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Cubs visit Los Angeles Dodgers in MLB clash

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May 4, 3:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Los Angeles and Chicago on Wednesday, with the host Dodgers trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Carlos Zambrano, with a record of 3-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Cubs, while the Dodgers trot Ted Lilly to the mound in this one. He is 2-2 so far in 2011.

View Chi Cubs vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Dodgers as -125 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Dodgers rated this week at No. 13 and the Cubs sitting at No. 11.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Los Angeles owns the No. 7 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.7 per game. By contrast, the Cubs are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.5 per game.

Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.3 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the National League at home, scoring 3 runs per game.

In their last action, Chicago was a 4-1 winner on the road against the Dodgers. Bettors on Chicago at +136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Cubs grabbed a win last time out, defeating Chad Billingsley and the Dodgers 4-1 on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cubs at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
Chi Cubs are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Dodgers' last 9 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
LA Dodgers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Cincinnati, Friday, May 6
LA Dodgers at NY Mets, Friday, May 6

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