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Unders Bettors Have Profited From Cubs-Dodgers Games

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.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Los Angeles was a -108 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 6.6-3.0 win for the Cubs on Friday. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Los Angeles (71-56) will face the 81-45 Cubs in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Chicago injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 13 (Los Angeles Dodgers) and the No. 3 (Chicago Cubs) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Los Angeles Dodgers No. 14-ranked scoring average of 4.54 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs offense rated No. 3 and scoring 5.13 runs per game. The Dodgers have averaged 8.58 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.79 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Los Angeles has the No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Padres, a 6-3 final on Wednesday in support of K Hendricks at PETCO Park.

M Moore shut down the Dodgers in their last game, striking out 7 in a 4-0 shutout over Los Angeles in baseball action at Dodger Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs are 19-4 SU in their last 23 games
  • Chi Cubs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Dodgers' last 10 games at home
  • LA Dodgers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Los Angeles, Saturday, August 27th