Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs 5-8-22

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs 5/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs 5/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

Wrigley Field will host the finale of a three-game MLB action between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs on Sunday night.  The Dodgers hope to continue momentum after winning game 1 at 7-0 and game 2 at 6-2. 

 

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in first-place at 18-7 in the National League West, San Diego trailing by 1.5 games.  The Chicago Cubs are fourth-place in the NL Central.

 

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to sweep the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.  The win on Saturday marks their fifth straight victory.   The Dodgers’ offensive record is tied for 10th with 114 runs scored and 7th with .322 OBP.  Their batting average is top 11 at .239. 

 

The Dodgers’ pitching continues to dominate, ranking 1st in ERA at 2.21, 0.94 WHIP, and .190 BAA.  1B Freddie Freeman leads with a .316 batting average, RF Mookie Betts has 5 homers while SS Trea Turner leads with 20 RBIs.  SP Clayton Kershaw leads with 1.80 ERA, 32 strikeouts and 4 wins. 

 

For Sunday’s match, Walker Buehler will be sent to the mound to start for Los Angeles.  The right-hand pitcher is 3-1 with an ERA of 2.12.  In over 29.2 innings, Buehler has 26 hits, allowed 2 homers, 7 walks, and has 26 strikeouts.  

 

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 matches against the Chicago Cubs.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers are 7-3 SU in its last 10 road games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles Dodgers’ last 5 road games against Chicago.

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 5/8/2022

 

The Chicago Cubs look to snap their four-game losing streak.  Before this, the Cubs dropped two games against the White Sox and lost two out of three against the Brewers. 

 

Chicago improved at the plate posting a .240 batting average which is ranked 10th, has 100 runs scored which is 21st in MLB, and .322 OBP which is 5th in the league.  The Cubs’ ERA improved to 24th at 4.17 and they posted a whip of 1.30 which improved to 24th in MLB. 

 

Chicago allowed their opponents to bat at an average of .247 which dropped to 25th in the league.  For Sunday’s matchup, the Cubs are sending Marcus Stroman to the hill.  The right-hander is 1-3 with an ERA of 5.13.  Across 26.1 innings, Stroman has 24 hits, allowed 4 homers, 7  walks, and has 22 strikeouts.  

 

  • The Cubs is 1-7 SU in its last 8 matches.es at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • The Chicago Cubs are 0-5 SU in their last 5 home games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of the Chicago Cubs’ last 5 home games against the LA Dodgers.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Los Angeles Dodgers.  The Dodgers overall have a much better arm on the mound. 

 

On the other hand, the Cubs have not been batting well enough to warrant backing as a home dog.  Taking the game is the Los Angeles Dodgers with a final score prediction and will cover ATS 6-2 (-1.5) .   

 

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs 5/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:08 PM ET

 

Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago

 

Date: Sunday, May 08, 2022

 

TV: ESPN

 

MLB Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers -200 

 

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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