Dodgers-Cubs Lines Preview

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Wrigley Field.
The Dodgers will trot Eric Stults out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Stults has a 4-1 record and a 4.29 ERA this season.
Stults’s opponent in this one will be Ryan Dempster. The Cubs righthander has a 4.99 ERA to go along with a 3-3 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 145-moneyline favorites versus the Dodgers, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Cubs scored twice in the seventh inning and held on for a 2-1 victory over the Dodgers on Friday, at EVEN odds. That game’s three runs went UNDER the day’s posted over/under (8).
Koyie Hill belted a solo home run, and Kosuke Fukudome drove in the other run for the Cubs. Ted Lilly notched the win with a seven-inning performance, allowing four hits and one run.
Matt Kemp went deep in a losing cause for the Dodgers, who were -120 favorites. Chad Billingsley gave up eight hits and both runs in suffering the loss.
Team records:
Los Angeles: 34-16
: 24-23 SU
Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games at home
Chi Cubs are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
Next up:
Chi Cubs home to LA Dodgers, Sunday, May 31

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