Cubs vs Dodgers National League Championship Series Game 3

GAME: Chicago Cubs (107-60) at Los Angeles Dodgers (95-74)
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, October 18 – 8:00 PM EST
WHERE: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
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Dodgers vs Cubs Betting Lines
Dodgers vs Cubs Series Odds

Playoff Series: League Championship; Series Tied 1-1

Chicago Cubs Preview
Cubs RH Jake Arrieta (0-0, 3.00 ERA)

Arrieta, who won 18 games during the regular season, gave up two runs in six innings in a no-decision against San Francisco in the NL Division Series. The 30-year-old told reporters he is much more comfortable with the postseason expectations this time around after allowing four runs in two of his three 2015 outings.

Team record: 107-60 SU
Chi Cubs is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games
Chi Cubs is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs’s last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs’s last 13 games
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi Cubs’s last 16 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers Preview
Dodgers LH Rich Hill (0-1, 6.43)

Hill won 12 games in the regular season but hasn’t fared well this postseason. He lasted just seven total innings over two starts against Washington in the NLDS but defended his performance at Monday’s press conference.

Team record: 95-74 SU
LA Dodgers is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Dodgers’s last 12 games
LA Dodgers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Dodgers’s last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers’s last 7 games at home
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of LA Dodgers’s last 16 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
LA Dodgers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Umpire Trends – Gary Cederstrom

Home team is 4-0 in Cederstroms last 4 Tuesday games behind home plate.
Under is 6-0 in Cederstroms last 6 Tuesday games behind home plate.
Under is 4-0 in Cederstroms last 4 Tuesday games behind home plate vs. Los Angeles.
Home team is 4-0 in Cederstroms last 4 games behind home plate vs. Chicago.
Under is 5-1 in Cederstroms last 6 games behind home plate.
Home team is 22-6 in Cederstroms last 28 games behind home plate.
Road team is 6-2 in Cederstroms last 8 games behind home plate vs. Los Angeles.
Under is 6-2 in Cederstroms last 8 games behind home plate vs. Chicago.
Dodgers are 0-4 in their last 4 Tuesday games with Cederstrom behind home plate.

Cubs vs Dodgers Prediction Game 3

The Dodgers managed what every road team wants and that was to split the away games and come home with home field advantage. I added the home plate umpire stats because he is a real “homer”. Home teams went 22-6 when Gary Cederstrom was behind home plate. That isn’t an accident, some umps get caught up in the crowd and will lean toward the home team. Taking the home dog in this one.

Cubs vs Dodgers Game 3 Pick: Dodgers money line +110