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 the second game of their series, with the Dodgers picking up a 4-1 win on the road. Los Angeles closed as the -154 favorite, while the Cubs were the underdog at +130. The game stayed under the total of 8.5 runs.

Neither team hit a home run in the game, and the Cubs actually had more hits than the Dodgers, finishing with seven compared to nine for LA. The Dodgers’ offense came alive in the 5th inning, scoring three runs and adding an insurance run in the 8th.

Jordan Wicks got the start for the Cubs and took the loss, giving up two earned runs in 4 2/3 innings of work. On the other side, Yoshinobu Yamamoto went five innings and didn’t give up a run, but he didn’t factor into the decision. Yamamoto finished with eight strikeouts.

Los Angeles has gotten off to a strong start this season, as they are currently 8-3 overall and are in first place in the NL West. They have been especially strong at home, going 6-2, and have also been successful in day games, going 3-1.

So far in this series, the Dodgers have split the first two games with the Cubs and have won three of the four series they have played this season.

The Dodgers have been a solid run line bet so far this season, going 5-6 overall. They are 3-5 against the run line at home, but have been profitable on the road, going 2-1. Their average run differential is +1.5 runs per game, and they have covered the run line in 5 of their 11 games so far.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been involved in high-scoring games this season, with a combined run average of 10.9 runs per game. Their over/under record is 8-3, and when the line has been set at 8.5 runs, they have gone over in seven of nine games. The over/under line for today’s game against the Chicago Cubs is 8.5 runs, and their last game against the Cubs went under the total.

Gavin Stone Gets The Start For The Dodgers

After a no-decision in his first start of the season, Gavin Stone and the Dodgers are on the road to take on the Cubs. In his first start of the season, Stone went 5 innings, giving up 3 earned runs and striking out 6. He did give up a home run in that outing.

Dodgers Offense Breakdown

For the Dodgers, we have Shohei Ohtani leading the way in terms of home run projections, as his odds are 7th best in the league today. Ohtani is also 20th in terms of total hits projections. Freddie Freeman is 12th in the league in terms of total hits projections, and Mookie Betts is 26th. Betts is 10th in terms of home run projections today, and his odds are 2nd best on the team behind Ohtani.

Shota Imanaga Gets The Start For The Cubs

Shota Imanaga is getting the start for the Cubs today at home against the Dodgers. In his first start of the season, he went 6 innings and picked up the win, striking out 9 and only allowing 2 hits.

Cubs Offense Breakdown

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For the Cubs, Seiya Suzuki is our top projected hitter in terms of total hits and home runs. His total hits projection is 11th best in the league today, while his home run projection is 7th. Cody Bellinger has the 2nd best chance to hit a home run on the team and 19th best in the league today.


Dodgers vs Cubs Prediction


Our predicted final score for this one is 6-5 in favor of the Cubs, and with the Cubs being the underdogs on the money line at -109, we see this as a great value pick. As for the starting pitchers, we have Gavin Stone finishing with six strikeouts compared to Shota Imanaga with five.

Looking at the Cubs and Dodgers’ projected team stats, the Cubs are expected to finish with nine hits compared to the Dodgers with eight. The Cubs are also projected to finish with six runs compared to the Dodgers with five.

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