The UNDER has paid off for totals bettors in each of Jon Lester’s last five starts at Wrigley Field as the lefthander gets the ball for the Chicago Cubs on Thursday afternoon in top baseball betting action against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Lester is 4-5 with a 3.80 ERA on the season, and he’s coming off a no-decision against the Twins in which he allowed just one run on three hits over 6 1-3 innings of work. Carlos Frias (4-5, 4.68 ERA) will be on the hill for the Dodgers.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.3-4.1 result in favor of the Cubs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Chicago Cubs bring a 39-31 record to the battle against the 40-33 Dodgers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Los Angeles injuries news.
The Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers odds would favor the Cubs if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 4 in the current Odds – VSB
poll, while Los Angeles is at No. 17.
On offense, it’s a battle between the Chicago Cubs and its No. 14-rated batting order, averaging 4.16 runs per nine innings, against the No. 12 line up of the Los Angeles Dodgers at 4.23 runs per outing.
Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.7 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Los Angeles rolled to a 5-2 win against Chicago on Wednesday, as Mike Bolsinger and the Dodgers’ bats led the team to victory at Wrigley Field.
- LA Dodgers is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Dodgers’s last 12 games
- LA Dodgers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers’s last 5 games on the road
- Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games
- Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Los Angeles at Miami, Friday, June 26th
Chicago at St. Louis, Friday, June 26th