Cubs vs Dodgers
Game 5 NLCS Predictions

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GAME: Chicago Cubs (108-61) at Los Angeles Dodgers (96-75)
DATE/TIME: Thursday, October 20 – 8:00 PM EST
WHERE: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
LINE: Tip*** The books have different lines
1) Bovada Dodgers vs Cubs Betting Lines
2) MLB Betting Lines from Sportsbetting.ag
Playoff Series: League Championship; Series Tied 2-2

Chicago Cubs Cubs LH Jon Lester (1-0, 0.64 ERA)

Lester received a no-decision in Game 1 when he allowed one run and four hits in six innings. Lester has a stellar 2.57 ERA in 18 postseason appearances (16 starts) but owns only a 7-6 record.

Team record: 108-61 SU
Chi Cubs is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games
Chi Cubs is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs’s last 7 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Chi Cubs’s last 18 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs’s last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers Dodgers RH Kenta Maeda (0-1, 9.00)

Maeda has pitched poorly in two postseason starts, including Game 1 when he gave up three runs and four hits in four innings. He has pitched five or fewer innings in six straight outings dating back to the regular season and admits his playoff performance has been shaky.

Team record: 96-75 SU
LA Dodgers is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games
LA Dodgers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
LA Dodgers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
LA Dodgers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games at home
LA Dodgers are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of LA Dodgers’s last 18 games when playing Chi Cubs
LA Dodgers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers’s last 8 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Umpire Trends – Alfonso Marquez

Over is 7-1-1 in Marquezs last 9 Thursday games behind home plate.
Over is 5-1-1 in Marquezs last 7 games behind home plate vs. Los Angeles.
Home team is 4-1 in Marquezs last 5 Thursday games behind home plate.
Home team is 4-1 in Marquezs last 5 games behind home plate vs. Los Angeles.
Over is 3-1-1 in Marquezs last 5 games behind home plate vs. Chicago.
Home team is 22-8 in Marquezs last 30 games behind home plate.
Dodgers are 7-3 in their last 10 games with Marquez behind home plate.
Cubs are 4-9 in their last 13 games with Marquez behind home plate.

Cubs vs Dodgers Game 5 Prediction:

The Cubs won a big one yesterday and today the pressure is on the Dodgers. They have to win this one or they will go back to Chicago down 3-2 with both games being elimination games. Both starters might look like good bets but with Marquez and his narrow strike zone behind the plate, both pitchers will need to put the ball over the plate or end up going 3-2 on a lot of batters. This game will be a battle of the bullpens and I am going to take the home dog and the over. I have three bets on this game.

Cubs vs Dodgers Game 5 Bets:
50% on the Dodgers money line +140
25% on the Dodgers run line (+1.5) at (-130)
25% on the Over 7 (+105)