In what is not exactly a star-studded pitching matchup, Mike Montgomery (2.41 ERA) will take the mound for the Cubs as they visit Los Angeles to take on Bud Norris (6-10, 4.69 ERA) and the Dodgers.
The Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Dodgers.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Cubs' last 11 games against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 10-4 in their last 14 games after a loss.
Montgomery made his first start for the Cubs last week but was only allowed to pitch 4.1 innings in what was deemed a “tandem start” by the Cubbies’ organization. The lefty had not pitched more than two innings for the club and needed to stretch out his arm. It is likely he will have tonight’s start all to himself after looking good in his last outing.
Bud Norris was used as a reliever in a game against the Reds on Monday and has been in and out of the rotation since being acquired from the Braves. He has, somehow, been pretty good in home games this year posting a 2.77 ERA inside friendly ball parks. He has seen the Cubs once this year when he hurled seven innings of four-hit one-run ball.
Based on the UNDER trend and how Norris has pitched at home, a bet on the UNDER of a bloated total is the likely bet.