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Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs 05/04/2021 Previews, Spread and Game Analysis
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Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs 05/04/2021 – Los Angeles Dodgers will take the road to Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois as they face off against the Chicago Cubs in their opening game of a three-game series. The Dodgers have dropped to the second spot in the NL West Division play as they trail the Giants in the top spot. The Chicago Cubs are struggling to make ends meet as they sit at the bottom of the NL Central Division play. The Cubs are holding the same record as the Pirates and they have a long way to make up for their loss. Baseball betting predictions have made betting easier for bettors with all the odds and betting trends available online.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs 05/04/2021
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers won 17 and dropped 12 games this season. Los Angeles dropped their last four-game series against Milwaukee Brewers with a 1-3 record. The Dodgers broke their three-game losing streak after their last success against the Brewers when they scored 16 and gave up just four. Los Angeles holds the third rank on the season from their defensive side. The Dodgers are giving up 3.55 runs on average per game. Clayton Kershaw will be delivered to the mound as their starter in this game. Kershaw is holding a 4-2 record on the season with an ERA of 2.09.
Players to watch: C. Seager SS (GP 27, AB 109, R 16, H 28, 2B 6, 3B 2, HR 4, RBI 18, TB 50, BB 15, SO 22, SB 1, AVG 0.257, OBP 0.352, SLG 0.459, OPS 0.811, WAR 0.4), J. Turner 3B (GP 27, AB 101, R 19, H 34, 2B 7, 3B 0, HR 6, RBI 21, TB 59, BB 14, SO 25, SB 0, AVG 0.337, OBP 0.415, SLG 0.584, OPS 0.999, WAR 0.9).
The Cubs dropped their last three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds with a 1-2 record. On Sunday, the Cubs and Reds had one of the best chases of the season (13-12). Chicago was unable to get those extra runs and they are up against the defending world champions. Chicago has a weak defense that is surrendering 5.11 runs per game on average. Kyle Hendricks will take the nod as their starter in this game. Hendricks is holding a 1-3 record on the season with an ERA of 7.54. Hendricks gave up 19 runs and 32 hits in a span of 22 plus innings.
Players to watch: A. Rizzo 1B (GP 28, AB 99, R 14, H 22, 2B 4, 3B 1, HR 5, RBI 9, TB 43, BB 17, SO 16, SB 3, AVG 0.222, OBP 0.331, SLG 0.434, OPS 0.765, WAR 0.7), K. Bryant 3B (GP 26, AB 96, R 21, H 31, 2B 10, 3B 0, HR 9, RBI 22, TB 68, BB 13, SO 26, SB 0, AVG 0.323, OBP 0.405, SLG 0.708, OPS 1.114, WAR 1.3).
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Dodgers’ last 11 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs’ last 6 games.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs Betting Picks
Hendricks has not been up to the mark this season and he seems to be struggling to strike out opponents. The Dodgers are a top-three defensive team and they hold the key to success. The mlb betting website favors the Dodgers to win this game and cover the spread.
Score Prediction: Dodgers 7, Cubs 1.