Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs, first game of the series. The Dodgers have few home losses, recently won a pair at home. In the last five games the performance of the Dodgers has been high, zero defeats. The last home win the defense was solid and did not allow any run. The Cubs are playing badly on the road this season, just one win in almost two weeks on the road.
Los Angeles Dodgers: Our house, your nightmare.
The Dodgers at home have a positive record with 25 wins and only seven losses. Prior to this series, the Dodgers swept the Phillies 3-0 and won another series against the Mets 2-1. Five consecutive victories in the last five games at home. 8-0 in the last home win. 9-1 in the last 10 games at home. The defense has been effective at home this season.
At home the Dodgers are scoring an average of 5.69 runs per game, 3.72 walks, 7.19 strike outs, 9.38 hits, 1.81 home runs, 14.47 left on base. The defense is almost similar to last season. The team is allowing only 3.41 runs per game, 1.81 walks, 8.78 strike outs, 7.31 hits, 1.16 home runs, 12.00 left on base.
Clayton Kershaw will open the tonight series. So far 5-1 for him in 10 games as a starter. 3.00 ERA, 66.0 pitched innings, 59 hits, 23 runs, 8 home runs, 59 strike outs and 1,045 WHIP. This season Kershaw has only had one home win against the Braves 9-4. All the other games were on the road.
Chicago Cubs: We want to try.
The Cubs on the road have a negative record with 14 wins and 18 losses this season. Before this series, the Cubs won one victory after losing five consecutive games. The victory was in the last game of the series against the Rockies 10-1. The last three series were defeats against Rockies, Cardinals and the Astros.
On the road the Cubs are scoring an average of 5.72 runs per game, 4.00 walks, 9.19 hits, 1.94 home runs, 14.72 left on base. The defense allows up to 5.09 runs per game, 3.97 walks, 8.22 strike outs, 8.88 hits, 1.31 home runs, 13.78 left on base. Against the Rockies the team allowed up to 17 runs in the series.
Jon Lester will be on the mount tonight. The season has not been so good for Lester. 5-4 this season for him. 3.56 ERA, twelve starter games, 65.2 pitched innings, 69 hits, 32 runs, 9 home runs, 62 strike outs, 1,294 WHIP. This is the second game of Lester on the road, the first was a defeat against the Nats 2-5.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs 06/13/2019 is: take the UNDER 8.0 (TOTALS).
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