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UNDER Red-Hot When LAD, CHC Clash

Offense has been at a premium when the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs meet and that has caused a boon of UNDERs for bettors. The UNDER has hit in each of the past eight contests between the Dodgers and Cubs - with the two teams combining for 4.25 runs per game.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the Dodgers’ past five games coming off a loss.
  • The Cubs have won Jake Arrieta’s past 23 starts.
  • Ben Zobrist has reached base safely in 35 consecutive games for the Cubs.

The Cubbies will send the bearded wonder Jake Arrieta to the mound, who is actually one of the best OVER pitchers in baseball. Arrieta has posted a ridiculous 1.72 ERA and has only allowed a combined 13 earned runs through his first 10 starts, but the Cubs have given him 8.1 runs of support per outing – the third-highest in the MLB.

Wildly inconsistent Scott Kazmir will take to the bump for the Dodgers Tuesday. Kazmir had 12 strikeouts through six innings in his last outing, but walked seven through just 5.2 innings in the previous game.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs bring a 35-14 record to the battle against the 27-24 Dodgers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Chicago Cubs sit at No. 2 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at No. 9 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago Cubs No. 2-rated offense, averaging 5.61 runs per game, against a Los Angeles Dodgers defense that ranks No. 5 at 3.71 in runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have averaged 8.84 hits per game so far, more than Los Angeles Dodgers batters have averaged on the year (8.19 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Chicago has the No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Dodgers own the No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Dodgers were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Chicago staff and losing 2-0 to the Cubs on Monday at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • LA Dodgers is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers's last 9 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Chicago, Wednesday, June 1st

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