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Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers in MLB odds

Los Angeles DodgersChicago Cubs
May 5, 1:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs Odds

17-9TEAM RECORD10-16

The Cubs get a visit from the Los Angeles Dodgers in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Chris Volstad will take the mound for Chicago, and he'll carry a 0-3 record into the contest. Chris Capuano gets the ball for Los Angeles; he's 3-0 so far this season.

View LA Dodgers vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago opened as -140 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 999.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 11-ranked Cubs and the National League No. 2-rated Dodgers in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's National League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 3.6 runs per game, against a Dodgers offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Cubs have averaged 8.1 hits per game to date this season, less than the Dodgers hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the National League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +118 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-4 to Chicago on Friday at Wrigley Field.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

A few Dodgers at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games
LA Dodgers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games at home

Next up:
LA Dodgers at Chi Cubs, Sunday, May 6

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