Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers
|Date & Time||Saturday June 15, 2019, 9:10 PM (EDT)|
Los Angeles, California
The Line: Chicago Cubs +160 / Los Angeles Dodgers -200 -- Over/Under: 8
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The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Saturday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The Chicago Cubs could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Cubs have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 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 135 hits and 87 RBI. Yu Darvish gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 4.98 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. This will be Darvish’s first career game against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Dodgers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 21 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 87 hits and 57 RBI while Justin Turner and Corey Seager have combined for 135 hits and 66 RBI. Walker Buehler gets the ball, and he is 7-1 with a 3.35 ERA and 78 strikeouts this season. Buehler is 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA and one strikeout in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 12-5 in their last 17 during game 3 of a series, 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games and 2-5 in Darvish's last 7 road starts. The Dodgers are 42-15 in their last 57 during game 3 of a series, 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games and 4-0 in Buehler's last 4 starts. The Cubs are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles. The under is 13-3-3 in Buehler's last 19 home starts. The under is 5-0 in Cubs last 5 during game 3 of a series.
Darvish has had major issues with control this season and has given up the long ball quite a bit as well. Walking three or more batters in eight of his last 11 starts isn't what you want to see when going up against an explosive Dodgers offense. Buehler has given up seven hits and one run in his last 15 innings and is allowing a .218 batting average on the season. The Cubs have had success against Buehler, hitting .275 against him with two homers in 40 at bats. However, the Dodgers have the starting pitching advantage and are playing much better baseball overall right now. I'm going to keep riding this Dodgers hot streak until it cools off.