Dodgers vs Cubs Odds and Picks
Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant follows the flight of his grand slam within the third inning of a baseball recreation towards the Atlanta Braves, Monday, April 26, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photograph/John Bazemore)
- The Los Angeles Dodgers are -164 highway favorites over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday evening at Wrigley Subject
- Walker Buehler (1-0, 3.16 ERA) will begin for the Dodgers towards Adbert Alzolay (1-2, 4.71)
- A preview of Dodgers-Cubs may be discovered beneath with a choose
The Chicago Cubs swept the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers in a doubleheader Tuesday and now they’ll attempt to sweep the three-game sequence when the groups meet at 7:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Wrigley Subject.
Walker Buehler (1-0, 3.16) is slated to pitch for the Dodgers towards Adbert Alzolay (1-2, 4.71).
The Dodgers (17-14) have dropped 5 of their final six video games and eight of their final 10 after shedding 7-1 and 4-3 on Tuesday. The Cubs (14-16) have received three of their final 4 video games following a stretch of six losses in seven video games.
Dodgers vs Cubs Odds
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Odds as of Could fifth.
Buehler Appears to Bounce Again
Buehler is coming off his worst outing of the season on April 27 towards the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium. He allowed a season-high 5 runs on seven hits in 6.1 innings, although he did register a season-best 10 strikeouts and situation just one stroll.
Buehler is fourth in MLB with a 15.50 strikeout/stroll ratio. He has struck out 31 and walked two in 31.1 innings.
Walker Buehler is pumped…. AND SO AM I pic.twitter.com/VvfLVUIdha
— Blake Harris (@BlakeHarrisTBLA) April 17, 2021
Buehler has additionally been a workhorse, pitching not less than six innings in all 5 begins. That ought to turn out to be useful on Wednesday after the Dodgers wanted 9 innings from their bullpen within the doubleheader. Buehler must also be well-rested as he may have had a full week off between outings.
Previous to the no-decision towards the Reds, Buehler had made 4 straight high quality begins to start the season.
In three profession appearances towards the Cubs, together with two begins, Buehler is 0-1 with a 5.27 ERA. He has pitched solely as soon as at Wrigley Subject, giving up three runs in 5.2 innings.
Cubs Profession Stats vs Buehler
The Cubs have averaged 6.9 runs of their final six video games. That got here following a stretch wherein they have been shut out in three of 4 video games from April 25-28.
An A Grade for AA
Alzolay is coming off the primary high quality begin of his younger profession, beating the Braves final Thursday in Atlanta.
Making his tenth profession begin, Alzolay set private bests with six innings pitched and 94 pitches. He additionally had six strikeouts and one stroll whereas permitting two runs and 4 hits.
Adbert Alzolay high quality begin.
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— Marquee Sports activities Community (@WatchMarquee) April 30, 2021
Topping all of it off was Alzolay accumulating his first hit with a single off Bryse Wilson.
Alzolay has pitched not less than 4.2 innings in every of his 4 begins this season. His slider has been near unhittable as opposing batters have a .114 common towards the it with a 40.5% strikeout fee.
This will likely be Alzolay’s first profession look towards the Dodgers. He has by no means confronted any hitters presently on Los Angeles’ energetic roster.
Dodgers Profession Stats vs Alzolay
After erupting for 16 runs on Sunday in a win over the Brewers in Milwaukee, the Dodgers managed simply 4 runs in 16 innings of Tuesday’s twinbill. Los Angeles was additionally held to at least one run in back-to-back video games final Thursday and Friday towards the Reds and Brewers.
Break Out the Broom
Within the first recreation of the doubleheader, Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw (4-3) gave up 4 runs and 4 hits in a single inning within the shortest begin of his profession. That got here precisely 11 years after he went simply 1.1 innings towards the Brewers.
David Bote hit a three-run double off Kershaw within the opener then hit a game-ending single off rookie reliever Garrett Cleavinger within the nightcap.
DAVID BOTE WALKS IT OFF!
— Cubs Zone ™️ (@CubsZone) Could 5, 2021
Dodgers starter Trevor Bauer didn’t make it via the fifth inning within the second recreation.
Fading the Dodgers
It’s robust to ever choose towards Buehler and I don’t have a very robust feeling in regards to the Cubs on this one. Nevertheless, Chicago has been swinging the bats higher the previous few days and the Dodgers are in a malaise so let’s give a lean the Cubs’ method.
The Decide: Cubs (+138)
John Perrotto has been masking and writing about sports activities for numerous retailers for over 40 years. His work has appeared within the likes of USA TODAY, ESPN.com, SI.com, Forbes.com, The Related Press, Baseball Digest, and extra. John relies out of Beaver Falls, PA.