According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cubs are +153 money line home underdogs versus the Dodgers, who are -166 money line road favorites. The total for tonight’s 8:05PM ET start time is currently sitting at 7 runs.
The play tonight might be the under, which is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams in Chicago. The under is also 4-0 in Zack Greinke’s last four road starts versus a team with a losing record, 4-0 in his last four starts with four days of rest and 7-2 in his last nine starts after allowing five runs or more in their previous game.
On the other side, the under is 19-7-1 in the Cubs’ last 27 home games, 4-1 in their last five games as a home underdog of between +151 and +200, and 9-2-1 in their last 12 during Game 1 of a series. The under is also 5-0-1 in Wada’s last six home starts, 3-1-1 in his last five starts during Game 1 of a series and 5-1-2 in his last eight starts after allowing two runs or less in their previous game.
If you’re looking for a side play tonight, the Dodgers are expensive but they’re 4-0 in their last four games in Chicago and 10-3 in their last 13 games overall versus the Cubs.