Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs - 8/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (73-55) at Los Angeles Dodgers (72-56)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 9:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
J Lester (8-9) (3.44) vs. M Latos (4-9) (4.81)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers +110 / Chicago Cubs -120 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLB TV
The Los Angles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs face off on Saturday at Dodger Stadium for game tow of their MLB series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers simply outplayed the Cubs to get the win in game one of their series. Adrian Gonzalez, Chase Utley, and Jimmy Rolling each had hits as the Dodgers scored four runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw allowed three hits and a run while striking out 14 over 8.0 innings to get the win to get to 11-6 for the season and Kenley Jansen earned his 26th save. For Saturday’s game the Dodgers start Mat Latos who has allowed 85 hits and 44 earned runs while striking out 79 over 88.1 innings for a 4-7 record and a 4.48 ERA.
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The Chicago Cubs just couldn’t hit the ball on Saturday as they lost in Los Angeles. Anthony Rizzo hit a home run and Dexter Fowler and Matt Sczur each had hits s the Cubs scored one run on three hits. Starting pitcher Jason Hamnel allowed four hits and three runs while striking out five over 5.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 7-6 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Cubs start Jon Lester who has allowed 149 hits and 60 earned runs while striking out 159 for an 8-9 record and a 3.44 ERA.
Los Angeles is 5-0 in their last five games. 6-1 following a win, and 3-13 as an underdog. Chicago is 16-5 as a road favorite, 21-8 in their last 29 games, and 4-1 in Lester’s last five starts. Chicago is 3-8 in their last 11 games in Los Angeles.
The bats were stifled on Friday and they don’t do much better here as this game stays under the total.