The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to snap a three-game losing streak when they hit the road on Thursday night to take on the Chicago Cubs. LA is in sixth place in the Cactus League standings while Chicago is in second place. The Dodgers enter the 2021 campaign as favorites to repeat as World Series champions after winning their first title since 1988 a year ago.
Chicago is hoping to contend for a World Series berth after winning the NL Central division crown a year ago. With both teams looking for the win as we get set for Opening Day on April 1, let’s find out where the best MLB betting value lies in this Dodgers Vs Cubs affair so you can place your bets against their MLB odds.
MLB Betting Preview – Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs
LA Dodgers (10-8) Vs Chicago Cubs (12-7) Game Info
- When: Thursday, March 26, 2021 at 9:05 PM ET
- Where: Sloan Park, Mesa, AZ
- TV: SportsNet LA, Marquee Sports Network, MLBN
- MLB Odds: LA Dodgers -155 / Chicago Cubs +135
- LA Dodgers – Dustin May – RH (1-0, 3.12 ERA)
- Chicago Cubs – Adbert Alzolay – RH (0-2, 15.75 ERA)
Los Angeles Dodgers
LA has dropped three straight and comes into this affair fresh off a humbling 9-6 loss against Milwaukee on Tuesday night. First baseman Rangel Ravelo went 2-for-2 with one RBI. Third baseman Justin and backup third baseman Sheldon Neuse both went 1-for-2 with a pair of RBI. Unfortunately, right-hander walker Buehler got smacked around to the tune of nine earned runs in five innings. Buehler gave up a whopping 10 hits while striking out five and walking one. The Dodgers are 6-3 in nine spring training road games.
Chicago snapped a two-game losing streak by subduing Seattle 6-2 on Wednesday night. Third baseman Eric Sogard went 2-for-3 with two RBI, one walk and one run scored. Center-fielder Jake Marisnick went 1-for-3 with one run scored and one RBI while veteran right-fielder Cameron Maybin went 1-for-4 with one run scored and one RBI. Starting pitcher Zach Davies limited the Mariners to one earned run on three hits while striking out eight and walking two in 4.1 innings. The Cubs are 6-3 in nine spring training home games.
Expert Analysis and Prediction
I know the Cubs are playing at home and have looked solid this spring, but I’m going with the Dodgers to get it done in this one seeing as how Adbert Alzolay has looked absolutely abysmal in two starts this spring. The 26-year-old has allowed eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits, two home runs and three walks in just 4.0 innings pitched across two starts.
I’m expecting the Dodgers to put a little extra oomph into this matchup in order to snap their three-game slide and get the confidence-boosting win. Lest anyone forget, the Dodgers are completely loaded with superstar talent, both on the mound and in the lineup. Mookie Betts goes ‘yard’ to lead the way to victory!
Pick: Dodgers 7 Cubs 4