Dodgers Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 27, 2021

Written By Staff on June 27, 2021

The Chicago Cubs (42-35) visit the Los Angeles Dodgers (46-31) on Sunday at 7:08 PM ET. The Cubs are underdogs (+165) against the favored Dodgers (-195). Los Angeles has Clayton Kershaw set to start, while Chicago will counter with Adbert Alzolay.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of June 27, 2021, 2:01 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Dodgers vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Kershaw (LAD) Pitcher Alzolay (CHC)
8 – 7 W/L 4 – 6
94.1 IP 62.1
3.43 ERA 4.19
1.010 WHIP 1.030
10.6 K/9 9.7
1.6 BB/9 2.5

Dodgers Probable Starter Clayton Kershaw

  • Kershaw gets the start for the Dodgers, his 17th of the season. He is 8-7 with a 3.43 ERA and 111 strikeouts in 94 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Wednesday, the lefty threw six innings against the Padres, allowing three earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • He will take the hill against a Cubs offense that ranks 26th in the league with 558 total hits (on a.225 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .400 (11th in the league) with 104 total home runs (fifth in MLB play).
  • The Dodgers have been favored on the moneyline in 18 of Kershaw’s starts this season, and they went 9-9 in those matchups.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 27, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Kershaw

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Anthony Rizzo 29 .345 10 3 6 .406 1.165
Kris Bryant 22 .318 7 3 5 .400 1.173
Javier Báez 20 .250 5 1 1 .286 .736
Willson Contreras 16 .438 7 2 3 .471 1.283
Jason Heyward 15 .067 1 0 0 .067 .134
Jose Lobaton 11 .000 0 0 0 .083 .083
Ian Happ 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jake Marisnick 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Eric Sogard 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cubs Probable Starter Adbert Alzolay

  • Alzolay (4-6) will take to the mound for the Cubs and make his 13th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Tuesday, when he threw 4 2/3 innings against the Indians, giving up three earned runs while allowing three hits.
  • The Dodgers have scored 389 runs this season, which ranks second in MLB. They have 617 hits, ninth in baseball, with 97 home runs (11th in the league).
  • When he is the starting pitcher, Chicago has a record of 2-4 this season when they are the underdog on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 27, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Stats vs Alzolay

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Mookie Betts 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Matt Beaty 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Will Smith 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Gavin Lux 2 .500 1 0 1 .500 1.500
Max Muncy 2 .500 1 1 1 .500 2.500
Chris Taylor 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Justin Turner 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers score an average of 5.0 runs per game at home and 5.1 per contest away from Dodger Stadium.
  • The Dodgers have the No. 2 offense in MLB play scoring 5.1 runs per game (389 total runs).
  • The Dodgers have won 46 of the 74 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (62.2%).
  • Los Angeles is 25-12 (winning 67.6% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -195 or shorter.
  • Los Angeles has played in 77 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 37 times (37-37-3).
  • Los Angeles went 5-3 over the eight games it was moneyline favorites in its last 10 matchups.
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have scored 329 runs (4.3 per game) this season, which ranks 16th in MLB.
  • In 38 road games this season, they’ve scored 3.8 runs per contest compared to the 4.8 per game they average at home.
  • The Cubs have been underdogs in 35 games this season and won 16 (45.7%) of those contests.
  • This season, Chicago has won four of its seven games when they’re the underdog by at least +165 on the moneyline.
  • Chicago’s games have gone over the total in 29 of their 77 chances.
  • Chicago has played as the underdog in five of its past 10 games and won two of those contests.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Justin Turner has put up a team-best batting average of .288 while pacing the Dodgers in runs batted in (40).
  • Turner ranks 22nd in AVG (.288), and 15th in OBP (.381) among qualifying hitters in MLB action.
  • Turner has safely hit in seven straight games. Over that span he is batting .407 with two doubles, three walks and six RBIs.
  • Max Muncy has put his power on display as he paces his team with 15 home runs.
  • Muncy ranks second in OBP among the qualified hitters in MLB play.

Dodgers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Justin Turner 260 .288 43 12 40 .381 .858
Mookie Betts 250 .244 45 9 28 .362 .810
Chris Taylor 242 .264 54 10 37 .378 .833
Gavin Lux 227 .229 33 6 31 .306 .667
Max Muncy 210 .262 44 15 36 .406 .939
Will Smith 200 .260 34 9 27 .357 .822
A.J. Pollock 161 .261 20 6 25 .304 .739
Matt Beaty 122 .254 17 3 27 .345 .714
Zach McKinstry 108 .250 14 4 22 .297 .723
Austin Barnes 106 .226 12 3 15 .333 .691

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Kris Bryant leads Chicago with a batting average of .268. He’s also hit 15 home runs with 41 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Bryant falls outside of league leaders in hits and batting average.
  • Anthony Rizzo has collected 60 hits this season and has an OBP of .342. He’s slugging .446 on the year.
  • Among qualified hitters, Rizzo is not in the top 25 in SLG and OBP in the league.

Cubs Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Kris Bryant 257 .268 45 15 41 .353 .867
Javier Báez 251 .227 35 17 46 .260 .722
Anthony Rizzo 240 .250 30 10 32 .342 .788
Willson Contreras 230 .230 34 13 30 .322 .752
Joc Pederson 214 .234 27 11 33 .294 .733
Ian Happ 195 .185 22 8 19 .300 .638
Jason Heyward 174 .201 23 5 14 .287 .632
Eric Sogard 141 .241 16 1 10 .278 .583
Jake Marisnick 80 .250 12 4 16 .326 .814
Patrick Wisdom 79 .266 16 10 14 .333 1.004

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