Dodgers vs Cubs Prediction - MLB Picks 4/21/23
Chicago Cubs (11-6) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (9-10)
Game Info: Friday, April 21, 2023 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
Drew Smyly (1-1) (4.70) vs Julio Urias (3-1) (1.90)
Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs +160 / Los Angeles Dodgers -208 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Wrigley Field. In Game 1 of this series it was the Dodgers that were able to secure the 6-2 victory.
Dodgers Betting Preview
The Dodgers come into this game with a 10-10 record overall and they are coming off a win on Thursday. The pitching was strong giving up only two runs and that was enough to secure the win. The Dodgers offense has been strong all season averaging 5.21 runs per game which is 6th best in the league. Max Mundy has hit eight home runs and driven in 16 RBIs. On the mound for the Dodgers will Julio Urias who sits with a 3-1 record and an ERA of 1.90. In his last start against the Cubs he went 5.2 innings giving up eight hits and three runs.
Cubs Betting Preview
The Cubs currently sit with an 11-7 record overall but the offense really did struggle on Thursdya only scoring the two runs.The Cubs offense has been strong all season averaging 5.8 runs per game which is 3rd best in baseball. The pitching is also ranked 5th best in all of baseball. On the mound for the Cubs is Drew Smyly who sits with a 1-1 record and an ERA of 4.70. In his last start against the Dodgers he went 5.2 innings giving up four hits and one run.
Dodgers vs Cubs Trends
Cubs are 6-0 in Smyly's last 6 starts vs. a team with a losing record. Dodgers are 5-0 in Urias' last 5 starts as a favorite of -151 to -200. Dodgers are 5-0 in Urias' last 5 starts with 4 days of rest. Dodgers are 0-5 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter.
Shane’s Free Pick
Urias has been lights out all season sitting with an ERA of 1.90 and he’s going to lockdown again in this game. Smyly might not get destroyed in this game, but the Dodgers are going to score four or five runs total and that is going to be the difference as they will get the job done. Back the Dodgers.
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