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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs - 6/16/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time Sunday June 16, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: Chicago Cubs +165 / Los Angeles Dodgers -205 -- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Sunday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.

The Chicago Cubs could use a win after losing four of their last six games. The Cubs have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Chicago Cubs have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Javier Baez leads the Cubs with 80 hits and 46 RBI while Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant have combined for 136 hits and 89 RBI. Jose Quintana gets the ball, and he is 4-6 with a 3.89 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. Quintana is 1-1 with a 1.71 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after splitting their last 10 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 lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less 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. Hyun-Jin Ryu gets the ball, and he is 9-1 with a 1.36 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. Ryu is 1-1 with a 4.24 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.

The Cubs are 34-16 in their last 51 during game 4 of a series, 3-9 in Quintana's last 12 road starts and 0-4 in Quintana's last 4 starts. The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series, 39-16 in Ryu's last 55 home starts and 6-1 in Ryu's last 7 starts. The Cubs are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings in Los Angeles and the over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 7-3 in Ryu's last 10 home starts. The over is 6-2 in Quintana's last 8 road starts.

Quintana has allowed three or more earned runs in six of his last nine starts and the Cubs have lost six of his last seven starts. On the road this season, Quintana has a 5.13 ERA and a .289 allowed batting average. Ryu has allowed four runs in his last 58.2 innings, making a strong case for the CY Young award. At home this season, Ryu has an ERA of 1.01 and a .172 allowed batting average. It's also only a matter of time before the Los Angeles Dodgers snap out of this funk offensively. This should be a comfortable Dodgers victory, so I'll take the home team and the RL to increase the value of the bet.

Pick:
Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5

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