Dodgers at Cubs 6/18/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time: 6/19/2018, 12:05 AM UTC
Latest Odds: LAD -118 Total 8.5
TV Channel: WGN

In Monday night MLB action, the Los Angeles Dodgers will travel to Wrigley Field to open up a series with the Chicago Cubs. On Sunday, the Dodgers had their four-game winning streak snapped during a 4-1 loss versus San Francisco. Los Angeles managed just four singles on the afternoon and trails Arizona by 1.5 games for the NL West Division lead.

Thirty-year old righty Kenta Maeda (4-4 3.61 ERA) will make his 12th start of the season for the Dodgers. In his last start, Maeda allowed five hits and two runs over five innings of a 3-2 victory versus Texas.
The Chicago Cubs failed on Sunday night to complete a weekend sweep in St. Louis, falling by a 5-0 final score. The Cubs scored 19 runs in the first two games of the series, but managed just four singles last night. SP Jose Quintana allowed two runs in five innings and took the loss for Chicago, who fell a half-game behind Milwaukee for the NL Central Division lead.

Chicago skipper Joe Maddon will turn to twenty-eight year old righty Tyler Chatwood (3-5 4.12 ERA) in this matchup. Control continues to be the issue for Chatwood, who has walked an unbelievable 58 batters in 63 plus innings of work.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

Dodgers are 7-0 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series.
Cubs are 22-8 in their last 30 during game 1 of a series.
Under is 4-0-1 in Maedas last 5 starts overall.
Under is 7-3 in Cubs last 10 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
Under is 14-3 in the last 17 meetings in Chicago.

Chicago SP Yu Darvish (triceps) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session on Friday and hopes to return later this month. Through 70 games, Los Angeles ranks 16th in batting average and 6th in runs scored. For the season, Chicago ranks 2nd in batting average and 5th in runs scored. Take Los Angeles to win on the road behind Maeda. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Dodgers win 4-3.


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