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Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Online MLB Betting Preview

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Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting

The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to deliver a heap of online MLB betting action as they host the Chicago Cubs in a 4-game series that kicks off this Thursday. The Cubs are 4-2 in their last 6 matchups and are hopeful they can carry that momentum on the road. The Dodgers on the other hand, have dropped the last two matches and will be looking for a rebound at home. So what kind of turnout should sports betting fans expect out of this Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers match?

Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Thursday, June 13th

When: 9:10 pm ET
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: MLB TV

Online MLB Betting Odds:
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Cubs +1½ (-140) 8 (-115) +155
Dodgers -1½ (+120) 8 (-105) -165
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Chicago Cubs

After picking up a solid 10-1 win over the Colorado Rockies, the Chicago Cubs enter this matchup with a 38-29 record. That tally ranks them 2nd in the NL Central and it also places them ½ a game behind the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers. With this in mind, it’s clear that Chicago is in the running to become the best team in the NL Central. Furthermore, the division is pretty much up for grabs between these two as Chicago’s nearest threat is 5-games behind this duo.

Since the Cubs have delivered 18 runs in their last 3 matchups, we can expect them to turn to their offense once again on the road here. After all, the Cubbies have won 7 out of their last 11 when putting up four or more runs. Thanks to the efforts of Baez, Bryant and Rizzo, the Cubs currently rank 5th overall in total home runs this season.

This Thursday night, the Cubs will be starting Jon Lester. Lester steps to the mound with a 5-4 record as well as a 3.56 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. Although his record on the season isn’t all that impressive, Chicago is 12-4 SU in Lester’s last 16 road starts. However, the team itself hasn’t had much luck against the Dodgers since they’re 2-7 SU in their last 9 versus LA.

Players to Watch: Javier Baez (17 HR, 46 RBI, .297 BA), Kris Bryant (13 HR, 36 RBI, .268 BA), and Anthony Rizzo (17 HR, 47 RBI, .281 BA).

Los Angeles Dodgers

Despite losing their last two games, the Los Angeles Dodgers leap into tonight’s contest flashing a 45-23 record. Unsurprisingly, that stellar record ranks them 1st in the NL West and it also gives them a 9 ½ game lead over their nearest competitor- the Colorado Rockies. Although they don’t have much on the line tonight, the Dodgers will still be looking to snap that losing streak.

All in all, Los Angeles really needs a strong outing this evening. After all, the team is 2-4 in their last 6 games. Scoring has undoubtedly been the issue for the Blue Crew as they have put up just 7 runs in their last 3 matches. Additionally, they have only 2 games out of their last 8 in which they scored more than 3 runs. Facing a team like the Cubs, this could be catastrophic for Los Doyers.

Tonight the club will be sending Clayton Kershaw to the mound. He enters this matchup with a 5-1 record as well as a 3.00 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP. Despite coming off his first loss of the season, Kershaw is a great pick seeing as he’s given up just 17 earned runs in his last 46 innings pitched.

Players to Watch: Corey Seager (8 HR, 38 RBI, .278 BA), Cody Bellinger (20 HR, 54 RBI, .352 BA), and Max Muncy (15 HR, 40 RBI, .278 BA).

Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Numbers

Trends

  • Chicago Cubs are 7-3 straight up (SU) in their last 10 games
  • Chicago Cubs are 15-17 against the spread (ATS) when playing on the road this season
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago Cubs last 7 games against an opponent in the National League.
  • Los Angeles Dodgers are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games
  • Los Angeles Dodgers are 18-14 ATS when playing at home this season
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 10 of LA Dodgers’ last 12 games this season.

Injuries

  • Chicago
    • Xavier Cedeno RP
    • Steve Cishek RP
  • Los Angeles
    • Matt Beaty 1B
    • Tony Cingrani RP
    • Scott Alexander RP
    • David Freese 3B
    • Corey Seager SS
Head-to-Head
Chicago Cubs Los Angeles Dodgers
38-29 Win-Loss 45-23
353 Runs 355
5.3 Runs per Game 5.2
.254 Team Batting Average .263
.335 On Base Percentage .341
.453 Slugging Percentage .462
.788 On Base Plus Slugging .803

Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers matchup? All things considered, this one is a bit of a tossup. There’s no question that Chicago enters with more momentum, seeing their recent success especially from their batting. However, the Dodgers are still an extremely talented team and clearly have the better pitcher on the mound. Accounting for Kershaw’s dominance, we’re going to stick with LA here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Moneyline: The Dodgers are the favored ones here so if you think the Cubs can get it done, taking them will surely payoff. However, sticking with Los Angeles is arguably the safer route here. And the odds aren’t all that lopsided for fans looking to bet on the Dodgers.

ATS: The Cubs have been hitting great as of late so they’re definitely the ones to back on the runline.

TOTALs: 8 runs isn’t that high for these two teams so stick with the OVER. The UNDER offers better vig but it’s likely to be missed.

Score Prediction: 7-6 Los Angeles.