Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs Matchup

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will be squaring off against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. WGN will broadcast this NL showdown. The game is slated to get underway at 2:20 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs Odds

The Cubs are 41-29 straight up (SU) and 35-33 against the spread (ATS). The teams lost 1.4 units for moneyline bettors while earning 3.3 units (ATS). Chicago has a – ATS record over its last seven games and the . The Dodgers, on the other hand, have gone 38-34 SU this year and are 31-39 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 17.6 units for moneyline gamblers and 8.0 units ATS. Los Angeles is – ATS over its last seven games and the Cubs games have an over/under record of 28-39-1 so far in 2018. The Dodgers have an over/under record of 36-32-2.

Ross Stripling is getting the nod for the visiting Dodgers. The right-handed Stripling is 6-1 with a 1.76 ERA and 78 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Cubs this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Cubs will send lefty Jon Lester (8-2, 2.28 ERA) to the mound. Lester has 69 punchouts and 28 walks to his name, as well as a 1.08 WHIP. Lester made two starts against the Dodgers in 2017, compiling a 0-1 record with a 6.75 ERA.

As a unit, Chicago’s pitchers have yielded 3.5 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have a 3.46 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 2.74, a WHIP of 1.24 and a K/9 of 9.3.

The Chicago hitters have put up 4.9 runs per outing, including 3.4 per game over its last 10 games and 4.8 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .254/.368/.416 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Third baseman Kris Bryant and outfielder Albert Almora Jr. have led the Cubs batters this year. Bryant is hitting .282/.386/.492 with nine home runs, 35 RBIs and 39 runs scored, while Almora Jr.’s line is .325/.371/.442 with 67 hits, 20 RBIs and 38 runs scored.

For the visiting squad, Los Angeles pitchers have allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 3.48 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 9.60 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.70, along with a K-per-9 of 9.16.

The Dodgers offense has slashed .242/.325/.423 on its way to 4.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.4 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 2.4 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).

Los Angeles offense has been fueled by outfielders Matt Kemp and Chris Taylor, who have combined to drive in 70 runs. Kemp is slashing .327/.364/.561 with 12 home runs, 43 RBIs and 32 runs scored. Taylor is slashing .248/.335/.442 with eight homers, 27 RBIs and 46 runs scored.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Cubs, ATS Winner – Dodgers, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends

  • Los Angeles has logged 14 extra-base hits over its last five games. Chicago has 15 XBH over its last five.
  • Los Angeles has posted 19.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 14.8 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games. The Cubs have hit seven over their last 10.