Dodgers vs. Cubs Thursday Prediction
Following an offensive outbreak at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night, will Thursday’s series finale between the Dodgers and Cubs turn into more of a pitcher’s duel at 2:20 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, April 25, 2019
2:20 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 62% of the betting tickets are on the Cubs to beat the Dodgers on the moneyline.
Los Angeles Dodgers Fantasy Spin
Cody Bellinger went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk Wednesday against the Cubs. Bellinger was hitting sixth tonight even though he already has three homers against lefties, and sure enough, he took Cole Hamels deep for his fourth against a southpaw and 12th overall. One would think he'd be batting third or fourth against everyone right now.
Chicago Cubs Fantasy Spin
Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer off lefty reliever Scott Alexander on Wednesday. It's Heyward's first extra-base hit against a southpaw this year and just his third homer against a left-hander since the beginning of 2017. Heyward has looked good enough so far to deserve mixed-league consideration. Still, his upside is fairly limited for as long as the Cubs hit him at the bottom of the order.
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers are 38-15 in their last 53 games when playing the third game of a series.
The Cubs have won six of their last eight games at Wrigley Field and are 7-1 in their last eight games overall.
The under is 10-3-1 in Ross Stripling’s last 14 road starts and is 26-12-4 in his last 42 outings overall. The under is also 27-12-1 in the last 40 meetings between these two teams and is 20-9 in the last 28 meetings at Wrigley. Finally, the under is 19-8 in the Cubs’ last 27 home games.
The Pick: Dodgers/Cubs UNDER 8