Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 9 (7/9): MLB
- Jul 9, 2022, 2:26:17 AM
Credit: photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||10:10 p.m. EST|
|Dodgers money line||-270|
|Dodgers run line||-1.5 (-130)|
|Cubs money line||+220|
|Cubs run line||+1.5 (+110)|
|Over / under||8|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||Chicago Cubs|
|Home / road record||28-13||17-23|
|Last 10 record||9-1||5-5|
|Over / under record||31-45-7||40-41-3|
|Runs / game||5.00||4.38|
|Runs allowed / game||3.22||5.13|
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs will play the third game of the series series at the Dodger Stadium on Saturday night. The Dodgers took the win 4-3 in the second game of the series. Mookie Betts hit a tying sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, just missing a grand slam, and Will Smith hit a winning single in the 10th.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers get here with a 54-29 record and have won 9 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 5 runs per game and they're batting for .253 AVG, 405 runs scored in 693 hits and 102 home runs, ranking #2 in offense in the league barely behind the New York Yankees. Mookie Bets leads the team batting for .303 AVG. and 18 home runs. Trea Turner has 59 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 3.22 runs per game and rank #2 in the league. Tony Gonsolin leads the team with a 1.62 ERA, 80 strikeouts and 11 wins recorded.
Clayton Kershaw (5-2, 2.57 ERA) will be on the mound for the Dodgers in the 3rd game of the series. Kershaw allowed four hits and a walk while striking out eight batters over seven scoreless innings against the Padres on Sunday. He has an 8-4 record with an ERA of 2.75 and 105 strikeouts in 14 appearances against the Cubs in his career.
The Cubs get here with a 34-50 record and have lost 4 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4.38 runs per game. They're batting for .249 AVG, 347 runs scored in 671 hits and 79 home runs, ranking #16 in offense in the league behind the Texas Rangers. Patrick Wisdom is leading the team with 17 home runs and 45 RBI while Wilson Contreras has the better batting average with .280.
Defensively they are allowing 5.13 runs per game and rank #25 in the league. Keegan Thompson leads the pitching staff with a 3.41 ERA, 66 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded for the Cubs.
Marcus Stroman (2-5, 5.32 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs in the 3rd game of the series. Stroman spent a month on the injured list due to right shoulder inflammation, but he made a rehab start Sunday at Triple-A Iowa and allowed five runs in 2.2 innings. He is 1-0 with an ERA of 2.77 and 14 strikeouts in 2 appearances against the Dodgers in his career.
Chi Cubs are 5-12 SU in their last 17 games on the road.
Chi Cubs are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers.
LA Dodgers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games at home.
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs.
The Cubs almost had the win in the second game of the series but the Dodgers tied it at the end and win it in extra innings. They'll now have to face Clayton Kershaw who dominated earlier this season pitching 7 scoreless innings. Marcus Stroman will return to action in the majors after a month out and will have a tough test against the best offense in the National League. Stroman struggled in his rehab game in the minors so expect the Dodgers to get him early in the game. Take the Dodgers.
PICK: Dodgers -1.5 (-130)
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