Dodgers at Cubs - 6/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (38-31) at Chicago Cubs (37-30)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 22, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
C Kershaw (5-4) (3.29) vs. T Wada (1-1) (3.68)
The Line: Chicago Cubs +160 / Los Angeles Dodgers -170 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsNet LA, WGN
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs begin a four-game series Monday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Dodgers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Dodgers have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Adrian Gonzalez leads Los Angeles with 76 hits and 45 RBI while Joc Pederson and Howie Kendrick have combined for 63 RBI. The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost five of their last eight road games. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball, and he’s 5-4 with a 3.29 ERA and 122 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 4-2 with a 2.09 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Cubs have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Cubs have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 77 hits and 43 RBI while Starlin Castro and Kris Bryant have combined for 74 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have split their last 10 home games. Tsuyoshi Wada takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 3.68 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Wada is 0-0 with a 2.53 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 30-12 in their last 42 Monday games and 39-17 in Kershaws last 56 starts. The Cubs are 5-2 in their last 7 Monday games and 2-6 in Wadas last 8 starts as an underdog. The Dodgers are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Chicago and 13-4 in the last 17 meetings overall.
The Cubs are playing some solid baseball right now and the Dodgers have to travel after playing a late game Sunday night. I'll take a chance here with the home team and heavy plus money.