Dodgers vs. Cubs - 8/27/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (82-45) at Los Angeles Dodgers (71-57)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 4:05 pm (Dodger Stadium)
J Hammel (13-6) (3.07) vs. Julio Urias (4-2) (3.95)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers / Chicago Cubs --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers play game two of their series Saturday afternoon on FS1.
The Chicago Cubs look to keep rolling after winning 12 of their last 16 games. The Cubs have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 15 straight games. The Chicago Cubs offense continues to show up, and they’ve won 20 of their last 25 games when scoring more than three runs. Kris Bryant leads Chicago with 146 hits, Anthony Rizzo has 88 RBI and Ben Zobrist has 14 home runs. Jason Hammel gets the ball, and he’s 13-6 with a 3.07 ERA and 115 strikeouts this season. Hammel is 2-6 with a 4.80 ERA and 54 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look for consistency after splitting their last 16 games. The Dodgers have scored five runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has been hit or miss in the second half, and they’ve won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 161 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 74 RBI and Justin Turner has 24 home runs. Julio Urias takes the hill, and he’s 4-2 with a 3.95 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. This will be Urias’ second career game against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 36-15 in their last 51 during game 2 of a series and 6-1 in Hammels last 7 starts. The Dodgers are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 7-0 in Urias' last 7 starts. The Cubs are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
I know this run can't possibly continue forever, but there's been nothing more profitable this season than backing the Cubs, especially in the month of August. This team just keeps winning and the offense has produced four or more runs in 15 straight games. It's just unreal. Why would you pick any other team than the Cubs?