Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs 7/9/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds


The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Saturday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium. The Chicago Cubs look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games.

The Chicago Cubs have scored 8 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 7 games. The Cubs have lost 5 of their last 7 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Ian Happ leads the Cubs with 81 hits and 40 RBI, while Nico Hoerner and Willson Contreras have combined for 144 hits and 60 RBI. Marcus Stroman gets the ball, and he is 2-5 with a 5.32 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Stroman is 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have scored 11 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 8 games. The Dodgers have won 7 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Trea Turner leads the Dodgers with 100 hits and 59 RBI, while Freddie Freeman and Mookie Betts have combined for 170 hits and 96 RBI. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball, and he is 5-2 with a 2.57 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 8-4 with a 2.75 ERA and 105 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.

The Cubs are 5-11 in their last 16 road games and 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The Dodgers are 46-15 in their last 61 home games and 100-46 in their last 146 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Cubs last 6 overall. The under is 3-0-2 in Dodgers last 5 overall. The Cubs are 16-35 in the last 51 meetings in Los Angeles and 0-7 in the last 7 meetings.

Marcus Stroman has been a complete disappointment this season for the Cubs, with an ERA over 5 and a 1.23 WHIP. Stroman also hasn’t pitched in over a month due to a shoulder injury, so excuse me if I’m not excited to back him. Clayton Kershaw hasn’t pitched a ton this season, but he’s been great when on the mound, and that includes 28 hits and 10 runs allowed in his last 26 innings. Give me the Dodgers and the RL for max betting value.

Author: Lucy Green