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Dodgers face Chicago Cubs: MLB odds preview and stats

Los Angeles DodgersChicago Cubs
Aug 2, 4:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs Odds

58-49TEAM RECORD49-59

Chicago will look to improve on its 49-59 record when take on Los Angeles, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Friday.

It's a pitching duel between Travis Wood for the Cubs (7-7 on the year) and Hyun-Jin Ryu for Los Angeles (9-3 so far).

View LA Dodgers vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago was a +111 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 3-rated Dodgers taking on the National League's No. 9-rated Cubs in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Dodgers are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9 per game.

Los Angeles brings the National League's No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs' league No. 9-ranked defense.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at -125 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles rolled to a 6-4 win against Chicago on Thursday, as Ricky Nolasco and the Dodgers' bats led the team to victory at Wrigley Field.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Dodgers at Cubs trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home

Next up:
LA Dodgers at Chi Cubs, Saturday, August 3

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