Dodgers Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 9, 2022

Written By Staff on July 9, 2022

Freddie Freeman is just three hits away from his 100th of the season as his Los Angeles Dodgers (54-29) get ready for a matchup against the Chicago Cubs (34-50) on Saturday at 10:10 PM ET. Clayton Kershaw takes the mound first for Los Angeles (-261 to win), and Marcus Stroman is Chicago’s (+217) pick to start.

The betting facts in the article below reference odds valid as of July 9, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET.

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Dodgers vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Kershaw (LAD) Pitcher Stroman (CHC)
5 – 2 W/L 3 – 5
56.0 IP 47.1
2.57 ERA 5.32
1.054 WHIP 1.225
9.5 K/9 8.6
1.9 BB/9 2.3

Dodgers Probable Starter Clayton Kershaw

  • Kershaw (5-2 with a 2.57 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 56 innings pitched) makes the start for the Dodgers, his 11th of the season.
  • His last time out came on Sunday against the San Diego Padres, when the left-hander threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings while giving up four hits.
  • The 34-year-old has amassed an ERA of 2.57, with 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings, in 10 games this season. Opponents have a .225 batting average against him.
  • Kershaw is looking to record his sixth quality start of the season.
  • He will face off against a Cubs squad that is hitting .246 as a unit (12th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .397 (14th in MLB) with 84 total home runs (18th in MLB).

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

Cubs Stats vs Kershaw

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Willson Contreras 22 .318 7 2 3 .348 .939
Andrelton Simmons 14 .143 2 0 1 .200 .414
Yan Gomes 8 .250 2 1 3 .250 .875
Patrick Wisdom 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
David Bote 5 .200 1 0 3 .200 .600
Ian Happ 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Nico Hoerner 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.334
Seiya Suzuki 2 .500 1 0 0 .667 1.167
Rafael Ortega 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cubs Probable Starter Marcus Stroman

  • Stroman (3-5) will take the mound for the Cubs, his 10th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Friday, June 3, when he threw 4 2/3 innings, giving up nine earned runs while allowing 10 hits against the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • The 31-year-old has pitched in nine games this season with an ERA of 5.32 and 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .249.
  • In nine starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in three of them.
  • The Dodgers rank second in MLB with 414 runs scored this season. They have a .251 batting average this campaign with 107 home runs (ninth in the league).

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

Dodgers Stats vs Stroman

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Mookie Betts 37 .216 8 0 3 .237 .480
Trea Turner 10 .200 2 0 0 .333 .533
Freddie Freeman 8 .125 1 0 0 .462 .587
Justin Turner 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .666
Jake Lamb 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Hanser Alberto 4 .500 2 0 1 .400 .900
Will Smith 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Max Muncy 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Cody Bellinger 2 .500 1 0 2 .500 1.000

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers have won 53 of the 81 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (65.4%).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -261 or shorter, Los Angeles has an 8-5 record (winning 61.5% of its games).
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Dodgers have an implied win probability of 72.3%.
  • Los Angeles has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 31 times this season for a 31-45-7 record against the over/under.
  • The Dodgers have covered 57.8% of their games this season, going 48-35-0 ATS.
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • This season, the Cubs have won 24 out of the 59 games, or 40.7%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Chicago has played as an underdog of +217 or more twice this season and split those games.
  • The Cubs have a 31.5% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Chicago’s games have gone over the total in 39 of their 84 chances.
  • The Cubs are 43-41-0 against the spread in their 84 chances this season.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Freeman has racked up an on-base percentage of .377, a team-high for the Dodgers. He’s batting .297 with 26 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 41 walks.
  • Among the qualifying batters in MLB play, Freeman ranks 20th in batting average, 18th in on-base percentage, and 31st in slugging.
  • Mookie Betts’ 74 hits lead his team. He has 15 doubles, 20 home runs and 29 walks while hitting .276.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Betts ranks 44th in batting average, 39th in on-base percentage, and eighth in slugging.
  • Trea Turner has racked up a slugging percentage of .474, a team-best for the Dodgers. He’s batting .300 with 21 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs and 26 walks.
  • Will Smith is batting .257 with 10 doubles, 13 home runs and 33 walks.

Dodgers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Trea Turner 333 .300 44 11 59 .351 .825
Freddie Freeman 327 .297 53 10 50 .377 .857
Justin Turner 284 .246 37 8 45 .312 .713
Cody Bellinger 284 .208 39 11 31 .265 .652
Mookie Betts 268 .276 58 20 46 .351 .907
Will Smith 249 .257 32 13 39 .348 .802
Gavin Lux 240 .292 41 3 19 .363 .775
Max Muncy 222 .162 32 8 25 .315 .626
Austin Barnes 86 .174 14 4 12 .308 .657
Hanser Alberto 76 .224 8 2 5 .234 .576

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Ian Happ leads Chicago in slugging percentage (.455) thanks to 32 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Happ is 34th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 18th, and he is 51st in slugging percentage.
  • Willson Contreras leads the Cubs in OBP (.392) and total hits (71) this season.
  • Contreras’ batting average ranks 45th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage puts him seventh, and he is 21st in slugging.
  • Patrick Wisdom has 66 hits this season and has a slash line of .230/.319/.463.
  • Nico Hoerner is batting .300 with a .337 OBP and 25 RBI for Chicago this season.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 288 .281 38 8 40 .377 .832
Patrick Wisdom 287 .230 45 17 45 .319 .782
Willson Contreras 259 .274 46 13 35 .392 .890
Nico Hoerner 243 .300 25 5 25 .337 .757
Rafael Ortega 200 .260 24 4 22 .353 .743
Christopher Morel 191 .272 34 9 25 .341 .838
Seiya Suzuki 156 .250 22 6 26 .343 .805
Yan Gomes 152 .211 11 3 9 .226 .535
Alfonso Rivas 148 .236 17 3 22 .320 .651
Andrelton Simmons 74 .176 8 0 7 .238 .427

Dodgers vs Cubs Player Props

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