Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs - 8/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (73-55) at Los Angeles Dodgers (72-56)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Dodger Stadium)
J Arrieta (16-6) (2.22) vs. A Wood (9-8) (3.70)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers +105 / Chicago Cubs -115 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs face off on Sunday on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.
The Los Angles Dodgers rallied late on Saturday to beat the Cubs. Scott Van Slyke, A.J. Ellis, and Jose Peraza each had two hits as the Dodgers scored 11 runs on five hits. Starting pitcher Mat Latos allowed four hits and two runs while striking out five over 4.2 innings to not get a decision as J.P. Howell got the win and Kenley Jansen earned his 27th save. For Sunday’s game the Dodgers start Alex Wood who has allowed 27 hits and 14 runs while striking out 21 over 29 innings for a 2-2 record and a 4.34 ERA since being traded to the Dodgers.
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The Chicago Cubs appeared to be headed towards a win on Saturday but they let it get away as they lost to the Dodgers. Addison Russell, Kris Bryant, and Chris Coughlan each had hits as the Cubs scored two runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Jon Lester allowed eight hits and fie runs while striking out seven over 6.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 8-10 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Cubs start Jake Arrieta who has allowed 128 hits and 43 earned runs while striking out 178 over 174 innings for a 16-6 record and a 2.22 ERA.
Los Angeles is 6-0 in their last six games, 17-5 in game three of a series, and 5-13 in their last 18 games as an underdog. Chicago is 21-9 in their last 30 games, 0-5 in their last five road games, and 10-1 in Arrieta’s last 11 road starts. Chicago is 3-9 in their last 11 gams in Los Angeles.
I am looking for a defensive game and even with the total set at 6.5 and I am going to take the under.