NLCS Game 4 Odds & Expert Pick: Dodgers vs. Cubs

Posted by Derrick Harper on October 18, 2017 in

It’s Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday. The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to eliminate the defending World Series Champions. The Dodgers have won three straight in this series, including a blowout win on Tuesday night over the Cubs, that’s why the NLCS Game 4 Odds are pretty even.

The Chicago Cubs are down to their final game. The Cubs will have to win four straight games to make it back to the World Series. Chicago is the winner of the National League Central and took out the Nationals in the NLDS. In this game, the Chicago Cubs are -115 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

NLCS Game 4 Odds & Expert Pick: Dodgers vs. Cubs

  • When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017; 8:00 pm CT
  • Where: Wrigley Field; Chicago, IL
  • TV: TBS
  • Radio: 670 The Score, 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020, ESPN Radio
  • Live Stream: MLB.tv
  • NLCS Game 4 Odds: Chicago Cubs -115

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 16°C/61°F
  • Humidity: 53%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 29%
  • Wind: 13 mph SSW
  • Stadium Type: Open

2017 Regular Season Awards Odds

Head to Head Statistics (Last 10 Games)

  • Runs: Los Angeles Dodgers 3.70 / Chicago Cubs 2.00
  • Hits: Los Angeles Dodgers 6.30 / Chicago Cubs 5.70
  • Walks: Los Angeles Dodgers 4.60 / Chicago Cubs 2.50
  • Strike Outs: Los Angeles Dodgers 8.90 / Chicago Cubs 9.80
  • Over/Under: Los Angeles Dodgers 1-8 / Chicago Cubs 1-8

Why Bet on the Cubs?

It’s hard at this point to bet on the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs have looked lifeless during this series, with just 4 runs scored. The Cubs got the party started with a solo home run from Kyle Schwarber in Game 3. That was their only run, and they struggled to get on base the entire night.

During the regular season, the Cubs were the 4th highest scoring team in Major League Baseball. The Cubs scored 822 runs. The Cubs batting average on the season was .255, led by Most Valuable Player Kris Bryant. Bryant reached base twice in the loss on Tuesday but has struggled all series.

Why Bet on the Dodgers?

Not only was the Los Angeles Dodgers red hot during the regular season, they have been awesome in the postseason as well. The Dodgers have allowed just 4 runs in the three wins, and offensively, they have scored 15 runs. When they swept Arizona, they scored 20 runs and allowed just 11.

Despite not being the NLCS Game 4 Odds favorite, the Dodgers can wrap the series tonight.

Yaisiel Puig has been a huge part of the Dodgers offense, along with Chris Taylor. Game 2 was one off the bat of Justin Turner who hit a walk-off home run. Turner led the team with a .322 batting average, while rookie Cody Bellinger crushed 39 home runs and drove in 97 runs.

Latest NLCS Game 4 Betting Trends

  • Dodgers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road
  • Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers’s last 5 games on the road
  • Cubs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games at home
  • Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games at home

Expert Betting Pick

Another big game at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night. The pitching matchup for this game features Alex Wood for the Dodgers and Jake Arrieta for the Cubs. Alex Wood went 16-3 during the regular season, with a 2.72 earned run average. This will be the first time he has thrown in the 2017 postseason.

For the Cubs, t’s former Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta. Arrieta went 14-10 during the regular season, with a 3.53 earned run average. Arrieta struck out 163 batters and walked just 55 in 168 innings for Chicago. The Dodgers are going to win this game in Chicago. Bet the Los Angeles Dodgers -105 over the Chicago Cubs.