Game: Major League Baseball: Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers Free Preview, Analysis, Stats, Betting Trends, Cubs vs Dodgers Picks and Cubs vs Dodgers Predictions
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Start time: 8:00 PM ET
TV Channel: FS1
Best Los Angeles Dodgers Lines: (-104) Moneyline – TOPBET
Over/Under Total Runs: 7 – REALBET
Julio Urias will become the youngest pitcher to ever start a postseason game as he is just 20 years and 68 days.
Urias was awful in his first games as a Dodger. He allowed 6 runs against the Cubs earlier in the year. He rebounded later in the year, playing good baseball. He was pitching to a 1.99 ERA in 40 innings.
John Lackey, on the other side, has been very consistent in the playoffs. He is 8-5 with a 3.22 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 103 strikeouts.
He was embarrassed in San Francisco when he was subbed after just four innings where he allowed 3 runs. He is not a strikeout pitcher, although he throws hard. He is a right-hander which means LA Dodgers will have the advantage over him as they are one of the best offensive teams against righties. That’s why I think both teams will put up many points on the board, causing the game to go over.