Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs 4-21-2023

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs 4/21/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs 4/21/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Los Angeles Dodgers will take on the Chicago Cubs in game 2 of the National League Inter-Division four-game series at Wrigley Field in Chicago, on Friday afternoon.

 

The LA Dodgers are 10-10 overall, split their first eight road outings, and placed second in the NL West with just one game behind Arizona in the first place while scoring a total of 105 runs and conceding just 82 for a +23 run difference over the course of the season.

 

The Dodgers won two of the last three contests played including a 6-2 road win over the Chicago Cubs in the series opener yesterday.

 

Outfielder James Outman hit a grand slam in the ninth inning leading the LA Dodgers to a score of 6-2 versus the Cubs yesterday.     

 

Third Baseman Max Muncy hit 8 long balls with a team-high 16 RBIs and a .418 OBP while First Baseman Freddie Freeman averaged .295 at the plate and added 23 hits in leading the Dodgers.

 

The 2022 NL ERA leader Julio Urias (3-1, 1.90 ERA) will be starting for the LA Dodgers in the second installment of a series facing the Chi Cubs on Friday afternoon.

 

In pitching for 23 plus innings, Urias ejected 26 batters while posting a remarkable 1.01 WHIP this year.

 

The totals went UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles’ last 6 outings while the LA Dodgers are 12-2 SU in their last 14 matches played versus the Chi Cubs.

 

The totals went OVER in 4 of Los Angeles’ last 6 road games and also went OVER in 5 of the Dodgers’ last 7 contests when playing on the road against the Cubs. 

 

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 4/21/2023

 

The Chicago Cubs will stay on their home field and will try to bounce back from losing a series opener when hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday afternoon.

 

The Chi Cubs dropped to 11-6 overall, 5-4 at home play and placed third in the NL Central while accumulating 99 runs and giving up 60 for a run difference of +39 for the year.

 

The Cubs won four of the last five outings played following a 2-6 home loss to the Dodgers in the series opener that snapped a four-game winning streak yesterday.

 

Chicago batters joined forces to go 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position while leaving eight men on base. Outfielder Cody Bellinger hit a long ball for the Cubs in the losing effort.  

 

The batting leader for the Chi Cubs is Shortstop Dansby Swanson who averages .338 at the plate with an on-base percentage of .449 while Second Baseman Nico Hoerner drove 27 hits for the Cubs.

 

Third Baseman Patrick Wisdom contributed a team-high 8 homers and 15 RBIs for Chicago.

 

The Chicago Cubs management will deploy veteran southpaw Drew Smyly (1-1, 4.70 ERA) to the pitcher’s hill to start round two of a series versus the LA Dodgers on Friday.

 

In his last appearance on the mound, the left-handed starter gave up four hits and one run in over five innings of work in a 3-2 road victory over the Dodgers on April 16.    

 

The totals went UNDER in 4 of the Chi Cubs’ last 6 contests while the Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games played.

 

The totals went UNDER in 5 of the Chi Cubs’ last 7 outings played versus the LA Dodgers and also went UNDER in 14 of the Cub’s last 20 home matches. 

 

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs. The MLB Pick for this contest is Chi Cubs +135. The LA Dodgers will be missing Catcher Will Smith in this match-up due to a concussion and will possibly be activated this weekend.

 

After finishing 20 games played, the Dodgers ranked 4th in OPS and 5th in runs scored while the Cubs ranked 3rd in OPS and 4th in runs scored for the season.

 

Take the home team to win on Friday. The Prediction: The Chicago Cubs will win 5-3.

 

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs 4/21/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:20 PM ET

 

Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois

 

Date: Friday, April 21, 2023

 

TV: MLBN

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Chicago Cubs +135

 

MLB Totals: 9.0

 

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