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

Written By Staff on July 8, 2022

Tyler Anderson will try to secure his 10th victory of the campaign when his Los Angeles Dodgers (53-29) host the Chicago Cubs (34-49) on Friday at 10:10 PM ET. Anderson starts for Los Angeles (-208 to win), and Keegan Thompson is Chicago’s (+174) pick to start.

The insights in the article below use the latest odds as of July 8, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET.

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Dodgers vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Anderson (LAD) Pitcher Thompson (CHC)
9 – 1 W/L 7 – 3
84.1 IP 71.1
3.20 ERA 3.41
1.043 WHIP 1.234
7.8 K/9 8.3
1.6 BB/9 3

Dodgers Probable Starter Tyler Anderson

  • Anderson (9-1) is going for his 10th victory when he takes the mound for the Dodgers in his 14th start of the season. He’s put together a 3.20 ERA in 84 1/3 innings pitched, with 73 strikeouts.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance came on Saturday against the San Diego Padres, when he went 6 2/3 innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up six hits.
  • The 32-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.20, with 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings, in 15 games this season. Opponents are hitting .230 against him.
  • Anderson has six quality starts under his belt this season.
  • He will face a Cubs offense that ranks 15th in the league with 362 runs while batting .247 as a unit. It has a collective .399 slugging percentage (13th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 83 home runs (18th in MLB).
  • Among pitchers who qualify in MLB play this season, the 32-year-old ranks 26th in ERA (3.20), 18th in WHIP (1.043), and 39th in K/9 (7.8).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 8, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Anderson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Willson Contreras 22 .273 6 1 3 .360 .905
Yan Gomes 11 .182 2 1 4 .250 .705
David Bote 10 .100 1 0 1 .091 .291
Ian Happ 9 .222 2 0 3 .333 .555
Patrick Wisdom 4 .250 1 1 1 .250 1.250
Seiya Suzuki 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.333
Nico Hoerner 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.500
Rafael Ortega 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Andrelton Simmons 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cubs Probable Starter Keegan Thompson

  • The Cubs will hand the ball to Thompson (7-3) for his 11th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Sunday, when he tossed 4 2/3 innings while giving up two earned runs on seven hits in a matchup with the Boston Red Sox.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched to a 3.41 ERA this season with 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3 walks per nine across 18 games.
  • In 10 starts this season, he’s earned two quality starts.
  • The Dodgers rank second in MLB with 410 runs scored this season. They have a .252 batting average this campaign with 106 home runs (seventh in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 8, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Stats vs Thompson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Mookie Betts 4 .500 2 0 3 .600 1.600
Will Smith 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Cody Bellinger 2 .500 1 1 1 .500 2.500
Trea Turner 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Max Muncy 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Justin Turner 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Zach McKinstry 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Gavin Lux 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Hanser Alberto 1 .000 0 0 1 .500 .500

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers have been favored on the moneyline 80 total times this season. They’ve gone 52-28 in those games.
  • Los Angeles is 25-8 (winning 75.8% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -208 or shorter.
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Dodgers a 67.5% chance to win.
  • Los Angeles has played in 82 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 31 times (31-44-7).
  • The Dodgers have a 48-34-0 record ATS this season.
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have won 24, or 41.4%, of the 58 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Chicago has a record of 2-8, a 20% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +174 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cubs have a 36.5% chance to win.
  • Games involving Chicago have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 39 of 83 chances this season.
  • The Cubs are 42-41-0 against the spread this season.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Freddie Freeman has an on-base percentage of .377, a team-best for the Dodgers. He’s batting .297 with 25 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 40 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB play, Freeman’s batting average ranks 18th, his on-base percentage ranks 17th, and he is 34th in the league in slugging.
  • Mookie Betts has 15 doubles, 20 home runs and 29 walks while batting .280, and leads his team with 74 hits.
  • Betts ranks 35th in batting average, 34th in on base percentage, and eighth in slugging in baseball.
  • Betts heads into this game on a five-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .368 with two doubles, three home runs, two walks and five RBI.
  • Trea Turner is hitting .305 with 21 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs and 26 walks and has put up a team-high .482 slugging percentage.
  • 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 328 .305 43 11 59 .356 .838
Freddie Freeman 323 .297 52 10 50 .377 .857
Justin Turner 280 .246 37 8 45 .313 .717
Cody Bellinger 280 .211 39 11 31 .269 .662
Mookie Betts 264 .280 58 20 45 .357 .921
Will Smith 245 .253 32 13 38 .344 .797
Gavin Lux 237 .291 41 3 19 .361 .766
Max Muncy 219 .164 32 8 25 .316 .631
Austin Barnes 86 .174 14 4 12 .308 .657
Hanser Alberto 76 .224 8 2 5 .234 .576

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Ian Happ has an OPS of .832, fueled by an OBP of .378 and a team-best slugging percentage of .454 this season.
  • Among all qualifying batters in the majors, Happ is 34th in batting average, 15th in on-base percentage, and 51st in slugging percentage.
  • Willson Contreras has 71 hits and an OBP of .392, both of which lead the Cubs this season.
  • Contreras’ batting average is 44th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage puts him seventh, and he is 21st in slugging.
  • Patrick Wisdom is batting .229 with a .465 slugging percentage and 45 RBI this year.
  • Nico Hoerner has been key for Chicago with 72 hits, an OBP of .339 plus a slugging percentage of .410.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 284 .282 38 8 38 .378 .832
Patrick Wisdom 284 .229 45 17 45 .319 .784
Willson Contreras 259 .274 46 13 35 .392 .890
Nico Hoerner 239 .301 24 4 24 .339 .749
Rafael Ortega 199 .261 24 4 22 .355 .747
Christopher Morel 187 .273 33 9 25 .343 .846
Seiya Suzuki 152 .257 22 6 26 .350 .824
Yan Gomes 148 .216 11 3 9 .232 .550
Alfonso Rivas 147 .238 17 3 22 .321 .654
Andrelton Simmons 74 .176 8 0 7 .238 .427

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