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2017 NLCS Game One – (0-0) Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (0-0)
Date: Saturday, October 14th, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Projected Pitchers: TBA vs. Zack Greinke
MLB Moneyline Odds: OFF
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Only four teams are remaining in the hunt for the World Series.
In the National League Championship series it’s a rematch of last year’s NLDS. The Chicago Cubs will make the trip to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers.
The Dodgers have won four of the six games played between the two teams this year.
The Chicago Cubs had to really battle even to make it to this point and to have another chance at a showdown with the Dodgers.
It took five games in the NLDS and in game five a comeback, but they held on in the end to come out with a 9-8 victory.
In that victory though it really took a toll on their bullpen. They had to use six pitchers including Wade Davis going 2.1 innings to shut the door.
After the game they had to also fly from Washington cross country to Los Angeles and then will get a day off and then have to play.
To win this game they need to focus early on and try to get out to an early lead. They can’t come out slow in this one, or they will have issues winning this game.
They haven’t yet announced who will start in this game, but whoever starts is going to have to be on their A game. They are going against Kershaw for the Dodgers so they are going to need to be solid and really try to limit runs.
Los Angeles Dodgers
On the other side of this match up is the Los Angeles Dodgers who really had no issues taking care of business in the NLDS against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
They got good pitching and the bats were red hot, and that led to a series sweep and a chance at this match up with the Cubs.
After struggling a bit towards the end of the season the bats have seemed to get it figured out again and that has led to a lot of success.
In terms of winning this game it’s going to be a very simple plan on paper. On the mound for the Dodgers is their ace Clayton Kershaw and they need him to have a good game in this one, and ride that to victory.
On the offensive side if Kershaw pitches well they probably won’t need to put up a ton of points, but they need to try and keep the hot bats rolling.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CHC are 6-2 in their last 8 playoff games.
- CHC are 9-4 in their last 13 Sat. games.
- CHC are 35-17 in their last 52 overall.
- LAD are 49-18 in their last 67 home games.
- LAD are 72-33 in their last 105 overall.
- LAD are 72-33 in their last 105 games on grass.
- Under is 9-2 in Kershaws last 11 starts vs. CHC.
- Under is 20-6 in the last 26 meetings.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction:
No matter who starts for the Cubs the advantage in terms of pitching is going to lie with the Dodgers.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: There is no line yet. A final score prediction is provided below.
I think the Dodgers will have good success in this one at the plate too, and that will lead to a pretty easy victory.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Dodgers 6 – Cubs 1
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