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Cubs, Dodgers Have a History of Going OVER

The Chicago Cubs will be looking to rebound from a 7-3 setback in their series-opening game against the Los Angeles Dodgers when the NL teams play the second of a four-game set tonight in California.

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Standout Stats

  • Sportsbooks opened the Dodgers as -128 home favorites with a total of 8.
  • Kyle Hendricks is listed as the probable starter for the Cubbies. Hendricks (7-4, 3.00 ERA) has struck out 20 batters against two walks and allowed five runs in 22 innings while winning his last three starts.
  • Hendricks is 2-2 with a 5.16 ERA in four regular-season starts vs the Dodgers.
  • Rich Hill will counter for the Dodgers. Hill (3-1, 2.50) has won back-to-back starts and three straight decisions. The 39-year-old hasn’t allowed a run in 6.2 regular-season innings (one start, one relief appearance) against the Cubs.
  • Is another OVER in store in this series? After the series opener went above the closing total, the OVER is now 6-1 in the past seven meetings between the Dodgers and Cubs.
  • The Cubs haven’t fared well at Dodger Stadium. Chicago is 2-8 SU in its last 10 trips to Los Angeles.

My Best Bet for Cubs-Dodgers

OVER 8 runs

The Cubs and Dodgers have a history of going OVER totals, and despite Hill’s impressive numbers against Chicago, I’m taking OVER 8 runs in this game. Chicago was outplayed on Thursday but I’m expecting a better offensive performance out of the Cubs tonight, and I think the Dodgers will put enough runs on the board to send this one OVER.