Dodgers vs Cubs Game 6
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GAME: Los Angeles Dodgers (96-76) at Chicago Cubs (109-61)
DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 22 – 8:00 PM EST
WHERE: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
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Playoff Series: League Championship; Chi. Cubs leads 3-2

Dodgers – Starting Pitcher – Clayton Kershaw (12-4)

Even with the injury that caused Clayton to miss part of the season, this was his best so far. He has finally matured into a big game pitcher. We saw that last time out when he dominated the Cubs in game 2. Right now, if you asked me which pitcher in the National League I would take to win one game. This is the guy. In game 2 he went 7 innings and had 6 strikeouts while giving up zero runs.

Cubs – Starting Pitcher – Kyle Hendricks (16-8)

How does the league ERA leader get overshadowed? He had a 2.13 ERA this year. Against the Dodgers in game 2 he gave up just one run in 5.1 innings. That was enough for the loss because of the great performance by Kershaw. This season he went 9-2 at home with an incredible 1.32 ERA.

Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends

Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter.
Dodgers are 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games.
Dodgers are 12-5 in their last 17 games following a loss.
Dodgers are 17-8 in their last 25 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Dodgers are 5-12 in their last 17 playoff road games.
Dodgers are 5-13 in their last 18 League Championship games.
Dodgers are 1-9 in their last 10 League Championship road games.
Dodgers are 18-6 in Kershaws last 24 road starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Dodgers are 61-21 in Kershaws last 82 starts.
Dodgers are 60-21 in Kershaws last 81 starts on grass.
Dodgers are 49-18 in Kershaws last 67 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance.
Dodgers are 19-7 in Kershaws last 26 Saturday starts.
Dodgers are 43-16 in Kershaws last 59 starts after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Dodgers are 43-17 in Kershaws last 60 starts when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Dodgers are 37-15 in Kershaws last 52 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Dodgers are 49-22 in Kershaws last 71 starts with 5 days of rest.
Dodgers are 41-19 in Kershaws last 60 road starts.
Over is 5-1 in Dodgers last 6 games following a loss.
Over is 5-1-1 in Dodgers last 7 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Over is 4-1-1 in Dodgers last 6 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Over is 6-2-1 in Dodgers last 9 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Under is 8-3-3 in Dodgers last 14 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
Over is 5-2-1 in Dodgers last 8 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Under is 5-2-2 in Dodgers last 9 games following an off day.
Over is 10-4-2 in Dodgers last 16 on grass.
Under is 5-2 in Dodgers last 7 Saturday games.
Over is 5-2 in Dodgers last 7 League Championship games.
Over is 5-2-1 in Dodgers last 8 vs. a team with a winning record.
Over is 10-4-2 in Dodgers last 16 overall.
Over is 5-2-1 in Dodgers last 8 playoff games.
Over is 7-3-2 in Dodgers last 12 road games.
Under is 9-2-1 in Kershaws last 12 road starts.
Under is 4-1 in Kershaws last 5 starts vs. National League Central.
Under is 15-4-2 in Kershaws last 21 road starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Under is 14-4 in Kershaws last 18 starts on grass.
Under is 20-6-1 in Kershaws last 27 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Under is 18-6-2 in Kershaws last 26 Saturday starts.
Under is 9-3-1 in Kershaws last 13 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance.
Under is 18-7-1 in Kershaws last 26 starts overall.
Under is 5-2-1 in Kershaws last 8 starts with 5 days of rest.

