Free MLB Pick: Cubs vs Dodgers Odds
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(71-56) Chicago Cubs vs. L.A. Dodgers (71-55)
Date: Friday, August 26, 2016
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Projected Pitchers: Mike Montgomery vs. Bud Norris
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -111 / Dodgers +101
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs +1.5 -230 / Dodgers -1.5 +190
MLB Betting Total: 8 runs
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Dare I say this is a possible NLCS preview? Well, a few other teams may have something to say about that, but the Cubs have the most wins in the Majors and the Dodgers have the 3rd most wins in the NL.
Both of these teams are in first place in their respective divisions with the Cubs having the NL Central wrapped up 14 games up on the Pirates and the Dodgers up 2 games on the Giants.
The Dodgers were 1 out from being no-hit in their last game in a 4-0 loss to the Giants, which snapped their 4-game winning streak.
The Cubs have won 3 in a row and beat the San Diego Padres 6-3 in their last game.
The Cubs have won 4 of their last 5 games facing the Dodgers.
The Cubs have been all around solid this season ranking 1st in the Majors in team ERA and 3rd in runs scored.
Mike Montgomery (4-5 2.41 ERA) gets the call for the Cubs and in his last outing he gave up 1 earned run in 4 innings in a 9-2 win over the Colorado Rockies.
Montgomery will be making his 2nd start for the Cubs tonight after he came to Chicago in a trade with the Seattle Mariners in late July. He is 1-0 with a 0.87 ERA in his past 5 games.
In 19 career starts Montgomery is 5-7 with an ERA of 4.34.
The Cubs are 36-26 on the road this season and they have won 4 of their last 5 games away from the Windy City.
The Dodgers rank 14th in the Majors in runs scored and their pitching ranks 6th in team ERA.
Bud Norris (6-10 4.69 ERA) goes for the Dodgers tonight and in his last outing he had a relief appearance only going 1 inning and giving up 1 run on 2 hits in an 18-9 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Since joining the Dodgers on June 30 Norris is 3-3 with an ERA of 5.67.
Norris was used out o f the bullpen in his last appearance and in his last start he was shelled for 6 earned runs in only 3 innings in a 9-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.
The Dodgers have won 8 of their last 10 games after a loss.
The Dodgers are 40-25 at home this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 22-5 in their last 27 overall.
- Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
- Cubs are 1-8 in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Dodgers are 35-16 in their last 51 home games.
- Dodgers are 7-4 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Dodgers have an Over record of 7-2 in their last 9 home games.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. L.A. Dodgers MLB Prediction:
Norris has been tagged up in his last 2 appearances and look for the solid Cubs offense to get to him tonight and they will take the first game of this series.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Chicago and OVER the Number
In 10 of the last 11 games between these teams the total has gone Under and look for that trend to continue tonight.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 5 – L.A. 2
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