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Jeff Samardzija vs Chad Billingsley matchup featured in MLB action

Chicago CubsLos Angeles Dodgers
Aug 3, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

43-60TEAM RECORD56-50

Baseball bettors look for value at Dodger Stadium on Friday as host Los Angeles battles the Chicago Cubs in baseball odds action.

The Dodgers will rely on Chad Billingsley to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jeff Samardzija will be his counterpart for the Cubs. Chad Billingsley is 6-9 this season, and Jeff Samardzija is 7-8.

View Chi Cubs vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Dodgers as -155 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 2-rated Dodgers and the league No. 14-ranked Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Los Angeles and its National League No. 12-rated batting order, averaging 3.9 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 14 lineup of the Cubs at 3.8 runs per outing.

Chicago brings the National League's No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Dodgers' league No. 4-ranked defense.

The Cubs were an 8-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago suffered an 8-4 loss against Pittsburgh on Wednesday, as Travis Wood wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Wrigley Field.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 4-0 loser at home against the Diamondbacks. Bettors on Arizona at +105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Dodgers were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Arizona staff and losing 4-0 to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

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

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Arizona are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Cubs at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games
LA Dodgers are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at LA Dodgers, Saturday, August 4

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