The Chicago Cubs are hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers in Major League Baseball action tonight. The game is scheduled for an 8:05 p.m. start time and it will be televised nationally on ESPN. The MLB Odds for the game have the Cubs listed as the favorite to pick up the win here.
Major League Odds
Total: 9.5 runs
The Cubs are going to be raising their World Series banner in tonight’s game, though the weather might not be the best.
Jon Lester is expected to start tonight’s contest. He’s thrown once this season but did not factor into the decision, a 4-3 loss at St. Louis. Lester struck out seven during that game and walked two, scattering seven hits while allowing just one earned run.
Current Dodgers are hitting .200 against him in 110 at bats.
Los Angeles is throwing Alex Wood, also a lefty. He threw two innings of relief against San Diego a few days ago and did not factor into the decision. Current Cubs are hitting .275 against him in limited at bats (40) and no one has more than two base hits.
Lester has the advantage here, pitching at home, though the Dodgers have been pretty solid in the box so far this season, ranking just outside the Top 5 in team average and home runs, plus they sit third in team RBI. They also lead the league in walks.
Because we have two strong pitchers going here tonight, the total of 9.5 runs does look like a lot. Weather could play a factor in this one as well.
Free Pick: UNDER 9.5 runs
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