Dodgers vs Cubs Prediction - MLB Picks 4/20/23

Chicago Cubs (11-6) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (9-10)

Game Info: Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 7:40 pm (Wrigley Field)

Jameson Taillon (0-2) (3.86) vs Michael Grove (0-1) (9.00)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -115 / Los Angeles Dodgers +105 --- Over/Under: 10.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs face off on Thursday in an MLB showdown at Wrigley Field. 

Dodgers Betting Preview

The Dodgers sit with a 9-10 record overall and they are coming off another loss on Wednesday. The Dodgers offense only managed three runs on the way to the defeat. David Peralta had a strong game finishing with one hits and two RBIs. The Dodgers offense is averaging 5.21 runs per game which is 6th best in baseball.  On the mound for the Dodgers is Michael Grove who sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 9.00. In his last start he went 5.2 innings giving up two hits and one run. The Cubs need Grove to be strong here. 

Cubs Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Cubs who sit with an 11-6 record overall and they have gone 12-5 on the run line. On Wednesday the offense again was good scoring 11 goals on the way to the victory. The Cubs offense overall is averaging 5.82 runs per game which is 3rd best in the league. On the mound for the Cubs is Jameson Tailon who sits with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 4.50. In his last start against the Los Angeles Dodgers he went five innings giving up two hits and zero runs. 

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Dodgers vs Cubs Trends

Cubs are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record. The Dodgers are 5-1 in Groves last 6 starts. Over is 6-1-1 in Dodgers last 8 during game 1 of a series. Over is 9-2 in Dodgers last 11 games following a loss. Under is 12-3-2 in Cubs last 17 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.

Shane’s Free Pick

These are two good offensive teams and there is going to be no shortage of scoring in this game. Grove sits with an ERA of 9.00 and he’s going to be lit up in this game by the Dodgers. The Cubs are also going to find success in this game scoring against Tailion and this game will go over the total. 

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