Dodgers vs. Cubs Odds & Picks 5/6/22 *Postponed
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Friday, May 6th, 02:20 ET
Location: Wrigley Field
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Money Line: Dodgers OFF / Cubs OFF
Total Line: N/A
Los Angeles: Tyler Anderson (2-0, 2.55)
Chicago: Drew Smyly (1-2, 2.79)
Dodgers Projected Lineup
RF Chris Taylor
CF Cody Bellinger
2B Max Muncy
3B Justin Turner
LF Gavin Lux
1B Freddie Freeman
C Will Smith
RF Mookie Betts
SS Trea Turner
Cubs Projected Lineup
OF Michael Hermosillo
LF Ian Happ
C Yan Gomes
3B Patrick Wisdom
SS Nico Hoerner
C Willson Contreras
1B Frank Schwindel
2B Nick Madrigal
RF Seiya Suzuki
STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
Los Angeles Dodgers: 16-7-0 SU / OU 7-15-1 / Run Line W/L 16-7-0
Chicago Cubs: 9-15-0 SU / OU 11-12-1 / Run Line W/L 12-12-0The Chicago Cubs host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, May 6th at Wrigley Field. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 02:20 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Chicago as the favorite (OFF), with an OU line set at N/A.
In Los Angeles’s last game vs. the SF Giants, the Dodgers came away with a 9-1 win. On their way to the victory, the pitching staff game up 1 run on 6 hits. The Dodgers benefited from an offense that generated 9 runs on 11 hits. Heading into this game, Los Angeles was the betting favorite, at -170.0. So far, the team has been the favorite in 23 of their games, winning at a rate of 70.0%. Together, the Dodgers and SF Giants combined to surpass the over-under betting line set at 7.5 runs. On the season, Los Angeles’s over-under record is 7-15-1.
The Dodgers are looking to continue adding wins, as they are 4-1 over their last 5 games. Over this stretch, the team has a positive run differential at 13. In their last 5 contests, Los Angeles is averaging 4.8 runs per game, right in line with their season average of 4.96. So far, Los Angeles has won over half of their 8 series played, going 6-2-0.
The Cubs are coming off a tight loss to the Chicago White Sox, dropping the game 4-3. Despite the losing effort, the team’s pitchers held Chicago to 4 runs and 9 hits. At the plate, the Cubs scored 9 times on, 5 hits. This loss came as no surprise, as Chicago came into the game as they were the underdog getting 120.0. In their 7 games as the underdog, their SU win percentage sits at 29%. With an over-under line set at 7.0, Cubs and Sox combined to match this total. For the year, Chicago now has an over-under record of 11-12-1.
The Cubs come into today’s game looking to turn things around, as they are just 1-4 over their last 5 games. During this time, the team has a run differential of -19. If Chicago is going to pick up their play, they need to improve their offensive performance. Over their last 5 contests, they are averaging just 1.6 runs per game, compared to a season average of 4.17. Chicago has a below .500 series record of just 1-5-2.
For the Dodgers, Tyler Anderson gets the start. So far, he has put together a record of 2-0. Currently, Anderson has a strong ERA of just 2.55 while pitching an average of 5.62 innings per outing. So far, batters are hitting just 0.206 against him. Not only does Anderson have a strong batting average allowed figure, but he has also avoided giving up home runs, averaging just 1 home run allowed per 9 innings pitched. Up to this point, Anderson’s has a strikeout percentage of 21.0% and a per 9 average of 3.75. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 2.04 walks per contest.
For the Cubs, Drew Smyly gets the start. So far, he has put together a record of 1-2. Heading into his matchup vs Los Angeles, Smyly has a strong ERA, sitting at just 2.79. This has come while averaging 4.78 innings per appearance. In his previous outings, he has a combined batting average allowed of 0.24. In terms of power, the left-hander is giving up 2 homers per 9 innings pitched. Heading into today’s action, Drew Smyly is averaging 3.25 K’s per 9 innings. Throughout the season, his strong command has led to an average of just 1.4 walks per contest.
Los Angeles vs Chicago History
Today’s matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs will be their first meeting of the season. Dating back to last season, the Chicago picked up 4 wins compared to 2, taking the season series. In these 6 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 3-3, with the average scoring differential sitting at 3.29 runs. Last year, the Dodgers and Cubs combined to average 7.29 runs per game.
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers’s last 7 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
- Chi Cubs is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
- Chi Cubs is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs Prediction
Although betting the favorite on the runline can be tough sledding, I recommend taking the Dodgers to cover at -1.5 runs (No odds listed at writing). Even though the Cubs have benefited from a strong start to the year from Drew Smyly, I see him struggling against an outstanding Dodgers lineup.
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