Dodgers Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 7, 2022

Written By Staff on July 7, 2022

Trea Turner has 99 hits this season, and will try to collect his 100th when his Los Angeles Dodgers (52-29) play the Chicago Cubs (34-48) on Thursday at 10:10 PM ET. Tony Gonsolin starts for Los Angeles (-278 to win) while Chicago (+230) will counter with Mark Leiter Jr..

The insights in the following article reflect odds as of July 7, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET.

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Dodgers vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Gonsolin (LAD) Pitcher Leiter Jr. (CHC)
10 – 0 W/L 2 – 2
81.2 IP 29.2
1.54 ERA 4.85
0.820 WHIP 1.247
8.5 K/9 9.4
2.5 BB/9 3.9

Dodgers Probable Starter Tony Gonsolin

  • Gonsolin gets the start for the Dodgers, his 16th of the season. He is 10-0 with a 1.54 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 81 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday against the San Diego Padres, when he went 7 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while giving up four hits.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 1.54, with 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings, in 15 games this season. Opposing hitters have a .155 batting average against him.
  • Gonsolin heads into this game with eight quality starts under his belt this year.
  • He will face a Cubs offense that ranks 15th in the league with 359 runs while batting .248 as a squad. It has a collective .400 slugging percentage (11th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 82 home runs (18th in MLB).
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season, the 28-year-old’s 1.54 ERA ranks first, .820 WHIP ranks second, and 8.5 K/9 ranks 27th.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 7, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Gonsolin

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Rafael Ortega 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ian Happ 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Willson Contreras 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Yan Gomes 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cubs Probable Starter Mark Leiter Jr.

  • Mark Leiter Jr. (2-2) will take to the mound for the Cubs and make his fourth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday against the Boston Red Sox, throwing 5 2/3 innings of relief while giving up one earned run and allowing three hits.
  • The 31-year-old has pitched to a 4.85 ERA this season with 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3.9 walks per nine across 11 games.
  • The Dodgers rank seventh in MLB with a .252 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks fifth in the league (.430) and 102 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 7, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Stats vs Leiter Jr.

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Trea Turner 7 .286 2 0 0 .375 .661
Cody Bellinger 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Freddie Freeman 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Austin Barnes 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jake Lamb 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers have been favored on the moneyline 79 total times this season. They’ve finished 51-28 in those games.
  • Los Angeles has a record of 6-3 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -278 or shorter (66.7%).
  • The Dodgers have an implied moneyline win probability of 73.5% in this contest.
  • Los Angeles has combined with opponents to go over the total 31 times this season for a 31-44-6 record against the over/under.
  • The Dodgers have put together a 47-34-0 record against the spread this season.
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have been underdogs in 57 games this season and won 24 (42.1%) of those contests.
  • Chicago has not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +230.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 30.3% chance of a victory for the Cubs.
  • Games involving Chicago have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 39 of 82 chances this season.
  • In 82 games with a spread this season, the Cubs are 42-40-0 ATS.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Freddie Freeman has racked up an on-base percentage of .381, a team-best for the Dodgers. He’s hitting .301 with 25 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 40 walks.
  • Freeman ranks 17th in batting average, 15th in on base percentage, and 31st in slugging among the qualifying hitters in MLB action.
  • Turner paces his team with a .481 slugging percentage. He has 20 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs and 26 walks while hitting .306.
  • Turner ranks 16th in batting average, 35th in on base percentage, and 34th in slugging in baseball.
  • Mookie Betts has racked up 72 hits, a team-best for the Dodgers. He is batting .276 with 15 doubles, 18 home runs and 29 walks.
  • Will Smith is batting .253 with 10 doubles, 13 home runs and 32 walks.

Dodgers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Trea Turner 324 .306 43 11 59 .357 .838
Freddie Freeman 319 .301 52 10 50 .381 .867
Cody Bellinger 277 .213 39 11 31 .272 .669
Justin Turner 277 .245 36 7 44 .313 .707
Mookie Betts 261 .276 56 18 43 .352 .892
Will Smith 241 .253 32 13 38 .345 .801
Gavin Lux 234 .291 40 2 17 .361 .754
Max Muncy 215 .167 32 8 25 .321 .642
Austin Barnes 86 .174 14 4 12 .308 .657
Hanser Alberto 76 .224 8 2 5 .234 .576

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Willson Contreras leads Chicago with 71 hits and an OBP of .392 this season.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Contreras ranks 43rd in batting average, his on-base percentage is seventh, and he is 22nd in slugging percentage.
  • Ian Happ leads Chicago in slugging percentage (.454) thanks to 31 extra-base hits.
  • Happ’s batting average ranks 38th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage places him 18th, and he is 53rd in slugging.
  • Patrick Wisdom has collected 65 base hits, an OBP of .320 and a slugging percentage of .470 this season.
  • Nico Hoerner has been key for Chicago with 71 hits, an OBP of .340 plus a slugging percentage of .413.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Patrick Wisdom 281 .231 45 17 45 .320 .790
Ian Happ 280 .279 37 8 38 .377 .831
Willson Contreras 259 .274 46 13 35 .392 .890
Nico Hoerner 235 .302 24 4 24 .340 .753
Rafael Ortega 195 .267 24 4 22 .361 .761
Christopher Morel 184 .272 32 8 23 .343 .832
Seiya Suzuki 148 .257 22 6 25 .353 .826
Yan Gomes 145 .221 11 3 9 .236 .560
Alfonso Rivas 144 .236 16 3 22 .321 .654
Andrelton Simmons 71 .183 8 0 7 .247 .444

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