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2021 MLB Handicapping
(17-12) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs (12-16)
Date: Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
Time: 2:20 pm
Venue: Wrigley Field in Chicago
Projected Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs Kyle Hendricks
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -180 | Cubs +150
MLB RunLine Betting Odds:
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
Last year’s World Series champions make their way to Wrigley Field Monday for the start of a three-game series as the Los Angeles Dodgers face the Chicago Cubs. The two teams will play a doubleheader after Monday’s game was delayed.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers have not been the same team of late that they were last year and at the start of this season. After starting the season 13-2, the Dodgers have now lost 10 of their last 14 games. The Dodgers avoided a sweep from Milwaukee Sunday in emphatic fashion, defeating the Brewers 16-4. The Dodgers still have plenty of season to prove they are the champions they were last year, but these last few weeks have proven that they aren’t invincible. The Dodgers also got the unfortunate news that pitcher Dustin May is done for the season yesterday.
The Dodgers offense has fallen off significantly in recent weeks. Los Angeles has dropped to 15th in the league in average as a team at .233. Justin Turner leads the team in hits and average, currently hitting .337. He also leads the team with six home runs.
The Dodgers have a good opportunity to get their offense back on track in this series. They face a Cubs pitching staff that ranks in the bottom five of baseball in team ERA.
Clayton Kershaw gets the ball for the Dodgers after Walker Buehler was supposed to go on Monday. In his last time out he went seven innings, striking out eight without surrendering a run against Cincinnati.
The Cubs have sputtered out the gate and once again find themselves under .500. Chicago dropped two out of three to the Reds over the weekend, including a dramatic 13-12 loss on Sunday.
The Cubs got off to a dreadful start offensively this season, but are crawling their way u[p the ladder. They still enter Monday 25th in the league with a .218 average as a team, but they’ve shown flashes of offense over the last few weeks, including Sunday.
Kris Bryant has really picked things up for the Cubs of late. The issue with this team has been consistency, particularly from guys like Javy Baez and Anthony Rizzo. This has not looked like the same nucleus that won a championship in 2016.
Kyle Hendricks gets the start for the Cubs on Tuesday in game one. He was rocked his last time out, allowing seven runs in 3 2/3 innings. He is 1-3 this year with a 7.54 ERA and 1.76 WHIP across 22 2/3 innings.
MLB betting trends
Dodgers are 4-0 in their last 4 road games with the total set at 6.5 or lower.
Dodgers are 8-1 in their last 9 games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
Dodgers are 8-1 in their last 9 road games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
Dodgers are 39-12 in their last 51 vs. a team with a losing record.
Dodgers are 38-13 in their last 51 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Dodgers are 46-16 in their last 62 games as a road favorite.
Dodgers are 41-15 in their last 56 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction: Dodgers Runline
The Dodgers don’t have enough value just to take the moneyline, so the runline is the play. Hendricks has had a tough time this season, and after Sunday’s performance, the Dodgers should be back to their usual offensive production. Kershaw should also shut down a struggling Cubs offense.
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