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Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction,
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Game Snapshot with Current Line

#913 Chicago
Cubs 8
#914 Los Angeles
Dodgers -165

Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 7:07pm

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Game Stats

Chicago Cubs
J. QUINTANA

39 - 31

4
W's
6
L's
4.1
ERA
1.27
WHIP

Los Angeles Dodgers
H. RYU

47 - 24

9
W's
1
L's
1.36
ERA
0.8
WHIP

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will be looking for another win as they host the Chicago Cubs this Sunday. The Dodgers are currently 47-24 after losing to the Cubs in their last game. Meanwhile, the Cubs are 39-31 after beating the Dodgers in their last contest. Now, both teams will be looking to improve upon their respective records with a win in this game.

Cubs Look For Another Road Win

The Chicago Cubs are currently tied with the Milwaukee Brewers for first place in the NL Central division as the team has won 39 of its first 70 games. However, the Cubs have been awful on the road this season as the team has only won 15 of its first 35 road games. For Sunday’s game, the Cubs will hand the ball to starter Jose Quintana who has been okay this season. So far, in his first 13 starts, Quintana is 4-6 with an ERA of 3.89. If the Cubs plan on winning this game, look for him to pitch well on the road.

The Chicago Cubs are led by shortstop Javier Baez who was unbelievable last season. Last season, Baez hit 34 home runs along with 111 RBIs as he finished second in the NL MVP Award race. However, Baez is also a fantastic contact hitter as his batting average has never been below .273 in any full season in his career. Baez is already one of the best players in baseball and he is only 26 years old. So far this season, he has looked even better as he currently has a .288 batting average along with 17 home runs and 46 RBIs.

Dodgers Continue To Roll

The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 47 of their first 71 games. In addition, the team has won 27 of its first 35 home games as the team is still looking like the playoff contender that people expected before the season started. Now, the Dodgers will turn to Hyun-Jin Ryu as the starting pitcher for this contest. He has been amazing this season with a 9-1 record and a 1.36 ERA. So far this season, Ryu has looked like the best pitcher in the NL and is the favorite to win the Cy Young Award this season.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are led by first baseman Cody Bellinger who was solid last season. Last season, Bellinger hit 25 home runs along with 76 RBIs as he was able to showcase his skills once again during his second professional season. However, So far this season, Bellinger has looked even better as he currently has a .355 batting average along with a team-leading 22 home runs and 57 RBIs.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

Simply put, the Dodgers are significantly better than the Cubs. Los Angeles has also looked like the best team in the league at home while Chicago look like an average at best team when the roster is on the highway. I expect this game to be close but I think the Dodgers will eventually get to Quintana as the team wins this game relatively comfortably. Give me the home team in this one.

Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

Since both of these teams possess elite offenses, I have to lean to the over in this game. Furthermore, both teams have been successful offensively over the last few weeks so I think that this total is too low. I can see this game being somewhere in the realm of 6-4 so I will recommend the over in this game.

Prediction: Over 8

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