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2016 NLCS – Series Tied 1-1
Chicago Cubs (1-1) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (1-1)
Date: Tuesday October 18
Time: 8:08PM ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Projected Pitchers: JAKE ARRIETA (R) vs. RICH HILL (L)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Chicago -122; Los Angeles +112
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Dodgers +1.5 -170
MLB Betting Total: 6.5
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Anybody who thought the Dodgers were dead and buried in this series, are now reconsidering.
The series heads to Los Angeles with things even at 1 games a piece after the Dodgers victory on Sunday night.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers knew they were taking a huge risk throwing Kershaw in Game 2. Not knowing how the rest of the series would play out, a loss in Game 2 would have buried the Dodgers and may have even taken Kershaw out of the series.
However, stepping up like all good pitchers do, Clayton Kershaw pitched 7.0 scoreless innings and turned it over to Kenley Jansen, who finished the job to even things up.
The Dodgers were paced by another homerun from Adrian Gonzalez, who continues to be the spark plug to this offense.
Rich Hill will take the ball here in Game 3, as he earned a ND in Game 5 of the NLDS.
Hill was on a short leash as he lasted just 2.2 innings, while allowing 3 hits and 1 run while striking out 6.
He won’t obviously be on a short leash here, as the Dodgers need him to give them some innings, to help save Jansen if possible.
The Cubs seemed to always have the magic up their sleeves, but in Game 2 of the NLCS, things just couldn’t come to form for them.
Javier Baez hit a ball to the warning track in the Bottom of the 7th, but that was the closest the Cubs were to scoring, as their offense was held in check for the first time in quite some time.
Chicago now hits the road, where they went 1-1 in the NLDS and are 47-35 overall on the season.
They’ll counter the Dodgers move in Game 3, with one of their own, as ace Jake Arrieta takes the mound.
Arrieta went 6.0 innings while allowing 2 runs in Game 4 of the NLDS against San Francisco and was lucky to earn a ND as the Cubs rallied in the 9th.
The Cubs ace is 18-8 on the season and has made big start after big start in the postseason over the past couple seasons.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 19-6 in their last 26 games following a loss.
- Cubs are 40-13 in their last 53 during game 1 of a series.
- Cubs are 20-7 in their last 27 games following an off day.
- Dodgers are 16-5 in their last 21 Tuesday games.
- Dodgers are 9-3 in their last 12 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Dodgers are 6-2 in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction:
While the momentum is in the Dodgers favor, Jake Arrieta is just the pitcher the Cubs want here.
Expect him to really step up and grab the momentum back for Chicago.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Chicago -122
The Cubs get to Hill early and allow Arrieta to settle in here.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 5 – Los Angeles 1
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