alzolay, Adbert SP6-121803/01/19951No College
--- Amaya, Miguel C6-118503/09/19990No College
9 Baez, Javier SS6-019012/01/19926No College
13 Bote, David 3B6-121004/07/19932No College
17 Bryant, Kris 3B6-523001/04/19925No College
7 Caratini, Victor C6-121508/17/19933No College
32 Chatwood, Tyler RP5-1120012/16/19898No College
40 Contreras, Willson C6-121205/13/19924No College
--- Cotton, Jharel RP5-1120001/19/19922East Carolina
11 Darvish, Yu SP6-521608/16/19867No College
33 Descalso, Daniel 2B5-1020010/19/198610No College
16 Garcia, Robel 2B6-016803/28/19931No College
8 Happ, Ian LF6-020508/12/19943Cincinnati
28 Hendricks, Kyle SP6-319012/07/19896No College
22 Heyward, Jason RF6-524008/09/198910No College
2 Hoerner, Nico SS6-120005/13/19971Stanford
24 Kimbrel, Craig RP6-020505/28/198810No College
--- Lakins, Travis RP6-418006/29/19941Ohio State
34 Lester, Jon SP6-424001/07/198414No College
36 Maples, Dillon RP6-223005/09/19923No College
29 Megill, Trevor RP6-823512/05/19930No College
--- Miller, Tyson P6-520007/29/19950No College
30 Mills, Alec RP6-420511/30/19913No College
57 Norwood, James RP6-221512/24/19932No College
--- Pelham, C.D. RP6-623802/21/19951No College
62 Quintana, Jose SP6-122001/24/19898No College
30 Rea, Colin RP6-523007/01/19902No College
44 Rizzo, Anthony 1B6-324008/08/19899No College
--- Rodriguez, Manuel P6-017408/06/19960No College
56 Ryan, Kyle RP6-521509/25/19915No College
--- Sadler, Casey RP6-320507/13/19904No College
12 Schwarber, Kyle LF6-022003/05/19935Indiana
--- Short, Zack SS5-1017505/29/19950No College
74 Steele, Justin SP6-220507/11/19950No College
--- Tepera, Ryan SP6-219511/03/19875No College
51 Underwood, Duane RP6-221007/20/19942No College
50 Wick, Rowan RP6-323411/09/19922No College
38 Wieck, Brad RP6-925510/14/19912No College
43 Winkler, Dan RP6-320502/02/19905UCF