Table of Contents

    Yan Gomes leads the Chicago Cubs (7-5) into a contest against the Los Angeles Dodgers (7-7) after his two-home run outing in an 8-2 win over the Dodgers. The Dodgers are moneyline favorites (-230) for this game against the underdog Cubs (+195), which begins at 9:10 PM ET on Saturday. Michael Grove starts for Los Angeles, and Jameson Taillon is Chicago’s pick to start.

    It’s time to get your parents, spouse, co-workers, third cousin and mailman together again. MLB pools are back! Hit your own home run with RunYourPool today.
    Start here >

    Game Info, Betting Lines for Dodgers vs. Cubs

    • Game Day: Saturday, April 15, 2023
    • Game Time: 9:10 PM ET
    • Location: Los Angeles, California
    • Stadium: Dodger Stadium
    Dodgers vs Cubs Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Dodgers -230 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Dodgers vs. the Cubs?

    • TV Channel: SportsNet LA

    Dodgers Stats & Trends

    Dodgers Batting

    • The Dodgers are second in MLB action with 26 home runs. They average 1.9 per game.
    • Los Angeles has the 20th-ranked batting average in MLB (.238).
    • The Dodgers are sixth in baseball with an on-base percentage of .346.
    • Los Angeles strikes out 9.4 times per game to rank 22nd in MLB.
    • The Dodgers have hit 15 home runs at home this season (2.1 per game).
    • Los Angeles is averaging 3.7 extra-base hits per game while slugging .500 at home.
    • At home this season the team averages 7.4 hits per game and is batting .236.

    Dodgers Key Batters

    • Will Smith is batting .333 with three doubles, three home runs and seven walks.
    • Among qualifying hitters in the majors, Smith ranks 22nd in batting average, 33rd in on-base percentage, and 14th in slugging.
    • Max Muncy has six home runs and eight walks while batting .239.
    • Among qualifying hitters, Muncy’s batting average places him 122nd, his on-base percentage 79th, and his slugging percentage 18th.
    • Muncy takes a two-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. In his last five games he is batting .467 with five home runs, three walks and 12 RBI.
    • Freddie Freeman has an OPS of .876, fueled by an OBP of .422 and a team-best slugging percentage of .455 this season.
    • James Outman has 11 hits, which leads Los Angeles hitters this season, while batting .282 with six extra-base hits.

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs have hit 15 homers this season, which ranks 17th in the league.
    • Chicago’s .282 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking fourth in MLB.
    • The Cubs are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking ninth with an OBP of .341.
    • Chicago ranks third in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.2 Ks per contest.
    • They have averaged 2.0 home runs per game in their three road contests this season.
    • Chicago has a team slugging percentage of .570 in away games this season with 17 extra-base hits.
    • In three road games this season, they have a batting average of .331 while averaging 13.3 base hits per contest.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Ian Happ has accumulated 15 hits with a .481 on-base percentage, leading the Cubs in both categories.
    • Happ ranks 16th in batting average, fourth in on-base percentage and 20th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in MLB.
    • Nico Hoerner’s .396 slugging percentage paces his team.
    • Hoerner’s batting average is 20th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 71st, and he is 115th in slugging.
    • Cody Bellinger is batting .239 with two doubles, two home runs and five walks.
    • Patrick Wisdom is batting .231 with two doubles, four home runs and four walks.

    Dodgers vs. Cubs Probable Pitchers

    Michael Grove (LAD) Pitcher Jameson Taillon (CHC)
    0 – 1 W/L 0 – 2
    7.1 IP 9
    14.73 ERA 6.00
    2.318 WHIP 1.667
    9.8 K/9 9.0
    3.7 BB/9 2.0

    Dodgers vs. Cubs Injury Updates

    • Dodgers: Ryan Pepiot: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Jimmy Nelson: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Tony Gonsolin: 15 Day IL (Ankle), Daniel Hudson: 15 Day IL (Knee), Álex Reyes: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Walker Buehler: 60 Day IL (Elbow), J.P. Feyereisen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Blake Treinen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Gavin Lux: 60 Day IL (Knee), Will Smith: day-to-day (Illness)
    • Cubs: Kyle Hendricks: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Brandon Hughes: 15 Day IL (Knee), Ethan Roberts: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Codi Heuer: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    Previous

    Seattle Mariners vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Betting Preview | April 15

    Next

    Atlanta Braves vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Betting Preview | April 16

    About Author

    Matt K

    Matt is the Social Media Manager at RYP and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. He has experience managing social media accounts with agencies, small brands, and large companies. He’s a diehard New England sports fanatic, and if he’s not watching the Celtics, he can be found roaming around Boston discovering all that the city has to offer.

    Run a Home Run Pool for the 2024 Baseball Season

    MLB Pick'em

    Featured

    MLB Baseball Pools

    MLB Pick'em

    Featured

    Baseball Squares Pool (MLB Postseason Only)

    MLB Pick'em

    Featured

    UEFA Euro Soccer Pool

    Soccer Pick'em

    Featured

    World Cup Survivor Pool

    Pick'em

    Featured

    NHL Survivor Pools

    NHL Pick'em

    Featured

    Check Also