Dodgers vs. Cubs Monday Prediction
After a successful trip to St. Louis over the weekend, the Chicago Cubs will host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night at 8:05 p.m. ET. Will the game stay under the total for bettors?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, June 18, 2018
8:05 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field
TV: LAD (SNLA); CHC (CSNC)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Dodgers as a -120 favorite. As of this writing, 51% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cubs to beat the Dodgers on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Dodgers' Maeda merely so-so in no-decision vs. Rangers
Kenta Maeda allowed two earned runs, five hits and three walks with a strikeout over five innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Rangers. Maeda wasn't terribly sharp, but one of his walks were of the intentional variety. He did hit a batter with a pitch, and he threw first-pitch strikes to just 14 of the 23 batters he faced. Maeda has managed quality starts in just two of his past seven outings. He'll look for better results Monday, but it's a tall order working against the Rockies in the rarefied air of Coors Field.
Cubs' Chatwood allows three runs in no-decision vs. Brewers
Tyler Chatwood pitched decently in a no-decision against the Brewers on Tuesday, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits across his five innings. The most important thing though, given Chatwood's command issues from his previous three starts, is that he issued just two walks in the game while striking out five. Travis Shaw was responsible for all of the damage against him, with a pair of two-run doubles. The right-hander still owns an awful 1.75 WHIP to go with his 3.98 ERA on the season. He'll look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Dodgers on Monday.
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers are 7-1 in their last eight games versus the Cubs.
The Cubs have won four of their last five home games and are 14-6 in their last 20 games overall.
The under is 14-3 in the last 17 meetings between these two teams in Chicago and is 23-7-1 in the last 31 meetings overall. The under is also 4-0-1 in Maeda's last five starts, is 8-2-1 in his last 11 outings versus an opponent that owns a winning record, and is 4-0 in the Dodgers' last four games. Finally, the under has cashed in seven of the Cubs' last 10 games overall and is 32-15-4 in their last 51 games versus the National League West.
The Pick: Dodgers/Cubs under