Dodgers vs. Cubs - 8/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (81-45) at Los Angeles Dodgers (71-56)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 26, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Mike Montgomery (4-5) (2.41) vs. B Norris (6-10) (4.69)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -108 / Chicago Cubs -102 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Chicago Cubs look to keep rolling after winning 12 of their last 16 games. The Cubs have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 14 straight games. The Chicago Cubs offense continues to produce, and they’ve won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Kris Bryant leads Chicago with 144 hits, Anthony Rizzo has 87 RBI and Addison Russell has 19 home runs. Mike Montgomery gets the ball, and he’s 4-5 with a 2.41 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. This will be Montgomery’s first career game against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Dodgers have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has picked up in the second half, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 159 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 73 RBI and Justin Turner has 24 home runs. Bud Norris takes the hill, and he’s 6-10 with a 4.69 ERA and 95 strikeouts this season. Norris is 5-5 with a 3.39 ERA and 59 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 13-3 in their last 16 games following an off day and 23-9 in their last 32 Friday games. The Dodgers are 1-4 in their last 5 Friday games and 36-16 in their last 52 home games. The Cubs are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Cubs continue to be the best and hottest team in the league and it's rare these days to get them with such a low line. Even with the Dodgers offense picking up, they're still an inconsistent club overall. I'll gladly take the Cubs simply based on the value here.