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MLB BASEBALL

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Wrigley Field.

Righthander Ricky Nolasco will take the mound for the Dodgers to start this game. Nolasco is 6-9 this season with a 3.72 ERA.

It'll be Chris Rusin toeing the rubber for the Cubs in this contest. Lefthander Rusin is 1-0 with a 2.94 ERA so far this season.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Yankees on July 31. Bettors who backed the Yankees at +170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Chicago was a 6-1 winner in its last match at home against the Brewers. They won as -132 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 57-49 SU
Chicago: 49-58 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 4-5
After a loss are 8-2

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to LA Dodgers, Friday, August 2