Game: Major League Baseball: Los Angeles at Chicago Free Preview, Analysis, Stats, Betting Trends, Dodgers vs Cubs Picks and Dodgers vs Cubs Predictions
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Start time: 8:00 PM ET
TV Channel: SNET, FS1
Best Chicago Cubs Lines: (-200) Moneyline – TOPBET
Over/Under Total Runs: 7½ – REALBET
The Los Angeles Dodgers are inconsistent away from home, winning 38 games and losing 43.
Dodgers mostly on rely on their home field advantage because they won 53 out of 81 games. Dodgers used Clayton Kershaw in game 5 in order to win the series but their star man will be exhausted and his absence from the first few games may shape the series in a different direction. It looks like Kenta Maeda will start in game 1 but he is 16-11 for the season.
Cubs won the season series against the Dodgers and this could be a boost for their confidence coming into game 1. The Cubs were better throughout the season against left-handed pitchers and the Dodger’s roster is stacked with lefty pitchers such as Kershaw, Hill, and Urias. The Cubs have one of the best defensive units and this will help them to keep the Dodgers at bay. That’s why I predict the Chicago Cubs to not have any problems winning game 1.