Dodgers vs. Cubs Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/7/2022

by | May 7, 2022

The Chicago Cubs (9-14) are the underdogs on the moneyline (+185) in Saturday’s contest versus the Los Angeles Dodgers (16-7). The game starts at 1:05 PM ET on MARQ. The Cubs are favored against the spread in this one () with odds. Los Angeles’ Clayton Kershaw gets the start, and he’ll go against Chicago’s Drew Smyly.

Dodgers vs. Cubs Spread and Betting Line

Dodgers vs Cubs Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Dodgers -215 +185

Computer Predictions for Dodgers vs. Cubs

Our computer pick: Chicago Cubs (+185)

Dodgers vs. Cubs Game Info

  • Los Angeles Dodgers probable starting pitcher: Clayton Kershaw
  • Chicago Cubs probable starting pitcher: Drew Smyly
  • Game Day: Saturday, May 7, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:05 PM ET
  • TV Channel: MARQ
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Stadium: Wrigley Field

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs Pitching Matchup

Kershaw Smyly
4 GS 0
3-0 W-L 0-0
2.35 ERA
23.0 IP 0
2 BB 0
30 SO 0

Dodgers Starter Clayton Kershaw

  • Kershaw gets the start for the Dodgers, his fifth of the season. He is 3-0 with a 2.35 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 23 innings pitched.
  • The lefty last appeared on Sunday against the Detroit Tigers, when he threw six innings, allowing one earned run while giving up four hits.
  • The 34-year-old has an ERA of 2.35, with 11.7 strikeouts per nine innings, in four games this season. Opponents are batting .171 against him.
  • Kershaw is seeking his fifth straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.2 innings per appearance on the hill.
  • He meets a Cubs offense that ranks 18th in the league with 99 runs while batting .242 as a squad. It has a collective .381 slugging percentage (13th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 19 home runs (22nd in MLB).
  • This season, the 34-year-old ranks 19th in ERA (2.35), first in WHIP (.696), and seventh in K/9 (11.7) among pitchers who qualify.

Cubs Starter Drew Smyly

  • Smyly will make his first start of the season for the Cubs.
  • The left-hander is making his first start of the year. The 32-year-old did not make an appearance on the mound last season.
  • The Dodgers have scored 114 runs this season, which ranks eighth in MLB. They are batting .239 for the campaign with 23 home runs, 14th in the league.

Dodgers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Dodgers have entered the game as favorites 25 times this season and won 16, or 64%, of those games.
  • This season, Los Angeles has won seven of its nine games, or 77.8%, when favored by at least -215 on the moneyline.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 68.3% chance of a victory for the Dodgers.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have gone over the total this season in seven of their 25 opportunities.
  • The Dodgers are 16-9-0 against the spread this season.

Cubs Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Cubs have come away with seven wins in the 17 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Chicago has played as an underdog of +185 or more just one time this year and came away with a win in that game.
  • The Cubs have an implied victory probability of 35.1% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • Chicago and their opponents have gone over in 11 of their 23 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Cubs are 12-11-0 against the spread in their 23 games that had a posted line this season.

Dodgers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • The Dodgers best hitter thus far this season is Freddie Freeman, who’s hitting at a team-leading .299 clip along with three homers and 12 RBI.
  • Among all hitters in baseball, Freeman’s home run total ranks him 62nd, and his RBI tally ranks him 60th.
  • Mookie Betts has put his power on display as he paces his team with four home runs.
  • Betts ranks 34th in home runs in the majors, and 149th in RBI.
  • Betts carries a six-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. During his last 10 games he is batting .297 with two home runs, five walks and three RBI.
  • Trea Turner has collected a team-high 19 runs batted in.
  • Turner is on a two-game hitting streak entering this contest. During his last five outings he is hitting .118 with a double, two walks and three RBI.
  • Will Smith has three doubles, two home runs and nine walks while batting .246.
Freddie Freeman 23 .299 .386 .483 3 12 26
Mookie Betts 22 .247 .350 .412 4 8 21
Trea Turner 23 .261 .309 .375 1 19 23
Will Smith 18 .246 .358 .404 2 13 14
Max Muncy 22 .151 .319 .315 3 11 11

Cubs Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Seiya Suzuki has driven in the most runs for the Cubs with 15 runs batted in.
  • Suzuki’s home run total puts him 34th in the majors, and he is 29th in RBI.
  • Ian Happ is batting .290 to lead the lineup.
  • Happ is 102nd in home runs and 80th in RBI among all MLB hitters this year.
  • Patrick Wisdom has been solid source of run production for the Cubs with five long balls and 15 runs batted in.
  • Willson Contreras has six doubles, two home runs and nine walks while batting .236.
Seiya Suzuki 23 .263 .380 .500 4 15 20
Ian Happ 22 .290 .412 .420 2 11 20
Patrick Wisdom 22 .260 .321 .562 5 15 19
Willson Contreras 19 .236 .337 .403 2 7 17
Nico Hoerner 22 .278 .307 .417 2 10 20

Betting Tips for Dodgers vs. Cubs

We have the Cubs on the moneyline at +185 on the moneyline as our best bet in this game after looking at all of the key stats and trends for this matchup.

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