Cubs vs. Dodgers Prediction
The Los Angeles Dodgers picked up a win last night to open their home series versus the Chicago Cubs. Will it be more of the same as the series resumes tonight?
Friday, June 14, 2019
Dodger Stadium at 10:10PM ET
TV: SportsNet LA
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Dodgers are a -137 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Cubs are a +127 underdog, while the total is set at 8 runs. As of Friday afternoon, 53 percent of public bets are being placed on host LA. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Bryant, Schwarber homer in loss
Chicago lost 7-3 at the Dodgers Thursday night to fall to 38-30 overall and 14-19 on the road. Kyle Schwarber helped lead the offense for the Cubs as he was 2-for-4 with a solo home run. Kris Bryant finished 1-for-2 with a solo home run, two walks and two runs scored. Willson Contreras went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. Jon Lester suffered the loss as he gave up six earned runs on nine hits over five innings, striking out seven and walking one. Kyle Hendricks draws the start tonight as he enters with a 7-4 record, 3.00 ERA and 1.11 WHIP with 74 strikeouts over 84 innings.
Dodgers pound out win
Los Angeles hit four home runs Thursday night in a 7-3 home victory over Chicago to improve to 46-23 overall and 26-7 at home. David Freese helped lead the Dodgers as he went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBIs. Cody Bellinger finished 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs. Max Muncy was 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Clayton Kershaw earned the win as he gave up three earned runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts and two walks over six innings. Julio Urias allowed one hit and walked one with no strikeouts over three scoreless innings of relief to get the save. Rich Hill will start tonight for LA as he comes in with a 3-1 record, 2.40 ERA and 1.16 WHIP with 52 strikeouts over 45 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cubs are 1-6 in their last seven road games. Chicago is 7-3 in the last 10 Hendricks starts on the road.
The Dodgers are 41-13 in their last 54 home games. Los Angeles is 5-1 in the last six Hill starts on Fridays.
This should be a fantastic pitching matchup and Hendricks has a knack for rising to the occasion. The Dodgers haven't lost much at home, but I feel like Hendricks is the right type of pitcher to offset the long ball by LA and Chicago has some power hitters who can do damage against lefties. At this price, I like Chicago here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CHICAGO CUBS +127