Major League Baseball Preview – Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

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The Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Dodger Stadium.

Jon Lester will be the starting pitcher for the Cubs on this day. Left hander Lester is 8-9 this season with a 3.44 ERA.

Lester’s opponent in this one will be Mat Latos. The Dodgers right hander has a 4.81 ERA to go along with a 4-9 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 118-moneyline favorites versus the Dodgers, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

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Los Angeles was a 4-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They won as -245 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Dodgers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at -245 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team record: 73-54
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Chi Cubs is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Chi Cubs’s last 22 games
Chi Cubs is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road

Los Angeles:
Team record: 71-56
Current Streak: won 4 straight games.
LA Dodgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Dodgers’s last 8 games
LA Dodgers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
LA Dodgers is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at LA Dodgers Sunday, August 30

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