Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs - 5/7/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs - 5/7/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs (9-15) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (16-7)

Game Info: Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 1:05 pm (Wrigley Field)

Drew Smyly (1-2) (2.79) vs Clayton Kershaw (3-0) (2.35)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs +200 / Los Angeles Dodgers -220 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will play the Chicago Cubs in a doubleheader on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are 16-7 this season and have won four of their last five games. Los Angeles is coming off of a series win against San Francisco, where they won both games. The Los Angeles pitching staff has a 2.23 ERA, a 0.94 WHIP, and a .190 opponent batting average this season. The Dodgers offense has scored 114 runs with a .239 batting average and a .322 on base percentage. Freddie Freeman is batting .299 with three home runs and 12 RBI’s for the Dodgers this season. The projected starter for Los Angeles in Game 1 is Clayton Kershaw, who is 3-0 with a 2.35 ERA and a 0.70 WHIP over 23 innings pitched. The projected starter for Los Angeles in Game 2 is Tyler Anderson, who is 2-0 with a 2.55 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP over 17.2 innings pitched this season.

The Chicago Cubs are 9-15 this season and have lost five of their last six games. Chicago is coming off of a series loss against the White Sox, where they lost both of the games. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.17 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a .247 opponent batting average. The Cubs offense has scored 100 runs with a .240 batting average and a .322 on base percentage this year. Ian Happ is batting .292 with two home runs and 11 RBI’s this season for the Cubs. The projected starter for Chicago in Game 1 is Drew Smyly, who is 1-2 with a 2.79 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP this season. The projected starter for Chicago in Game 2 is Daniel Norris, who is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP over 6 innings pitched.

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Los Angeles is 63-24 in their last 87 games and 27-11 in their last 38 Saturday games. The under is 6-0 in Los Angeles’ last 6 Saturday games. Chicago is 16-35 in their last 51 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 games. The over is 9-0 in Chicago’s last 9 Saturday games. Los Angeles is 1-7 in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings in Chicago.

These two teams get together to play two games on Saturday after Friday’s game was rained out. In Game 1, Kershaw will be on the mound of LA, which should propel them to a win. In Game 2, LA has the better pitcher again and will be going up against Norris, who has only pitched 6 innings. With these pitching matchups, I like the Dodgers to win both of these games by 2.

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David’s Pick Game 1: Dodgers -1.5 Game 2: Dodgers -1.5

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