Chicago Cubs versus New York Yankees Major League Baseball Betting Preview

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Game 2 of the day/night doubleheader between the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees on Wednesday April 16th will be over national television from Major League Baseball. The Cubs and Yankees will get started from Yankees Stadium and 7PM Eastern Time and MLB Network will produce the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the home side New York Yankees favored by -155 odds with the return on the road underdog Chicago Cubs at +140 odds. The run total is lined at 7 ½ runs. Those betting the New York Yankees on the run line and laying the -1 ½ runs will get back +135 odds. Bettors choosing to take the +1 ½ run head start with the Chicago Cubs will have to lay -155 odds for their run line wager.

The pitching matchup for Game 2 of this doubleheader will feature left hander Travis Wood on the hill for the Cubs as he will oppose right hander Michael Pineda for the Pinstripes. The Cubs are off to a bad start on the year as the club sits at 4-8 as the take the field in Game 1 on Wednesday afternoon. Wood in two appearances in 2014 has an ERA of 2.92 in 12 1/3rd innings of work. Wood is 0-1 this season as the bullpen has not been very good in his appearances. It has been a struggle offensively for Chicago as they are trending in the lower third of Major League Baseball in the four major categories. The Yankees sit at 7-6 on the year and have to feel pretty good about taking three of four home games against the Boston Red Sox over the weekend. Yankees are going to throw right hander Michael Pineda in Game 2. After missing two full seasons with injuries the six foot seven inch hurler has had early success in 2014. Pineda is 1-1 with an ERA of 1.50 in two starts. He had worked six innings in both starts giving up a single earned run in each game.

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