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Cubs Rarely Lose To The Same Team Twice

The NLCS is knotted up 1-1 after the Los Angeles Dodgers took a narrow 1-0 win Sunday, but that may be a good thing for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubbies are 7-2 in their past nine games against a team they lost to in their previous matchup.

Shark Bites
  • Anthony Rizzo is 1-for-23 with 6 strikeouts during the postseason.
  • The UNDER is 13-3 in the last 16 games between the Cubs and Dodgers.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Cubs' last 5 games on the road.

Though Jake Arrieta has put up respectable numbers during the second half of the season, he has bounced between unhittable and unwatchable. In his 14 starts since the all-star game – including his one postseason start – Arrieta has had eight outings in which he has allowed two or fewer runs, but he has had five outings in which he allowed four or more. Arrieta faced the Dodgers once during the regular season, pitching seven scoreless innings.

Rich Hill has only made three starts at Dodger Stadium this season as a rash of blisters limited his starts for the Dodgers after he was acquired from the Oakland A’s, but the lefty was dominant in those outings. Hill has a 0.53 ERA with 18 strikeouts and just three walks in 17.0 innings in LA this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Los Angeles was a -104 moneyline underdogs 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 6.5.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.8-2.9 win for the Dodgers on Tuesday. 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

95-74 Los Angeles battles the Cubs, currently with a 107-60 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Chicago injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Los Angeles Dodgers rated this week at No. 7 and the Chicago Cubs sitting at No. 1.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Los Angeles Dodgers No. 16-rated offense, averaging 4.43 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 1 at 3.42 in runs allowed per game. The Los Angeles Dodgers have averaged 8.42 hits per game so far, less than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.61 hits per game).

Chicago brings the No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Dodgers's No. 5-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap


Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs's last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Dodgers's last 12 games
  • LA Dodgers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Los Angeles, Wednesday, October 19th