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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Dodger Stadium.

The Cubs will trot Jake Arrieta out to the mound in this one. Righthander Arrieta has a 2-2 record and a 5.75 ERA this season.

It'll be Zack Greinke toeing the rubber for the Dodgers in this contest. Righthander Greinke is 12-3 with a 2.91 ERA so far this season.

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.

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.

Current streak:
Los Angeles has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 55-75 SU
Los Angeles: 76-54 SU

Chicago most recently:
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 most recently:
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 trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs's 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:
LA Dodgers home to Chi Cubs, Tuesday, August 27