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Aug 4, 9:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

43-61TEAM RECORD57-50

The visiting Cubs hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Dodger Stadium against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Chris Volstad gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cubs on this day; he's 0-7 on the season. The Dodgers, meanwhile, will counter with Clayton Kershaw, who will be looking to improve on his 8-6 mark.

View Chi Cubs vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Dodgers were listed as -260 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Dodgers sit at No. 2 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cubs sit at a National League No. 14 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Los Angeles' National League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 15 and scoring 3.7 runs per game in the league. The Dodgers have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

Chicago brings the National League's No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Dodgers' league No. 3-ranked defense.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 6-1 result against the Dodgers on August 3. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at -156 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Cubs endured a 6-1 loss at the hands of the Dodgers on Friday, with Jeff Samardzija throwing 5 1/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Cubs at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs' last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
LA Dodgers are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 10 of LA Dodgers' last 15 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs at LA Dodgers, Sunday, August 5

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