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MLB BASEBALL

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Wrigley Field.

Hyun-Jin Ryu will be the starting pitcher for the Dodgers on this day. Lefthander Ryu is 9-3 this season with a 3.14 ERA.

It'll be Travis Wood toeing the rubber for the Cubs in this contest. Lefthander Wood is 7-7 with a 2.79 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at -125 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 58-49 SU
Chicago: 49-59 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to LA Dodgers, Saturday, August 3