Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers
|Date & Time||Friday June 14, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
Los Angeles, California
The Line: Chicago Cubs +117 / Los Angeles Dodgers -141 -- Over/Under: 7.5
The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Friday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The Chicago Cubs could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cubs have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Chicago Cubs have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Javier Baez leads the Cubs with 80 hits and 46 RBI while Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant have combined for 131 hits and 84 RBI. Kyle Hendricks gets the ball, and he is 7-4 with a 3.00 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. Hendricks is 2-2 with a 5.16 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Dodgers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 20 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 86 hits and 57 RBI while Justin Turner and Corey Seager have combined for 134 hits and 65 RBI. Rich Hill gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 2.40 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. Hill is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 7-3 in their last 10 overall, 7-3 in Hendricks' last 10 road starts and 20-8 in Hendricks' last 28 starts. The Dodgers are 16-5 in their last 21 vs. National League Central, 10-4 in their last 14 during game 2 of a series and 12-4 in Hill's last 16 starts. The Cubs are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 11-4-1 in Hill's last 16 starts overall. The under is 38-16 in Hendricks' last 54 starts overall.
Hendricks has been one of the more solid pitchers for the Cubs this season, but he has a 4.89 ERA and a .287 allowed batting average on the road. Current Dodgers hitters are also batting .293 against Hendricks with four homers in 41 at bats. Hill has allowed just five runs in his last 30 innings, and he has a 2.25 ERA with a .216 allowed batting average at home. Hill has been great at Dodger Stadium overall these past few years, and he's holding current Cubs hitters to a .136 batting average with five strikeouts in 22 at bats. I'll take the Los Angeles Dodgers and the reasonable price.