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May 3, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

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The Dodgers get a visit from the Chicago Cubs in baseball action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

It's a pitching duel between Chad Billingsley for the Dodgers (2-1 on the year) and Ryan Dempster for Chicago (1-3 so far).

View Chi Cubs vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Dodgers were listed as -171 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 11-rated Cubs taking on the National League's No. 13-rated Dodgers in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Los Angeles owns the No. 7 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.8 per game. By contrast, the Cubs are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.6 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the National League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Chicago was a 5-2 loser on the road against the Dodgers. Bettors on Los Angeles at -220 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago suffered a 5-2 loss against Los Angeles on Monday, as James Russell wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Dodger Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

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

Next up:
Chi Cubs at LA Dodgers, Wednesday, May 4

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