NLCS Game 2: Cubs Look to Take Control Against Dodgers

2016 Nl Championship Series


NL ERA Leader Hendricks Against Kershaw

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs will square off in NLCS Game 2 on Sunday. Historic Wrigley Field will host the action.  FOX Sports1 will televise the game that is set to get underway around 8:08 pm EST.

The Dodgers will give the ball to ace Clayton Kershaw this NLCS Game 2 match up. Left hander Kershaw is 13-4 this season with a 1.95 ERA. Kershaw has pitched in 4 of LA’s 7 postseason games. He has 1 win and 1 save along with a no-decision, where the bullpen blew a 3-run lead when he left.

It’ll be Kyle Hendricks toeing the rubber for the Cubs in this contest. Right hander Hendricks is 16-8 with a 2.14 ERA so far this season. Hendricks led the NL in ERA this season. He unseated his foe in this game. Hendricks has shown no problems since a comeback line drive off the bat of Giants outfielder Angel Pagan drilled him in the right forearm in Game 2 of the NLDS

Oddsmakers currently have the Dodgers listed as 123-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game’s total is sitting at 6½.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 8-4 winner as they won game 1 of the NLCS. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at -213 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Stats and Matchups

Los Angeles:
Team record: 94-74 SU
LA Dodgers is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
LA Dodgers is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Dodgers’s last 11 games

Team record: 107-59 SU
Chi Cubs is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games
Chi Cubs is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs’s last 8 games

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Chicago Tuesday, October 18

Get your 2016 NLDS game odds at Bovada today.

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