Dodgers Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – May 3, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on May 3, 2021

The Los Angeles Dodgers (17-12) and A.J. Pollock (2 HR in his last game) are favored (-195) on the moneyline for their matchup with the Chicago Cubs (12-16) on Monday at 7:40 PM ET on MLB Network. Walker Buehler starts for Los Angeles while Chicago will counter with Kyle Hendricks.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 3, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Dodgers vs Cubs Betting Lines

Dodgers Betting Insights

  • The Dodgers have been favorites in 28 games this season and won 17 (60.7%) of those contests.
  • Los Angeles has a record of 8-5 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -195 on the moneyline.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 63.7% chance of a victory for the Dodgers.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Dodgers and their opponents are 7-2-1 when it comes to hitting the over.

Dodgers Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 3-7
Runs Per Game 5.2
HR 10
ERA 3.69
K/9 10.6

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Cubs Betting Insights

  • The Cubs have come away with six wins in the 14 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Chicago has played as an underdog of +165 or more just one time this year and came away with a loss in that game.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cubs have a 36.3% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • In their previous 10 games with a total, the Cubs and their opponents have combined to clear the over/under on six occasions.

Cubs Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 3-7
Runs Per Game 5.5
HR 14
ERA 5.86
K/9 10.2

Cubs Probable Pitcher – Kyle Hendricks

  • Hendricks gets the start for the Cubs, his sixth of the season. He is 1-3 with a 7.54 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 22 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty last pitched on Wednesday against the Braves, when he went 3 2/3 innings, allowing seven earned runs while giving up 11 hits.
  • The 31-year-old has an ERA of 7.54, with 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings in five games this season. Opponents are batting .333 against him.
  • Hendricks will try to record his third game of five or more innings pitched this season. He averages 4.1 innings per appearance.
  • The Cubs were named the moneyline underdog for one Hendricks start this season — they lost.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 3, 2021 at 2:08 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Dodgers Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 17-12
Home 8-5
Road 9-7
vs LHP (Starters) 6-5
vs RHP (Starters) 11-7
Day Games 3-1
Night Games 14-11

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Dodgers Probable Pitcher – Walker Buehler

  • The Dodgers will hand the ball to Buehler (1-0) for his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw 6 1/3 innings against the Reds, giving up five earned runs while allowing seven hits.
  • Among qualified pitchers this year, the 26-year-old’s K/9 and ERA are not among leaders in the majors.
  • In five starts, Buehler has pitched through or past the fifth inning five times. He has a season average of 6.0 frames per outing.
  • His team has been victorious in 60% of the games he’s started as the moneyline favorite with a record of 3-2.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 3, 2021 at 2:08 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Cubs Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 12-16
Home 8-7
Road 4-9
vs LHP (Starters) 6-1
vs RHP (Starters) 6-15
Day Games 2-3
Night Games 10-13

Dodgers Hitting Stats

  • The Dodgers are 11th-best in baseball with 35 total home runs.
  • The Dodgers average 1.1 homers per game when playing on the road this season (17 total in road outings).
  • Los Angeles has hit 10 home runs during the past 10 games.
  • Justin Turner is batting .337 this season with a team-high six home runs and 21 RBI.
  • Chris Taylor has collected 23 hits this season and has an OBP of .408. He’s slugging .512 on the year.

Cubs Hitting Stats

  • The Cubs rank fifth in Major League Baseball with 37 home runs.
  • In 15 games at home this season, they’ve hit 22 homers, an average of 1.5 per contest.
  • Chicago has hit 14 home runs over the last 10 games.
  • Kris Bryant leads the Cubs in home runs (nine) and runs batted in (22).
  • Javier Baez has made the most of his opportunities as he paces his team with 22 runs batted in.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Cubs (+165)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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