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Dodgers Looking To Book Their Ticket To World Series

The Los Angeles Dodgers will look for their second straight series sweep when they take to the diamond at Wrigley Field on Wednesday. The Dodgers – who have yet to lose this postseason – have outscored their opponents 35-15 in the playoffs while posting the best ERA of any team. Will the Dodgers book their first trip to the World Series since 1988 against the Chicago Cubs tonight?

SHARK BITES
  • The visiting team is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games in this matchup.
  • The Cubs are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games against left-handed starting pitchers.
  • The Dodgers are 18-4 SU in their last 22 games with Alex Wood as the starting pitcher.

LA will send Alex Wood to the mound for his first career postseason start after a dominant regular season. The southpaw posted a 2.72 ERA while recording the most innings pitched by any Dodgers pitcher not named Clayton Kershaw. The most impressive part of Wood’s career year has been his play while traveling, as he posted a 2.24 ERA in 13 road starts while holding opponents to a .203 batting average.

The Cubs turn to Jake Arrieta with their season on the line. The former Cy Young winner has made one postseason appearance this year, a short four-inning outing in Game 4 of the NLDS in which he did not allow an earned run. Arrieta will be looking to avenge his NLCS loss to the Dodgers during last year’s postseason when he gave up four runs and two home runs in a 6-0 Cubs loss.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs bring a 95-75 record to the battle against the 110-58 Dodgers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Los Angeles injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Chicago Cubs and the league No. 7-ranked Los Angeles Dodgers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits the Chicago Cubs' No. 8-rated offense, averaging 4.96 runs per game, against a Los Angeles Dodgers defense that ranks No. 2 at 3.54 runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have averaged 8.51 hits per game so far, more than Los Angeles Dodgers batters have averaged on the year (8.34 hits per game).

Los Angeles brings the No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs' No. 7-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles got the job done in their last match in a 6-1 victory over Chicago on Tuesday at Wrigley Field behind starter Yu Darvish.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Chicago, Thursday, October 19

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