Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 6/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (39-31) 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
The Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Monday at Wrigley Field in game on of their series of MLB postseason hopefuls.
The Chicago Cubs aren’t all that close to the top of the standings in the National League Central but they are in the mix for a Wildcard spot and if the season ended today they would be in the playoff. The Cubs are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 18-13 at home, and they trail the Cardinals by seven games in the standings. As a team the Cubs are hitting .245 with Anthony Rizzo hitting .309, Kris Bryant hitting .277, and Starlin Castro hitting .271. The Cubs pitching staff has an ERA of 3.52 with the starters at 3.69 and the bullpen at 3.18. For game one against the Dodgers the Cubs start Tsuyoshi Wada who has allowed 27 hits and 12 earned runs while striking out 30 over 29.1 innings for a 1-1 record and a 3.68 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have been shaky in spots but they continue to lead the National League West. The Dodgers are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 12-18 on the road, and they have a 1.5 game lead on the Giants in the NL West standings. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .256 with Yasiel Puig hitting .313, Adrian Gonzalez hitting .297, and Howie Kendrick hitting .285. The Dodgers pitching staff has an ERA 3.36 with the starters at 3.47 and the bullpen at 3.10. For game one against the Cubs the Dodgers start Clayton Kershaw who has allowed 75 hits and 34 earned runs while striking out 122 over 93 innings for a 5-4 record and a 3.29 ERA.
Chicago is 3-7 in game one of a series, 9-2 at home against a team with a losing road record, and 1-7 in Wada’s last eight starts against a team with a winning record. Los Angeles is 2-5 against a left-handed starter, 3-8 following a win, and 39-17 in Kershaw’s last 56 starts. Los Angeles is 13-4 in their last 17 games against Chicago.
With the total set at 8.0 I don’t see this one going over that so my free pick is the under. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area and the App.