Dodgers vs. Cubs Wednesday Pick
After splitting their double-header on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs will play the rubber match of their series at 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Are the Dodgers a good underdog play to win the series?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
2:20 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field
TV: LAD (SNLA); CHC (WGN)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Cubs as a -111 favorite. As of this writing, 64% 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' Strpling solid again in win over Giants
Ross Stripling allowed two runs on four hits in 6 1/3 innings while striking out six in a 3-2 win over the Giants on Friday. Stripling was cruising through this one before he allowed a two-run homer to Pablo Sandoval that cut his start short. Still, it's another strong outing for the right-hander, and his ERA 'raises' to 1.76 with a downright impressive 78/11 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He has a fun duel coming up with the Cubs and Jon Lester on Wednesday.
Cubs' Lester allows two runs vs. Cards for eighth victory of season
Jon Lester improved to 8-2 after allowing two runs over six innings Friday against the Cardinals. Lester got plenty of help from his offense and cruised to his fourth straight win. The veteran southpaw allowed five hits — with both runs scoring on solo homers — while walking one and striking out three. After a disappointing 2017, ranks fifth in the National League with a 2.28 ERA through 14 starts.
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers have won eight of their last 10 meetings against the Cubs.
The under is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings between these two teams when the game is played at Wrigley Field and is 36-17-3 in the last 56 meetings overall.
The Dodgers have been a great bet when Stripling starts, winning six straight and eight straight when he's coming off a quality start in his last appearance. They're also 4-1 in his last five starts when he's coming off four days of rest and are 4-0 in his last four outings when he faces a team with a winning record. Both pitchers and both teams are hot so I'll take a small risk on the dog today.
The Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers +106