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Chicago Cubs Betting

Despite being a perennial World Series contender for the past several years the Chicago Cubs have been one of the biggest money losers on the board in that span. When you combine the Cubs perpetual status as favorites along with their massive worldwide following and popularity with casual bettors you end up with a team that offers little in the way of wagering value.

A new era beckons on the North Side of the Windy City for 2020 as Joe Maddon, the first man to lead the Cubs to a World Series title since 1908 in 2016, has departed for the Los Angeles Angels. While it was sold as a mutual parting of the ways and that it was time for Maddon to go its still a profound and risky separation for both parties. Maddon led the Cubs to their most successful era in over 100 years with four consecutive playoff appearances from 2015 through 2018.

Now filling the huge shoes of Maddon is David Ross, who played in the Big Leagues from 2002 through 2016. He was a member of World Series championship teams with the Boston Red Sox in 2013 and the Cubs in 2016. Ross was a catcher in his playing career. Ross signed a three-year contract to manage Chicago after a spending three years as a special assistant with the club.

General manager Jed Hoyer has held his position since 2011 after previously serving as general manager of the San Diego Padres. He broke into baseball with the Boston Red Sox and was a close assistant to Theo Epstein, who led the famed “Gang of Four” executives, which included Hoyer, to a highly successful era. Epstein of course is the man that ended “The Curse of the Bambino” in leading the Red Sox to their first World Series title since 1918 in 2004. Epstein is the Cubs president of baseball operations.

Chicago Cubs at a Glance

Manager: David Ross

Home Stadium: Wrigley Field

World Series Championships: 3 (Last, 2006)

League Pennants: 17 (Last, 2016)

Divisions Titles: 7 (Last, 2017)

Current Odds to Win World Series: +3114

Current Odds to Win National League Pennant: +1559

2020 Season Preview

The Cubs boast the fourth highest payroll in baseball led by right fielder Jason Heyward and starting pitcher Yu Darvish.

Left fielder Kyle Schwarber is the man that powered the Cubs last year. Schwarber scored 82 runs with 29 doubles, 92 runs batted in, a .250 average, .531 slugging percentage and OPS of .871. Schwarber set a career best in all major categories in 2019.

First baseman Anthony Rizzo has been a Cubs mainstay since 2012. He is slated to lead off for the 2020 season. Last year Rizzo scored 89 runs while compiling 29 doubles, 27 home runs, 94 runs batted in with a .293 average, .520 slugging percentage and .924 OPS. Rizzo is a three-time NL All-Star and won NL Sliver Slugger honors in 2016. In that same year he won the Rawlings NL Platinum Glove.

Right hand starter Yu Darvish was only 6-8 for 2019 but did not get a lot of support as evidenced by his 3.98 earned run average. Darvish struck out 229 batters in 178.2 innings of work. While with the Texas Rangers, Darvish was a four-time AL All-Star.

Closer Craig Kimbrell was an unmitigated disaster last year with a record of 0-4 and 6.53 earned run average with only 13 saves and an eye-popping WHIP of 1.60. Kimbrell had 42 saves the year before with a 2.74 ERA and 0.99 WHIP. Kimbrell is a four-time All-Star and was the 2014 Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year as well as the 2017 Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year.

2020 Chicago Cubs Schedule

June 26-29: at Milwaukee Brewers

June 30-April 1: Pittsburgh Pirates

April 3-5: Arizona Diamondbacks

April 6-9: at Pittsburgh Pirates

April 10-12: St. Louis Cardinals

April 14-15: at Baltimore Orioles

April 16-19: at Washington Nationals

April 21-23: San Diego Padres

April 24-26: Philadelphia Phillies

April 27-29: Pittsburgh Pirates

April 30-May 3: at Arizona Diamondbacks

May 4-6: at Los Angeles Dodgers

May 8-10: Washington Nationals

May 11-13: Milwaukee Brewers

May 14-17: at San Diego Padres

May 19-21: at Pittsburgh Pirates

May 22-24: at Milwaukee Brewers

May 26-28: Miami Marlins

May 29-June 1: Cincinnati Reds

June 2-3: Baltimore Orioles

June 4-7: at Cincinnati Reds

June 8-10: at Philadelphia Phillies

June 13-14: at St. Louis Cardinals

June 16-18: New York Mets

June 19-21: Boston Red Sox

June 23-25: at Cincinnati Reds

June 26-28: at New York Yankees

June 29-July 2: Milwaukee Brewers

July 3-5: Tampa Bay Rays

July 7-8: at Chicago White Sox

July 10-12: at Atlanta Braves

July 17-19: Cincinnati Reds

July 20-21: Chicago White Sox

July 23-26: at St. Louis Cardinals

July 27-30: at San Francisco Giants

July 31-August 2: Milwaukee Brewers

August 3-6: Atlanta Braves

August 7-9: at Milwaukee Brewers

August 11-12: at Cincinnati Reds

August 14-16: at Toronto Blue Jays

August 17-20: Los Angeles Dodgers

August 21-23: St. Louis Cardinals

August 25-27: at Miami Marlins

August 28-30: at New York Mets

August 31-September 2: San Francisco Giants

September 4-6: Cincinnati Reds

September 7-9: at Colorado Rockies

September 10-13: at St. Louis Cardinals

September 14-17: Pittsburgh Pirates

September 18-20: Colorado Rockies

September 22-23: at Pittsburgh Pirates

September 25-27: St. Louis Cardinals

Statistics By Year (2010)

2019 84-78 51-30 33-48 -1172 85-80-7 3rd
2018 95-68 51-31 44-37 55 73-88-2 2nd
2017 92-70 48-33 44-37 -1,198 76-79-7 1st
2016 103-58 57-24 46-34 +299 75-79-8 1st
2015 97-65 49-32 48-33 +1,751 71-81-10 3rd
2014 73-89 41-40 32-49 -450 82-73-7 6th
2013 66-96 31-50 35-46 -1,542 68-86-8 5th
2012 61-101 38-43 23-58 -2,568 80-75-7 6th
2011 71-91 39-42 32-49 -1,424 79-77-6 5th
2010 75-87 35-46 40-41 -1,613 69-82-11 5th

Year-By-Year History (2010)

2019 84-78 3rd -
2018 95-68 2nd Lost NL Wild Card
2017 92-70 1st Lost NLCS
2016 103-58 1st Won World Series
2015 97-65 3rd Lost NLCS
2014 73-89 6th -
2013 66-96 5th -
2012 61-101 6th -
2011 71-91 5th -
2010 75-87 5th -
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