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Cubs visit Los Angeles Dodgers in MLB clash

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May 2, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Los Angeles vs Chicago battle on Monday at Dodger Stadium as the Dodgers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

It's a pitching duel between Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers (2-3 on the year) and James Russel for Chicago (0-3 so far).

View Chi Cubs vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Dodgers as -205 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 13-ranked Dodgers and the National League No. 11-rated Cubs in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Los Angeles owns the No. 6 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.9 per game. By contrast, the Cubs are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.6 per game.

Chicago brings the National League's No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Dodgers' league No. 12-ranked defense.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Diamondbacks on May 1. Bettors who backed the Diamondbacks at -170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Cubs were saddled with a loss last time out in Casey Coleman's start, as they lost 4-3 against Arizona on Sunday at Chase Field.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 7-0 result against the Padres on May 1. Bettors who backed the Padres at +120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Dodgers were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the San Diego staff and losing 7-0 to the Padres on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.

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

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing San Diego are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cubs at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Chi Cubs' last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
LA Dodgers are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
LA Dodgers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at LA Dodgers, Tuesday, May 3

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