Dodgers Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 8, 2022

Written By Staff on May 8, 2022

The Los Angeles Dodgers (18-7) will try to add to their five-game winning streak when they meet the Chicago Cubs (9-17) at Wrigley Field on Sunday at 7:00 PM ET. Walker Buehler gets the starting nod for Los Angeles (-222 to win), and Justin Steele is Chicago’s (+182) pick to start.

The betting trends in what follows use the latest odds as of May 8, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET.

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Dodgers vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Buehler (LAD) Pitcher Steele (CHC)
3 – 1 W/L 1 – 3
29.1 IP 18.0
2.15 ERA 5.50
1.125 WHIP 1.889
8 K/9 8
2.1 BB/9 5.5

Dodgers Probable Starter Walker Buehler

  • Buehler gets the start for the Dodgers, his sixth of the season. He is 3-1 with a 2.15 ERA and 26 strikeouts through 29 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander’s most recent appearance was on Sunday, May 1 against the Detroit Tigers, when he went 5 2/3 scoreless innings while allowing six hits.
  • In five games this season, the 27-year-old has a 2.15 ERA and 8 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Buehler has one quality start this year.
  • He will take the hill against a Cubs offense that ranks 21st in MLB with 199 total hits (on a .235 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .369 (17th in MLB) with 20 total home runs (22nd in MLB).
  • This season, the 27-year-old ranks 16th in ERA (2.15), 34th in WHIP (1.125), and 32nd in K/9 (8) among pitchers who qualify.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 8, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Probable Starter Justin Steele

  • The Cubs’ Steele (1-3) will make his sixth start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Saturday, April 30, when he gave up two earned runs and allowed seven hits in 3 2/3 innings against the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • The 26-year-old has pitched to a 5.50 ERA this season with 8 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 5.5 walks per nine across five games.
  • Steele has not earned a quality start in five starts this season.
  • The Dodgers are batting .236 this season, 13th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .389 (ninth in the league) with 25 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 8, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers are 18-7 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 72% of those games).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -222 or shorter, Los Angeles has a 6-1 record (winning 85.7% of its games).
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Dodgers a 68.9% chance to win.
  • Los Angeles has played in 25 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total nine times (9-15-1).
  • The Dodgers have collected an 18-7-0 record against the spread this season (covering 72% of the time).
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have entered the game as underdogs 20 times this season and won seven, or 35%, of those games.
  • Chicago has a record of 1-2 in games where bookmakers have them as underogs of at least +182 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 35.5% chance of a victory for the Cubs.
  • Chicago’s games have gone over the total in 12 of their 26 chances.
  • The Cubs are 12-14-0 against the spread this season.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Mookie Betts has three doubles, five home runs and 14 walks while batting .255.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB action, Betts’ batting average ranks 69th, his on-base percentage ranks 44th, and he is 51st in the league in slugging.
  • Betts has safely hit in eight games in a row. In his last 10 games he is batting .342 with a double, three home runs, four walks and eight RBI.
  • Freddie Freeman’s 30 hits, .400 OBP and .516 slugging percentage are all team-highs. He has eight doubles, a triple, three home runs and 13 walks while batting .316.
  • Among the qualified hitters, Freeman ranks 16th in batting average, 16th in on-base percentage, and 22nd in slugging.
  • Trea Turner is hitting .260 with five doubles, a triple, a home run and eight walks.
  • Max Muncy is batting .141 with three doubles, three home runs and 20 walks.

Dodgers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Trea Turner 96 .260 10 1 20 .311 .676
Freddie Freeman 95 .316 17 3 12 .400 .916
Mookie Betts 94 .255 25 5 13 .355 .802
Cody Bellinger 90 .200 11 4 9 .273 .695
Justin Turner 89 .180 9 1 12 .235 .493
Chris Taylor 79 .266 9 1 10 .341 .746
Max Muncy 78 .141 11 3 11 .323 .618
Gavin Lux 63 .254 13 1 6 .342 .691
Will Smith 60 .233 11 2 13 .352 .735
Austin Barnes 23 .261 5 3 5 .320 .972

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Seiya Suzuki has been key for Chicago with 22 hits, an OBP of .365 plus a slugging percentage of .483.
  • Among all qualifying batters in the majors, Suzuki’s batting average is 75th, his on-base percentage is 33rd, and he is 29th in slugging.
  • Willson Contreras has collected 20 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .352.
  • Contreras ranks 75th in batting average, 48th in on-base percentage and 41st in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
  • Ian Happ leads Chicago with an OBP of .409 this season while batting .280 with 16 walks and 12 runs scored.
  • Nico Hoerner leads Chicago with a slugging percentage of .434, fueled by seven extra-base hits.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Frank Schwindel 91 .209 6 2 9 .250 .558
Seiya Suzuki 87 .253 13 4 15 .365 .848
Patrick Wisdom 84 .226 14 5 15 .283 .771
Nico Hoerner 83 .289 5 2 11 .314 .748
Willson Contreras 79 .253 15 3 8 .352 .820
Ian Happ 75 .280 12 2 12 .409 .809
Nick Madrigal 72 .222 5 0 2 .273 .537
Jonathan Villar 59 .254 8 0 8 .303 .591
Rafael Ortega 50 .200 6 0 1 .298 .578
Jason Heyward 49 .224 6 0 2 .321 .607

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