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MLB Betting Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs

by Steve Hastings on Monday, May 26th, 2008

The (26-23) Los Angeles’ Dodgers grueling schedule to close out the month of May continues, as they travel to the “Windy City” on what should be a very exiting 3-game set with the NL Central division leaders, the Chicago Cubs (29-21), from Wrigley Field. Sluggers at SportsBetting.com have the home Chicago Cubs -124 favorite as they host the Los Angeles Dodgers +114 with the O/U in runs set at 8.5 total.

The Cubbies come into this matinee with a two game loosing streak. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games, but they have been solid at home, with a 19-8 record.

The second place, NL West Dodgers, kick off this road trip at Wrigley Field with a 1 game winning streak, after salvaging the final game of a weekend series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Overall, they are 6-4 in their last 10 games, and are 11-12 on the road.   

Today’s pitching match-up, is presented by the fine folks at SportsBetting.com:

For the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers, Joe Torre will pencil in:

#58 RHP Chad Billingslay

2008 MLB Record: 4-5

ERA: 3.76

Strikeouts: 60

Starts: 11

IP: 52.2

And for the home team, the Chicago Cubs, “Sweet Lou” will send to the mound:

#46 RHP Ryan Dempster

2008 MLB Record: 5-2

ERA: 2.70

Strikeouts: 53

Starts: 10

IP: 63.1

My MLB Betting Prediction: CHI -124

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