Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Game 1 - 6/19/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (37-33) at Chicago Cubs (40-28)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
Kenta Maeda (4-4) (3.61) vs. T Chatwood (3-5) (3.98)
The Line: Chicago Cubs +105 / Los Angeles Dodgers -115 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NSCH, SNLA
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs meet Tuesday in MLB action at Wrigley Field in Game 1 of a Double Header..
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time since May 15-16. The Dodgers have scored seven runs in their last three games and five or more runs in 10 of their last 16 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 14 of their last 16 games when scoring more than one run. Matt Kemp leads the Dodgers with 73 hits and 43 RBI while Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger have combined for 123 hits and 59 RBI. Kenta Maeda gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 3.61 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. This will be Maeda’s first career game against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look for a victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Cubs have scored 19 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in three of their last six games. The Chicago Cubs have won 14 straight games when scoring more than one run. Kris Bryant leads the Cubs with 68 hits and 33 RBI while Albert Almora Jr. and Javier Baez have combined for 127 hits and 65 RBI. Tyler Chatwood gets the ball, and he is 3-5 with a 4.12 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Chatwood is 5-9 with a 4.07 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 7-0 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series, 9-1 in their last 10 road games and 1-4 in Maedas last 5 Monday starts. The Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 home games, 22-8 in their last 30 during game 1 of a series and 37-15 in their last 52 Monday games. The Dodgers are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings and the under is 23-7-1 in the last 31 meetings.
Maeda has allowes a combined four runs in his last four games and the Los Angeles Dodgers have been one of the hotter teams in baseball the last month. The Chicago Cubs offense continues to lay an egg every other game. Chatwood has also allowed three or more runs in three of his last five starts. I'll take the red hot Dodgers and the cheap price.