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MLB Betting Line Favors the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs


Los Angeles Dodgers
Friday, August 01, 2014 10:10 PM ET
Dodger Stadium

The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to improve on a 62-47 record when they take on the Chicago Cubs, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Friday.

Dan Haren will take the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he'll carry a 8-8 record into the contest. Kyle Hendricks gets the ball for the Chicago Cubs; he's 1-1 so far this season.

Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the Los Angeles Dodgers in this matchup found them as -184 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.5-3.6 win for the Dodgers. A 4.5-3.6 result in favor of the Dodgers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

62-47 Los Angeles battles the Cubs, currently with a 45-62 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Chicago injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Los Angeles Dodgers at No. 10 and the Chicago Cubs at No. 28 heading into this contest.

How Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Los Angeles Dodgers No. 10-ranked scoring average of 4.17 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs offense rated No. 24 and scoring 3.85 runs per game. The Dodgers have averaged 8.77 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.15 per nine innings).

Chicago brings the No. 18-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Dodgers's No. 5-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago was a 3-1 winner in its last match at home against the Rockies. They won as -198 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Cubs enjoyed a 3-1 victory at the expense of the Rockies on Thursday, with Jake Arrieta throwing 7 innings of 3-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Braves at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at -220 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Dodgers enjoyed a 2-1 victory at the expense of the Braves on Thursday, with Clayton Kershaw throwing 9 innings of 9-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.

Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Odds Trends

Chi Cubs is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games on the road
LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games at home
LA Dodgers is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Chi Cubs

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Chicago at Los Angeles, Saturday, August 2nd