The Chicago Cubs went 21 innings without scoring a run before the flood gates opened in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. The Cubbies exploded for 10 runs in a decisive victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers, and L.A. will try to get some revenge in Game 5 with the series tied at two games apiece.
- The Cubs are 17-6-1 SU in their last 24 games on Thursday.
- The total has gone UNDER in 14 of the Cubs’ last 18 games against the Dodgers.
- The total has gone OVER in the Dodgers’ last six games after losing as a favorite.
Jon Lester and Kenta Maeda are slated to get the ball. Lester (1-0, 0.64 ERA) received a no-decision in Game 1 when he allowed one run and four hits before getting pulled after six innings. The hurler owns a stellar 2.57 ERA in 18 postseason appearances but owns just a 7-6 record in that span.
Maeda (0-1, 9.00) has not fared well in two postseason outings, including Game 1 when he gave up three runs and four hits in four innings. He’s pitched five or fewer innings in six straight starts dating back to the regular season.
The Cubbies have a penchant for going above totals away from Wrigley Field. In the Cubs’ last seven road games, the OVER is 6-1.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Los Angeles sat as 145 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 7.5, according to MyBookie.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.2-3.1 result in favor of the Dodgers. 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
The Los Angeles Dodgers sport a record of 96-75 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Cubs sit at 108-61 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Chicago injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 7 (Los Angeles Dodgers) and the No. 1 (Chicago Cubs) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has baseball’s No. 16-rated offensive output, at 8.42 hits per game. The Chicago Cubs average 8.61 hits per game, good for No. 20 on the list.
Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.86 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 10-2 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium behind starter J Lackey.
- Chi Cubs is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games
- Chi Cubs is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games
- Chi Cubs is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- LA Dodgers is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games
- LA Dodgers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- LA Dodgers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- LA Dodgers is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago home to Los Angeles, Saturday, October 22nd