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(27-24) LA Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs (34-14)
Date: Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
Time: 8:05PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL.
Projected Pitchers: Scott Kazmir vs Jake Arrieta
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The Dodgers come into Wrigley Field this evening to face the leagues best, Arrieta. Both teams are red hot. The Dodgers have won 6 of their last 7 games. The Cubs have won 5 games straight.
Kazmir is 4-3 with an era of 4.84. Arrieta is 9-0 with an era of 1.72.
The Dodgers are now 3 games over .500 and are looking to continue climbing the standings.
They’ve put up 4.4 runs per inning this season.
They’ve scored 39 runs in the last 7 games, and they are running on all cylinders but are facing arguably the leagues best, Arrieta.
The Dodgers don’t hit a particularly high average, at just .243 for the team, nor do they hit a lot of home runs with 50.
They are 20th and 21st respectively in the MLB.
Kazmir has not been great this season with a 4.84 era.
He’s given up 17 runs in his last 5 starts, which is slightly below his era. He’s also gone at least 5.2 innings in those 5 starts, so he’s been going a little bit deeper into games.
However, it seems safe to say that he’ll give up a good share of runs against the league’s second best offence.
The Cubs are the best team in the MLB and their offence is 2nd best in the league averaging 5.7 runs per game.
There is also no sign of this slowing down. They’ve scored 38 runs in their current 5 game win streak.
They give tough at bats to the opposing pitchers and demonstrate this by leading the league in OBP at .359. They also have an impressive slugging % of .431.
Arrieta has been incredible this season with a 9-0 record and 1.72 era. He’s looked a bit more human lately but has still been impressive.
His last start was his worst start, giving up 4 runs in 5 innings but I wouldn’t expect this to happen again.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Dodgers have won 6 of their last 7 games
- Dodgers totals have been over 2 of their last 3 games
- Dodgers have scored 29 runs in their last 5 games
- Cubs have won 5 straight games
- Cubs totals have under 3 games in a row
- Cubs have scored 38 runs in their last 5 games
Free LA Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
Arietta facing Kazmir should make this game a no brainer. The Cubs offence should pound Kazmir. Dodgers are hot too so I expect them to put up a pretty good fight as Arietta looks a bit more human as of late.
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Cubs should get at least 5 but the Dodgers may have their struggles. I think they’ll still get at least 2 here. The line will probably be tough to beat here but if the line is 7, the recent trends indicate this will go over.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cubs 6-2
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