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Los Angeles sends Zack Greinke vs Jake Arrieta in Dodgers vs Cubs game

Chicago CubsLos Angeles Dodgers
Aug 26, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

55-75TEAM RECORD76-54

Dodger Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the visiting Chicago Cubs on Monday.

Jake Arrieta gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cubs on this day; he's 2-2 on the season. The Dodgers, meanwhile, will counter with Zack Greinke, who will be looking to improve on his 12-3 mark.

View Chi Cubs vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as +-265 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
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.

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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.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

The Cubs were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Padres. That made winners of bettors who got San Diego at -142 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Cubs got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against San Diego on Sunday; it was a 3-2 final at PETCO Park in MLB wagering action.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were an 8-1 loser as they battled the Red Sox at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -119 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles suffered an 8-1 loss against Boston on Sunday, as Chris Capuano wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Dodger Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After playing San Diego are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

A few Cubs at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 13 games when playing LA Dodgers
Chi Cubs are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
LA Dodgers are 19-5 SU in their last 24 games
LA Dodgers are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games at home
LA Dodgers are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at LA Dodgers, Tuesday, August 27