Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs Prediction 4/7/2024

The Los Angeles Dodgers (8-3) travel to face off against the Chicago Cubs (5-3) on Sunday, April 7th. This game will be played at Wrigley Field in Chicago and televised on SNLA. The Dodgers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Cubs are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Cubs. First pitch is set for 2:20 ET.

Dodgers vs Cubs

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The Dodgers and Cubs played a close game in the last matchup of this series, with the Dodgers pulling out a 4-1 win on the road. Los Angeles closed as the -154 favorite, while the Cubs were the underdogs at +130.

Neither team hit a home run in the game, but the Dodgers had nine hits compared to seven for the Cubs. Los Angeles broke the game open in the 5th inning, scoring three runs before adding an insurance run in the 8th. The Cubs didn’t get on the board until the 9th inning.

Jordan Wicks got the start for the Cubs and took the loss, while Yoshinobu Yamamoto got the win for the Dodgers. Yamamoto went five innings and didn’t give up a run, while Wicks went 4 2/3 innings and gave up two earned runs. Max Muncy and Shohei Ohtani each had two hits for the Dodgers.

The Dodgers will be playing the Cubs in the third game of their series and are currently 3-1 in the series. Overall, the Dodgers have an 8-3 record and are in 1st place in the NL West. They have a 6.0 game lead over the Marlins for the top spot in the division.

Los Angeles has been strong at home this season, going 6-2, but they have also been solid on the road, going 2-1. They have been even better in night games, going 5-2, compared to 3-1 in day games.

When the Dodgers win, they do so by an average of 2.9 runs per game, but when they lose, they lose by an average of -2.3 runs per game. The Dodgers have a run line record of 5-6, including a 3-5 mark at home. As the favorite, the Dodgers have a run line record of 5-6, but as the underdog, they have not covered the run line in any of their games.

So far this season, the Dodgers have played 11 games with an average combined run total of 10.9. Their over/under record is 8-3, and the average over/under line in their games has been 8.0. However, when the line is set at 8.5, the over/under record is 7-2. They have played two games with the line set at 8.5, and both have gone over the total.

Gavin Stone Gets The Start For The Dodgers

After a solid first start of the season at home against the Cardinals, Gavin Stone and the Dodgers are on the road to take on the Cubs. In his first outing, Stone went 5 innings and struck out 6, but did give up 3 earned runs.

Dodgers Offense Breakdown

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Shota Imanaga Gets The Start For The Cubs

Shota Imanaga is getting the start for the Cubs at home against the Dodgers. He was dominant in his first start of the season, as he went 6 innings, giving up just 2 hits and striking out 9 in a win over the Rockies.

Cubs Offense Breakdown

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The Cubs have a couple of players with strong offensive projections today. Seiya Suzuki is our top projected hitter for the Cubs, as he has the 11th best hits projection in the league and the 7th best home run projection. Cody Bellinger is also expected to have a solid game, as his hits projection is 19th in the league and his home run projection is 11th.


Dodgers vs Cubs Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Dodgers vs. Cubs game is to take the Cubs on the money line, with the payout being -109. We have the Cubs winning this one by a final score of 6-5.

Looking at the starting pitchers, our projections have Gavin Stone finishing with six strikeouts, which is better than Shota Imanaga, who we have finishing with six as well. However, we have Imanaga going just 4 1/3 innings, compared to Stone, who we have going 5 2/3.

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