Cubs at Dodgers 6/13/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB: 10:10 PM EST
Jun. 13, 2019
Latest Odds : LAD -175 O/U 8
On Thursday, the Chicago Cubs continue a west coast swing when they open a four-game series at Chavez Ravine versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cubs were beaten on Tuesday by the Colorado Rockies 3-2. Cubs’ hitters were held in check by rookie pitcher Peter Lambert on three hits. Cubs starter Jose Quintana allowed three earned runs (four total runs) in 4 2/3 innings and fell to 4-6.
Los Angeles lost its game on Tuesday to the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 and was swept in a short two-game interleague series by the Angels. The Dodgers also lost Corey Seager to a hamstring injury that could sideline the shortstop for as many as six weeks. The Dodgers lead the National League West by nine games over the Colorado Rockies.
Javier Baez leads Chicago with a .295 batting average and in hits with 77. Anthony Rizzo is the team leader in home runs with 17 and RBIs with 47. Chicago is averaging .253 at the plate, while opposing hitters are averaging .246. On Thursday, the Cubs will send Jon Lester to the mound. The lefthander is 5-4 with an ERA of 3.56, 62 Ks and 16 BBs.
Cody Bellinger is leading the Dodgers with a .352 batting average, 83 hits, 20 home runs and 54 RBIs. The Dodgers are averaging .263 at the plate, while opponents are averaging .223. On Thursday, the Dodgers will send Clayton Kershaw to the mound. The southpaw is 5-1 with an ERA of 3.00, 59 Ks and 10 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Chicago is 0-5 in its last 5 on the road
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Cubs last 6 on Thursday
Los Angeles is 37-15 in its last 52
The UNDER has cashed in 10 of the Dodgers last 12
Free Betting Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -175
Los Angeles has won 7 of its last 9 at home versus Chicago, 5 of Kershaw’s last 7 starts overall versus the Cubs and 6 of the southpaw’s last 8 starts at home versus Chicago. Los Angeles has won 77% (82) of Kershaw’s last 108 starts overall and 80% (48) of the lefthander’s last 60 starts at home. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Dodgers win 5-1.