Dodgers Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 24, 2021

Posted By Staff on June 24, 2021

The Los Angeles Dodgers (44-30) host the Chicago Cubs (41-33) on Thursday at 10:10 PM ET. The Dodgers are favored (-240) against the underdog Cubs (+195). Los Angeles’ Walker Buehler and Chicago’s Zach Davies will start this matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of June 24, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Dodgers vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Buehler (LAD) Pitcher Davies (CHC)
7 – 0 W/L 4 – 4
90.2 IP 73.1
2.38 ERA 4.66
0.890 WHIP 1.490
8.7 K/9 5.5
1.8 BB/9 4.4

Dodgers Probable Starter Walker Buehler

  • Buehler (7-0 with a 2.38 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 90 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Dodgers, his 15th of the season.
  • In his last outing on Sunday against the Diamondbacks, the righty threw 7 1/3 innings, giving up two earned runs while surrendering two hits.
  • He will face a Cubs offense that ranks 26th in the league with 538 total hits (on a.226 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .402 (11th in the league) with 100 total home runs (fifth in MLB action).
  • The Dodgers have a 10-4 record in Buehler’s 14 starts this season when they were the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 24, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Buehler

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Javier Báez 10 .200 2 1 3 .200 .800
Kris Bryant 9 .222 2 0 0 .222 .555
Jason Heyward 9 .111 1 0 1 .111 .333
Willson Contreras 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Anthony Rizzo 6 .167 1 0 0 .286 .619
Joc Pederson 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Jake Marisnick 2 .500 1 1 2 .667 2.667
Patrick Wisdom 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ian Happ 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 3.000
Eric Sogard 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Cubs Probable Starter Zach Davies

  • The Cubs’ Davies (4-4) will make his 16th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed six innings while giving up eight earned runs on seven hits in a matchup with the Marlins.
  • The Dodgers have scored 380 runs this season, which ranks second in MLB. They are batting .241 for the campaign with 93 home runs, 11th in the league.
  • When he starts a game and his team is the underdog on the moneyline, they have a record of 5-3.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 24, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Stats vs Davies

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Justin Turner 23 .304 7 1 2 .304 .739
Chris Taylor 18 .167 3 0 0 .167 .334
Cody Bellinger 16 .375 6 2 3 .375 1.125
Austin Barnes 12 .250 3 0 1 .308 .558
Max Muncy 10 .300 3 0 1 .364 .764
AJ Pollock 10 .200 2 0 0 .385 .785
Mookie Betts 9 .333 3 0 0 .333 .666
Will Smith 7 .143 1 0 0 .143 .286
Albert Pujols 4 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Steven Souza Jr. 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers’ offense is averaging 5.2 runs in home games while pushing across 5.1 per game away from Dodger Stadium.
  • The Dodgers have the No. 2 offense in baseball scoring 5.1 runs per game (380 total runs).
  • The Dodgers have won 44 of the 71 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (62%).
  • Los Angeles has a record of 14-3 in games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -240 or shorter (82.4%).
  • Los Angeles has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 74 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 37 of those games (37-34-3).
  • Los Angeles has a 6-2 record from the eight games it was moneyline favorites over its last 10 matchups.
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have scored the 15th-most runs in the league this season with 321 (4.3 per game).
  • They’ve scored 3.9 runs per game this season on the road while averaging 4.8 at home.
  • The Cubs have been underdogs in 32 games this season and won 15 (46.9%) of those contests.
  • Chicago has entered three games this season as the underdog by +195 or more and is 2-1 in those contests.
  • So far this season, Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 29 of their 74 games with a total.
  • Chicago has played as the underdog in four of its past 10 games and won one of those contests.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Justin Turner leads the Dodgers with 39 runs batted in while accumulating a team-high batting average of .283.
  • Turner ranks 16th in OBP among the qualifying hitters in MLB.
  • Turner takes a five-game hitting streak into this game. Over that span he is batting .389 with a double, three walks and five RBIs.
  • Max Muncy’s 14 home runs pace his team.
  • Among the qualified hitters in baseball, Muncy ranks second in OBP.

Dodgers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Justin Turner 251 .283 43 12 39 .379 .853
Mookie Betts 241 .245 43 9 28 .358 .810
Chris Taylor 234 .265 54 10 37 .380 .837
Gavin Lux 219 .237 32 6 31 .307 .681
Max Muncy 199 .266 42 14 33 .411 .944
Will Smith 193 .269 34 9 27 .363 .845
A.J. Pollock 150 .260 19 5 23 .306 .719
Matt Beaty 120 .258 17 3 27 .350 .725
Austin Barnes 103 .233 12 3 15 .342 .711
Zach McKinstry 101 .248 13 3 21 .297 .703

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Kris Bryant has been key for Chicago with 14 home runs, 40 RBI and a batting average of .278 this season.
  • Bryant ranks 25th in SLG among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Anthony Rizzo has 58 hits and an OBP of .342 to go with a slugging percentage of .443 this season.
  • Among qualified hitters, Rizzo falls outside the MLB leaders in hits and batting average in the league.

Cubs Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Kris Bryant 245 .278 43 14 40 .362 .884
Javier Báez 239 .226 34 16 45 .261 .721
Anthony Rizzo 230 .252 29 9 31 .342 .785
Willson Contreras 219 .237 33 12 28 .329 .763
Joc Pederson 206 .243 27 11 32 .303 .759
Ian Happ 192 .182 22 8 18 .299 .632
Jason Heyward 165 .170 20 5 14 .251 .566
Eric Sogard 136 .243 16 1 10 .281 .590
Patrick Wisdom 74 .284 16 10 14 .346 1.062
Jake Marisnick 74 .243 12 4 15 .309 .809

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