FREE MLB PICK: DODGERS VS CUBS ODDS
Looking for Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs free plays? MLB betting sees the Dodgers taking on the Cubs on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions.
(4-4) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs (5-2)
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Brett Anderson
MLB Moneyline Odds: Off
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: Off
Los Angeles Dodgers
Hyun-Jin Ryu missed nearly all of last season with an injury, pitching only 4.2 innings and before that missed the entire 2015 season.
Both the Dodgers and Ryu are surely happy that he’s back and pitching again.
His first meaningful appearance in essentially two years was a good one, pitching 4.2 innings at Colorado and giving up two runs.
Ryu will surely have innings limits and a close eye from his manager to ensure that he stays healthy all year.
The Dodgers pitching rotation is at it’s best when they have their depth and that includes pitchers like Brandon McCarthy and Ryu contributing as much as they can.
The Cubs are simply unfair, they’re 5-2 at the moment of writing this and have done so without yet finding their rhythm offensively. They’re in the middle of the pack of runs scored and near the bottom of the league in home runs.
Where they really excelled last year, OBP, they continue to do so but are also off their pace.
The reason for their dominance at this point of the season has revolved around their pitching, also known to be near the top of the league. They are tops in the league in K/9 at just over 10 and are top five in both ERA and FIP.
Brett Anderson, in his one start, has contributed to this success with a 1.59 ERA in his first appearance.
It’s his first season with the Cubs and he’ll face off against his old team for the first time.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CHC are 57-19 in their last 76 games as a favorite.
- CHC are 37-14 in their last 51 home games.
- Under is 10-2 in the last 12 head to head meetings in Chicago.
- Under is 16-5 in the last 21 head to head meetings.
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
It’s almost blasphemy to pick against the Cubs, they’ll knock on the door of 100 wins this season and will at times make it look easy. Their pitching has been great and when their bats catch up, watch out.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Chicago Cubs
There is no lines on this game, but if they appear, take the Cubs.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 2 – Chicago 7