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Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday as host Los Angeles battles the Chicago Cubs in baseball odds action.
Ricky Nolasco gets the call for the Los Angeles Dodgers and he will try to build on a 10-9 mark. In the other dugout, Edwin Jackson brings a 7-13 ledger to the game for the Cubs as he tries to quiet the Dodgers bats.
Bettors looking to side with the Dodgers in this matchup found them as -225 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 2-rated Dodgers and the league No. 12-ranked Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has the National League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 9 hits per game. The Cubs average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the National League list.
Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the National League at home, scoring 3.4 runs per game.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Dodgers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +270 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cubs grabbed a win last time out, defeating Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers 3-2 on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing San Diego are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2
A few Cubs at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games
LA Dodgers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
LA Dodgers are 19-6 SU in their last 25 games
Chi Cubs home to Philadelphia, Friday, August 30
LA Dodgers home to San Diego, Friday, August 30