Cubs vs Dodgers Prediction - MLB Picks 4/15/23

Los Angeles Dodgers (7-7) vs Chicago Cubs (7-5)

Game Info: Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 9:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)

Michael Grove (0-1) (14.73) vs Jameson Taillon (0-2) (6.00)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers -160 / Chicago Cubs +130 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Cubs will play the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of their series on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.

Cubs Preview

The Chicago Cubs are 7-5 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Chicago won Game 1 of this series by a score of 8-2 on Friday night. The Chicago pitching staff has a 3.83 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a .225 opponent batting average this year. The Cubs offense has scored 69 runs with a .282 batting average and a .341 on base percentage. Ian Happ is batting .349 with two home runs and nine RBI’s for the Cubs. The projected starting pitcher for Chicago is Jameson Taillon, who is 0-2 with a 7.00 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP over 9.0 innings pitched this season. 

Dodgers Preview

The Los Angeles Dodgers are 7-7 this season and they have lost five of their last seven games. Prior to losing Game 1 of this series, Los Angeles won two out of three games against the Giants. The Los Angeles pitching staff has a 4.57 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and a .258 opponent batting average. The Dodgers offense has scored 81 runs with a .236 batting average and a .344 on base percentage this season. Max Muncy is batting .239 with six home runs and 14 RBI’s for the Dodgers. The projected starting pitcher for Los Angeles is Michael Grove, who is 0-1 with a 14.73 ERA and a 2.32 WHIP over 7.1 innings pitched this year. 


Chicago is 7-1 in their last 8 game two’s of a series and 2-6 in their last 8 Saturday games. The under is 5-1 in Chicago’s last 6 Saturday games. Los Angeles is 63-21 in their last 84 game two’s of a series and 45-19 in their last 64 Saturday games. The over is 8-0 in Los Angeles’ last 8 Saturday games. Chicago is 2-10 in these two teams last 12 head to head meetings.


Los Angeles has stumbled a little bit to start this season and they have not had the pitching that they have had in recent seasons. The Dodgers are starting Michael Grove in this game, who allowed nine runs over 3.1 innings pitched against Arizona in his last start. Chicago will turn to Jameson Taillon, who has allowed seven earned runs over 9.0 innings pitched in two starts this year. I think this game is going to be higher scoring and I like the over here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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