NLDS Betting Preview
Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers (Game 3)
Saturday, 10:05 pm Eastern – TBS
SBG Global Opening Line: Dodgers – 132 , Total 7.5 Under – 125
The Chicago Cubs face elimination on Saturday in Game 3 as they travel to Los Angeles to face the Dodgers. Chicago has played very poorly in the first two games of this series and now everyone’s favorite in the National League could be gone in three straight. The Cubs will look to Rich Harden to save their season. He will be opposed by Hiroki Kuroda of the Dodgers.
SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Cubs on the Road.
Harden has been excellent this season for Chicago. He was 5-1 with a 1.77 ERA in 12 starts with the Cubs. The problem for Harden has been innings. He rarely goes past the sixth inning because he throws so many pitches. With their lives on the line in this game the Cubs would take a solid six innings and turn it over to the bullpen.
Kuroda was very solid at home this season for the Dodgers, going 6-2. He was also excellent against the Cubs in two starts. He shut them out in June and allowed only one run in 6 1/3 innings in another start against them.
Here are the MLB betting stats for Saturday’s game. The Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games. The Cubs are 21-8 in their last 29 road games. The Cubs are 13-6 in their last 19 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Cubs are 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The Cubs are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. the National League West. The Cubs are 0-5 in their last 5 Divisional Playoff games. The Cubs are 8-1 in Harden’s last 9 starts.
The Dodgers are 5-0 in their last 5 Saturday games. The Dodgers are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. the National League Central. The Dodgers are 6-2 in their last 8 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Dodgers are 24-9 in their last 3 home games. The Dodgers are 21-8 in their last 29 overall. The Dodgers are 4-1 in Kuroda’s last 5 starts. The Dodgers are 4-1 in Kuroda’s last 5 starts vs. the National League Central. The Dodgers are 4-1 in Kuroda’s last 5 home starts.
SBG Global Current Line: Dodgers – 132 , Total 7.5 Under – 125
The Over is 4-0 in the Cubs last 4 vs. the National League West. The Over is 4-1 in the Cubs last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 7-2 in the Cubs last 9 overall. The Over is 5-2 in the Cubs last 7 road games.
The Over is 4-1 in the Dodgers last 5 home games. The Over is 5-2 in the Dodgers last 7 vs. the National League Central. The Over is 4-1-1 in Kuroda’s last 6 starts overall.
Pick: Over 3 out of 5 units