LA Dodgers at Chicago Cubs MLB Betting Pick & Game Info

Posted by Aaron . on April 11, 2017 in

The Los Angeles Dodgers (4-4) face the Chicago Cubs (5-2) in the second game of their midweek series on Wednesday night. The Dodgers dropped two of three in Colorado over the weekend and then lost the series opener in Chicago, 3-2, on Monday night. The Cubs took two of three in Milwaukee this past weekend, winning the two victories by a combined score of 18-10. Here’s a closer look at the MLB betting prediction for the game.

LA Dodgers at Chicago Cubs MLB Betting Pick & Game Info

When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 8:05pm ET
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago
TV: SNLA, WLS
Radio: Los Angeles / Chicago
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: Brandon McCarthy (1-0, 3.00 ERA) (LA) vs John Lackey (1-0, 4.50 ERA) (CHI)

Why should you bet on the Dodgers?

Brandon McCarthy got his season off to a solid start for the Dodgers, throwing six strong innings and permitting just a pair of runs (on a two-run blast from San Diego’s Wil Myers). The Dodgers also came back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game on a night when the Cubs started things by hoisting their world championship banner, and they had eight runners left on base — showing that they can produce against the best Cubs’ starters. If you like the Dodgers, you think they can grind out a similarly close game but prevail at the end this time.

Why should you put your money on the Cubs?

The Cubs definitely come into this game with all the momentum. John Lackey did have a 7-4 record at Wrigley last season, with a 2.62 ERA at home, but there’s also the emotional energy that comes from Antony Rizzo’s walkoff hit, as he singled off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen for the game-winning hit. Rizzo had entered the game just 4 for his first 25 on the season, and it’s that type of moment that can pop hitters out of slumps. The Cubs were already rolling on offense, so getting Rizzo’s bat up and running can only help.

Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

McCarthy is off to a good start to this young season, but I don’t see him taking down Lackey and the Cubs. I predict a final score of Chicago 4, Los Angeles 2.