Chicago Cubs Betting Trends

Cubs are 19-7 in their last 26 games following an off day.
Cubs are 18-7 in their last 25 vs. a team with a winning record.
Cubs are 38-15 in their last 53 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
Cubs are 56-23 in their last 79 home games.
Cubs are 50-21 in their last 72 overall.
Cubs are 50-21 in their last 72 games on grass.
Cubs are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. National League West.
Cubs are 37-16 in their last 53 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Cubs are 106-51 in their last 157 games following a win.
Cubs are 2-5 in their last 7 games vs. a left-handed starter.
Cubs are 3-9 in their last 12 League Championship games.
Cubs are 2-6 in their last 8 Saturday games.
Cubs are 1-5 in their last 6 League Championship home games.
Cubs are 10-1 in Hendricks’ last 11 Saturday starts.
Cubs are 8-2 in Hendricks’ last 10 home starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Cubs are 4-1 in Hendricks’ last 5 starts with 5 days of rest.
Cubs are 7-2 in Hendricks’ last 9 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Cubs are 7-2 in Hendricks’ last 9 starts.
Cubs are 7-2 in Hendricks’ last 9 starts on grass.
Cubs are 9-3 in Hendricks’ last 12 home starts.
Over is 4-0-1 in Cubs last 5 Saturday games.
Over is 8-1 in Cubs last 9 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Over is 8-2-1 in Cubs last 11 games following a win.
Over is 8-2 in Cubs last 10 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Under is 7-2-1 in Cubs last 10 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
Under is 16-5 in Cubs last 21 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
Under is 12-4 in Cubs last 16 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Under is 12-4 in Cubs last 16 games following an off day.
Over is 6-2 in Cubs last 8 League Championship home games.
Over is 11-4-1 in Cubs last 16 on grass.
Over is 11-4-1 in Cubs last 16 playoff home games.
Over is 11-4-1 in Cubs last 16 overall.
Under is 13-5-2 in Cubs last 20 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Over is 5-2-1 in Cubs last 8 vs. a team with a winning record.
Over is 5-2-1 in Cubs last 8 playoff games.
Over is 5-2-1 in Cubs last 8 vs. National League West.
Under is 43-20-3 in Cubs last 66 home games.
Under is 3-0-1 in Hendricks’ last 4 home starts.
Under is 12-3-1 in Hendricks’ last 16 home starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Under is 12-3-1 in Hendricks’ last 16 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Over is 3-1-1 in Hendricks’ last 5 starts vs. National League West.
Under is 12-5 in Hendricks’ last 17 starts after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Under is 7-3 in Hendricks’ last 10 starts following a team loss in their previous game.

Umpire Trends – Ted Barrett

Home team is 4-0 in Barretts last 4 Saturday games behind home plate vs. Chicago.
Road team is 5-0 in Barretts last 5 games behind home plate vs. Chicago.
Under is 5-1 in Barretts last 6 games behind home plate vs. Los Angeles.
Road team is 4-1 in Barretts last 5 games behind home plate.
Dodgers are 4-1 in Kershaws last 5 home starts with Barrett behind home plate.
Over is 3-1-1 in Barretts last 5 Saturday games behind home plate.
Under is 3-1-1 in Barretts last 5 games behind home plate vs. Chicago.
Dodgers are 6-2 in their last 8 Saturday games with Barrett behind home plate.
Home team is 24-8 in Barretts last 32 games behind home plate vs. Los Angeles.
Cubs are 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games with Barrett behind home plate.
Dodgers are 5-2 in Kershaws last 7 starts with Barrett behind home plate.
Home team is 5-2 in Barretts last 7 Saturday games behind home plate vs. Los Angeles.
Home team is 37-15 in Barretts last 52 Saturday games behind home plate.

Dodgers vs Cubs Game 6 Prediction

The Dodgers will face elimination with their best on the mound. The Cubs counter with the starting pitcher with the best ERA in the National League. This is what you want in playoff baseball. Because the Dodgers face elimination they will have to use everyone to win. This puts the manager in a tough spot because your teams best pitcher is already in the game. Do you take a risk on removing Kershaw and watching your bullpen blowup the game? For this game I have an unusual bet but one that has worked out well for me before. I will be taking two negative bets.

Dodgers vs Cubs Game 6 Picks:

50% Dodgers money line (-130) 77

50% Cubs run line (+1.5) (-140) 71

Let me explain the bet. If I bet $100 on each side then there is a total of $200 bet. If the Dodgers win by more than one run then I get back $177. If the Cubs win then I get back $171. Both are losing overall bets but there is a third option. If the Dodgers win by one run then I win both bets and get back $345. These bets can minimize the loss potential ( can’t lose more than $29) while providing a good opportunity for a payoff.