Chicago Cubs (43-34) at Los Angeles Dodgers (42-36)
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 27, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -142 / Chicago Cubs +132 --- Over/Under: 7.5
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The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Wednesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The Chicago Cubs look for another victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Cubs have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Chicago Cubs have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Javier Baez leads the Cubs with 75 hits and 56 RBI while Kris Bryant and Albert Almora Jr. have combined for 146 hits and 58 RBI. Kyle Hendricks gets the ball, and he is 5-7 with a 3.73 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. Hendricks is 2-1 with a 3.15 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers also look for a victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Dodgers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than one run. Matt Kemp leads the Dodgers with 75 hits and 47 RBI while Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger have combined for 139 hits and 69 RBI. Alex Wood gets the ball, and he is 3-5 with a 4.13 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Wood is 2-2 with a 2.93 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series, 2-5 in Hendricks' last 7 road starts and 1-4 in Hendricks' last 5 starts. The Dodgers are 9-2 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series, 13-6 in Woods last 19 home starts and 27-12 in Woods last 39 starts. The Cubs are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles, 4-9 in the last 13 meetings and the Dodgers are 1-4 in Woods last 5 starts vs. Cubs.
Hendricks has allowed seven runs in his last 11.2 innings of work and has an ERA of 4.78 with an allowed batting average of .278 on the road. Wood hasn't been great this season, as he's allowing a .254 batting average and has given up four or more runs in three of his last five starts. I'm just not trying to get behind either one of these pitchers. With both pitchers in shaky form and the offensive firepower on both sides, the over seems like the play here.