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Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers 8/26/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers 8/26/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Chicago Cubs will skirmish with the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:10 P.M, ET. This will be the 3rd game in this 3 game interleague series where both teams are tied at 1-1. The Cubs drew 1st blood to destroy the Tigers in game 1 at a score of 9-3, but the Tigers came back with a vengeance and demolished the Cubs 7-1 in game 2. The Cubs are now 2nd in the American League with an 18-11 record, and are 1st in the NL Central Division.

The Cubs split their last 6 games, and scored 12 total runs in their last 3. The Cubs were outhit by the Tigers 10-4 in the 2nd game and had only 1 run in the last inning of the game. This run was through the effort of Wilson Contreras who solo homered in the 9th. Tyler Chatwood got the loss in game 2 after allowing 2 earned runs in 1.1 innings pitched. Despite having 0 hits in game 2, Ian Happ remains their stat leader for the season with 24 hits, 15 runs batted in, and 6 homers at .276 batting average. The Chicago Cubs have a batting average at .228 which is 24th in the league, and has a team earned run average at 4.33 which is in 14th place. Jon Lester will be on the mound for the Cubs in this final game. He is now 2-1 with a 5.06 ERA with 17 strikeouts this season.

Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers Predictions 8/26/2020

The Tigers were impressive in game 2, blowing out the Cubs holding them to only a single run. The squad also split their last 6 games, and scored 17 total runs in their last 3. Jonathan Schoop showed why he is the best player for the Tigers swatting the ball 400 feet into the air to get the grand slam in the 6th inning. Spencer Turnbull had a stellar performance throwing 5.2 scoreless innings for the win. Schoop has a team high of 30 hits, 16 RBIs, and 7 homers at .286 BAA this season. Detroit has a subpar offense at .233 team BAA is 21st in the league, and their 130 runs scored is 20th this season. The squad has the worst bullpen in the league with 6.01 allowed runs per game. The Detroit Tigers are now 10th in the American League, with a 12-16 record, and are 4th in the AL Central Division. Michael Fulmer will start for the Tigers in game 3. Fulmer is 0-0 with a 9.54 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season.

Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers. MLB’s pick for the game is the Chicago Cubs. The starting pitchers are not showing any impressive games, but Fulmer takes the cake here allowing home run after home run. He has an ERA at 9 which is alarming for the Tigers who have the worst bullpen overall. The Tigers may play well against the Cubs with a 7-3 record against Chicago in Comerica Park, but this won’t be the case with their recent performance. Chicago is doing well on their last 6 road games winning 5 of them. The Cubs win this contest at 7-3.

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Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers 8/26/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 P.M PM ET

Location: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan

Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020


MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs -138

MLB Total: 9.5

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