- The Yankees are -250 home favorites over the Cubs on Friday night
- Lefty Wade Miley (1-0, 3.38) will pitch for the Cubs against Luis Severino (4-1, 2.95)
- A look at the Cubs vs Yankees odds and matchup can be found below with a prediction
Two storied franchises will have a rare meeting when the New York Yankees host the Chicago Cubs at 7:05 pm ET Friday in the opener of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium.
The Cubs (23-33/12-13 road) are on a three-game losing streak after falling to the Orioles 9-3 on Tuesday night in Baltimore. The teams were rained out Wednesday and Chicago was off Thursday.
The American League East-leading Yankees (41-16/23-7 home) won for the eighth time in their last nine games Thursday night, beating the Twins 10-7 in Minnesota.
Cubs vs Yankees Odds
|Chicago Cubs||+210||+1.5 (-108)||Over 8.5 (-115)|
|New York Yankees||-250||-1.5 (-115)||Under 8.5 (-104)|
Odds as of June 9th at Barstool Sportsbook.
The weather forecast calls for a gametime temperature of 77 degrees with a low of 66, mostly cloudy and light wind.
NYY vs CHC Probable Pitchers
Left-hander Wade Miley (1-0, 3.38) is expected to be activated from the injured list and start for the Cubs against Luis Severino (4-1, 2.95), who will be pitching on five days of rest and has American League Cy Young odds of +5500.
Miley vs Severino
Miley last pitched May 22 against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Chicago before going on the IL with a strained left shoulder. He notched a quality start in a no-decision, giving up three runs and six hits in six innings while striking out three and walking two.
Wade Miley’s first strikeout as a Chicago Cub 🐻
— Cubs Zone ™️ (@CubsZone) May 11, 2022
The Yankees have long been Miley’s nemesis as he has an 0-4 career record against them in 11 starts with a 5.98 ERA. He is 0-1 with a 6.48 ERA in seven outings at Yankee Stadium.
Miley has made only one road start this season, allowing three runs in three innings in a no-decision against the Padres on May 10 at San Diego. He is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA in three starts at night.
The Yankees’ Marwin Gonzalez has hit .412 (7 for 17) off Miley with two doubles and one home run and DJ LeMahieu is 7 for 22 (.318) with two doubles. Giancarlo Stanton, meanwhile, is 1 for 8.
Severino was masterful last Saturday in beating the Detroit Tigers in New York. He pitched seven shutout innings and allowed only one hit while striking out 10 and walking one.
Luis Severino, Wicked Cutter and Slider. 🤢 pic.twitter.com/kf10XErjR5
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 4, 2022
Severino also pitched well in his lone career start against the Cubs in 2017, yielding only one run in seven innings of a no-decision.
Severino is a perfect 3-0 at home this season in six starts with a 2.48 ERA. He is also 3-0 in six nighttime starts with a 2.41 ERA.
The Cubs’ Andrelton Simmons is 2 for 13 (.154) with a triple off Severino.
Cubs vs Yankees Betting Outlook
The Yankees overcame Gerrit Cole giving up five home runs in 2.1 innings to beat the Twins on Thursday night for their 16th comeback win of the season.
Joey Gallo helped rally the Yankees with two home runs and DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Hicks also went deep. Gallo and Hicks both finished with two hits and three RBIs. It was LeMahieu’s 100th career blast.
Gallo goes yard again 💪 pic.twitter.com/LlAZYg45R8
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 10, 2022
Lucas Luetge, Miguel Castro, Wandy Peralta, Michael King and Clay Holmes combined for 6.2 scoreless innings of relief. Holmes pitched the ninth and lowered his ERA to 0.33.
Rookie Christopher Morel provided the Cubs’ highlight in Tuesday’s loss by leading off the game with a home run. Morel also had an RBI triple as he continued his franchise-record streak of reaching base to start a career to 21 games.
Cubs pitching gave up five home runs.
Rookie right fielder Seiya Suzuki (sprained left ring finger) could be activated from the injured list for Friday night’s game. He has been out since May 27.
Seiya Suzuki in right and Christopher Morel in center is going to be great.
We need Seiya back asap.
Both of these guys are so fun. https://t.co/1SX10mllUg
— Sam Bernero (@sambernero) June 9, 2022
The Cubs and Yankees are meeting for the first time since 2017. Chicago has won 11 of the last 13 games in the series, dating to 2005.
Cubs vs Yankees Last 10 Games
|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Score|
|4/16/14 (2)||Yankees||Cubs||NYY, 2-0|
|4/16/14 (1)||XXX||XXX||NYY, 3-0|
Cubs vs Yankees Prediction
Miley has pitched well in his first season with the Cubs but has made just three starts because of injuries. The lefty figures to be a little rusty coming off the IL without a rehab assignment while Severino is coming off a lights-out start. That makes the Yankees the pick, even at a high number.
Pick: Yankees ML (-250)