Baseball OddsWhile the MLB news spotlight has remained on Derek Jeter and his quest for 3000 hits as a member of the New York Yankees, the team has quietly pulled off one of the most impressive offensive runs in recent history. The Yankees have dominated the majors in home runs with Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixera, and Alex Rodriguez leading the way, and now have the chance to flex their muscle in the Windy City while Jeter rests with an injury.

New York Yankees @ Chicago Cubs

Sunday June 19, 2011 – 8:05 PM ET


Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois


MLB Betting Odds: New York Yankees – 130

The Cubs have been absolutely awful this season regardless of where they play, and will be hard-pressed to avoid the sweep at the hands of the powerful Yankees. New York comes into this game in the midst of an intense battle for the American League East division with the rival Boston Red Sox, and can’t afford to lose games against opponents that they are this heavily favored to beat.

MLB Betting Preview: New York Yankees

New York will have ace CC Sabathia on the mound on Sunday for the series finale, and the hope is that the former Cy Young winner can bring his best stuff and close out the series on a winning note. Sabathia has been excellent this season with an ERA of just 3.28, and will look to bring his best stuff under the bright lights of Sunday night baseball on the national broadcast. With the drive for 3,000 on hold the Yankees offense will have the MLB chance to show just how strong they are, and if they get to Cubs’ starter Randy Wells early on this one could get ugly in a hurry as New York pulls away.

MLB Betting Preview: Chicago Cubs

Wells is just 1-1 with a 5.63 ERA on the year, and has allowed 10 runs in his last 13 innings of work without making it past six innings in any of his starts this season. Pitching has been a sore spot for Chicago all season with 331 runs allowed through their first 66 games, and it is unlikely that one of the NL’s worst defenses will fare any better against the powerful pinstripes. The Cubs’ offense hasn’t been much better with little to rally around beyond Starlin Castro’s incredible sports betting play, and runs will be tough against Sabathia.

MLB Betting: Outlook & Pick

The Yankees will add to their league-leading home run total by roughing up Wells at Wrigley, while Sabathia continues to pace New York’s pitching staff as the pinstripes keep pace with the Red Sox in the tough AL East. The Cubs have been in tough to produce on both sides of the ball all season, and with another unfavorable pitching matchup they could be in big trouble on Sunday in the series finale.

MLB Betting Pick: New York Yankees - 130

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