Major League Baseball: NL Game 3 of 3 LAD vs. CHC
Starting Pitchers: LAD- Ryu (0-1, 3.86 ERA) LHP CHC- Anderson (0-0, 1.59 ERA) LHP
Los Angeles Dodgers (5-4, 2-3 away) at Chicago Cubs (5-3, 1-1 home)
April 13, 2017- 2:20 PM ET Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
After two closely played games, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs will take to the diamond one last time in a Thursday afternoon matinee at Wrigley Field in a matchup that has the following betting lines from our best sportsbooks;
Best Dodgers Lines: Bovada ML (+120) Spread “See Live Odds”
Best Cubs Lines: BetOnline ML (-131) Spread “See Live Odds”
Over/Under: 5Dimes “See Live Odds”
In what has been two tense-filled games in a rematch of last season’s NLCS opponents, what will be in store for Game 3 of this series between the Dodgers and Cubs?
It was Chicago that struck first blood in Monday’s opener that saw the banner raising ceremony as they outlasted Los Angeles 2-1 with a ninth inning dramatic win.
With a day off on Tuesday, both teams resumed play on Wednesday that saw the Cubs receive their World Series rings only to see it be spoiled by the Dodgers shutting out Chicago by a 2-0 score.
Now with the rubber match scheduled to be played in what will be a chilly afternoon, who will take home the series win as we will see a pair of southpaws take to the mound in Hyun-Jin Ryu of Los Angeles versus former Dodger Brett Anderson of the Cubs.
In Game 2 on Wednesday, it was the Dodgers Brandon McCarthy that dominated the Chicago bats allowing just four hits in six innings of work before the LA bullpen took over and slammed the door shut.
Taking the loss was longtime veteran John Lackey, who pitched well but came up short as he allowed one run on four hits in six innings.
For the series wrap-up, Ryu enters with an 0-1 mark with a 3.86 ERA, while Anderson, who spent the last two years in a Dodger uniform will face his former team for the first time. Anderson is 0-0 with 1.59 ERA.
After watching the Cubs enjoy a World Champion banner raising ceremony and picking up some bling-bling, this may be the incentive and motivation the Dodgers need to finally live up to expectations and win it all? As for the Game 3 betting lines for our US players, BetOnline is favoring CHC (-131 ML) over LAD with an over/under that still needs to be determined by 5Dimes.
Feeling this may be a game where the offense rules the day, let’s take a wait and see approach of what the game totals bring us as that may be the best pick for our money?