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

Chicago Cubs (12-8) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (11-11)

Game Info: Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

Marcus Stroman (2-1) (0.75) vs Clayton Kershaw (3-1) (2.52)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs +120 / Los Angeles Dodgers -140 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will play the Chicago Cubs in Game 4 of their series on Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.

Dodgers Preview

The Los Angeles Dodgers are 11-11 this season and they have alternated wins and losses over their last five games. Los Angeles has won Games 1 and 3 of this series by scores of 6-2 and 9-4. The Los Angeles pitching staff has a 4.52 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a .260 opponent batting average this year. The Dodgers offense has scored 114 runs with a .229 batting average and a .329 on base percentage. Max Muncy is batting .254 with 10 home runs and 19 RBI’s for the Dodgers. The projected starting pitcher for Los Angeles is Clayton Kershaw, who is 3-1 with a 2.52 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP over 25.0 innings pitched this season.

Cubs Preview

The Chicago Cubs are 12-8 this season and they have won five of their last seven games. Chicago won Game 2 of this series by a score of 13-0 on Friday. The Chicago pitching staff has a 3.51 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a .213 opponent batting average. The Cubs offense has scored 118 runs with a .284 batting average and a .354 on base percentage this season. Patrick Wisdom is batting .257 with nine home runs and 18 RBI’s for the Cubs. The projected starting pitcher for Chicago is Marcus Stroman, who is 2-1 with a 0.75 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP over 24.0 innings pitched this year. 

Trends

Los Angeles is 66-30 in their last 96 Sunday games and 0-5 in their last 5 game four’s of a series. The under is 5-1 in Los Angeles’ last 6 Sunday games. Chicago is 5-2 in their last 7 games and 12-6 in their last 18 home games. The over is 4-1 in Chicago’s last 5 Sunday games. Los Angeles is 13-3 in these two teams last 16 head to head meetings.

Pick

Chicago comes into this game after winning five of their last seven, but they have lost two games already in this series. Los Angeles has played inconsistently so far this year, but they will have Clayton Kershaw on the mound, who has allowed two earned runs in his last 13.0 innings pitched. The Cubs will start Marcus Stroman, who has been one of the best pitchers in baseball so far this season. I like the under in this matchup. 

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

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