Cubs vs. Dodgers MLB Prediction
The Cubs and Dodgers continue their series on Saturday night when Alec Mills opposes Julio Urias in the starting pitching matchup. What’s the best play in regards to the total, which sits at 9 runs?
961 Chicago Cubs (+170) at 962 Los Angeles Dodgers (-189); o/u 9
7:15 p.m. ET, Saturday, June 26, 2021
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Chicago Cubs DFS SPIN
Alec Mills struck out three batters and allowed six hits and no walks over five scoreless innings in a 2-0 win against the Marlins on Sunday. Mills held the Marlins scoreless over five frames in an excellent start on Sunday, scattering six hits and not walking anyone. He tossed 49-of-77 pitches for strikes and induced eight groundouts to keep Miami off the board. The biggest threat to score would come in the third inning after back-to-back base hits by Starling Marte and Jesus Aguilar would put a runner in scoring position before Mills got Adam Duvall to strike out swinging and end the inning. The 29-year-old right-hander holds a 5.18 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 24 strikeouts over 33 innings. He'll get a tough matchup against the Dodgers in Los Angeles his next time out.
Los Angeles Dodgers DFS Spin
Julio Urias gave up six runs over four-plus innings Monday in a loss to the Padres. Urias has mostly been solid -- solid is probably an understatement -- in 2021, but didn't have it early on against the Padres in the loss. The left-hander allowed a three-run homer to Manny Machado in the first along with another run, and while he settled down over the next few innings, he also gave up a two-run shot to Jake Cronenworth in the fifth. The poor start sees his ERA bump up nearly a half run; going from 3.54 to 3.99 in the process. The 24-year-old will have a chance to bounce back over the weekend against the Cubs.
Cubs vs. Dodgers Betting Prediction
With the results still pending for Friday’s game, the over is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings between these two teams. The over is also 9-4 in the Dodgers’ last 13 home games when facing an opponent like the Cubs that have a winning record and is 28-12-2 in their last 42 games when facing a right-handed starter. The over is also 6-2-1 in Los Angeles’ last nine games when playing the third game of a series.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: CUBS/DODGERS OVER 9