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Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Matchup Report

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May 4, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs Odds

17-8TEAM RECORD9-16

The Chicago Cubs will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Los Angeles Dodgers invade Wrigley Field on Friday.

The Cubs will turn to Paul Maholm and his 2-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Dodgers send Chad Billingsley (2-1) to the hill.

View LA Dodgers vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Dodgers listed as favorites of 130 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 999, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cubs rated this week at No. 11 and the Dodgers sitting at No. 2.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 10 ranking for hits in the National League at 8 per game. By contrast, the Dodgers are rated No. 8 in the same category at 8.5 per game.

Chicago owns the National League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' National League No. 6-rated defense.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, an 8-5 result against the Rockies on May 2. Bettors who backed the Rockies at +151 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Dodgers were saddled with a loss last time out in Clayton Kershaw's start, as they lost 8-5 against Colorado on Wednesday at Coors Field.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -138 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago lost in extra innings against the Reds on Thursday as Cincinnati edged them 4-3 at Great American Ball Park.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Dodgers at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
LA Dodgers are 17-8 SU in their last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers

Next up:
LA Dodgers at Chi Cubs, Saturday, May 5

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