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Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs Odds
The Chicago Cubs battle the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday in MLB betting action at Wrigley Field.
Chris Capuano gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Dodgers on this day; he's 3-6 on the season. The Cubs, meanwhile, will counter with Jeff Samardzija, who will be looking to improve on his 6-9 mark.
Chicago was a +108 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 8.5.
The Cubs - Dodgers odds would favor the Dodgers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 9 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Los Angeles is at No. 3 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the National League's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Dodgers average 9 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the National League list.
Chicago owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' National League No. 5-rated defense.
Los Angeles was a 6-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They won as -126 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. Los Angeles looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cubs, a 6-2 final on Friday in support of Hyun-Jin Ryu at Wrigley Field.
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Dodgers at Cubs trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games at home
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games
LA Dodgers at Chi Cubs, Sunday, August 4