The Chicago Cubs have grabbed nine victories in Jake Arrieta’s last 10 starts as the righthander looks to pick up a win for the sixth straight time on Sunday night in baseball betting action against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Arrieta sits at 16-6 with 2.22 ERA on the season, and he’s coming off a win over the Giants in which he allowed just one unearned run in six innings pitched. Alex Wood (9-8, 3.70 ERA) gets the ball for the Dodgers on Sunday night.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Chicago Cubs were listed as -115 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Sunday over at Bodog.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.1-4 win for the Cubs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Los Angeles (71-56) will face the 73-54 Cubs in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Chicago injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Los Angeles Dodgers rated this week at No. 14 and the Chicago Cubs sitting at No. 11.
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has baseball’s No. 15-rated offensive output, at 8.37 hits per game. The Chicago Cubs average 8.06 hits per game, good for No. 30 on the list.
Los Angeles owns the No. 4 defense, allowing 4.12 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago’s No. 8-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Cubs endured a 5-2 loss at the hands of the Dodgers on Saturday, with J Lester throwing 6 innings of 8-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.
- Chi Cubs is 15-6-1 SU in its last 22 games
- Chi Cubs is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games
- Chi Cubs is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Chi Cubs is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
- LA Dodgers is 4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games
- LA Dodgers is 4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
- LA Dodgers is 16-6-1 SU in its last 23 games when playing Chi Cubs
- LA Dodgers is 15-7-1 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago home to Cincinnati, Monday, August 31st
Los Angeles home to San Francisco, Monday, August 31st