Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs 4-22-23 Analysis, Odds and Prediction

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs 4/22/23 – Los Angeles and Chicago will begin a four-game series at Wrigley Field this Saturday afternoon. Dustin May will start for the Dodgers while Hayden Wesneski will take to the mound for the Cubs. After winning 13-0 on Friday, the Cubs have taken advantage in their series against the Dodgers. However, the Los Angeles Dodger are eager to bounce back in this game as per the MLB betting lines.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs 

Date & Time: Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 2:20 PM ET

Location: Wrigley Field Chicago, IL

TV: Marquee

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs 4/22/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: -152

Spread: -1.5 (+113)

Total: 9 over (-110)


Moneyline: +120

Spread: +1.5 (-139)

Total: 9 under (-110)

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs Analysis

The Los Angeles Dodgers are scoring an average of 5.3 runs per game as a collective team, placing them sixth overall in MLB. They have earned 105 runs with an on-base percentage of 0.335, hitting 29 two-baggers collectively and 36 out-of-the-park homeruns as a team. Los Angeles currently leads with 104 RBI’s and 152 hits, and their team batting average sits at 0.233. Additionally, Los Angeles boasts a slugging percentage of 0.462 and have been called out on strikes 189 times while taking walks on 97 occasions. The Dodgers currently boast an ERA of 4.09 on the season and their pitching staff has struck out 162 batters. Additionally, 21 home runs have been allowed as well as 82 runs total. Los Angeles pitchers have allowed 47 walks against them this season and posted an FIP of 4.02 as an overall unit. Furthermore, Los Angeles have allowed 172 hits with 80 earned runs scored upon them this season. They boast a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.45, while their pitching staff boasts an overall WHIP of 1.24.  Dustin May has pitched for 167 innings so far in his career and amassed 153 strikeouts to an impressive 9-9 career win-loss mark with an FIP of 3.92 over 677 batter encounters in MLB.

Chicago Cubs have recorded 22 home runs and 95 RBIs this season, along with 30 doubles, 62 walks and 101 runs scored – amassing an on-base percentage of 0.350 and team batting average of 0.282 during their 2017-18 campaign. The Cubs boast an outstanding slugging percentage of 0.437 and have averaged 5.61 runs per game this season, scoring on 147 occasions for 178 base hits. The Cubs currently boast a team WHIP of 1.179 with FIP of 3.62 as a team this year. Their pitching staff ranks second overall in baseball for total hits relinquished with 129. Chicago pitchers have surrendered 66 runs this season with an ERA of 3.41. Their K/BB ratio stands at 9.70; 15 long balls have been allowed along with 3.68 runs per 9 innings allowed by them. Hayden Wesneski has allowed 41 base hits while striking out 44 batters over 46 innings pitched, yielding 17 earned runs with an ERA total of 17. He maintains a 1.174 WHIP and FIP of 4.0.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs Against the Spread

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers’ last 7 games. LA Dodgers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games. The LA Dodgers are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games against the Chicago Cubs. The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers’ last 7 games on the road. The LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against the Chicago Cubs.

The Chicago Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games. The Chicago Cubs are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games at home. The Chicago Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers. The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chicago Cubs’ last 12 games against an opponent in the National League West Division division. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the Chicago Cubs’ last 7 games played on a Saturday.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs Free Pick

Due to injuries, Dodgers starter Dustin May hasn’t pitched much but still boasts stellar stuff and command. Chicago Cubs starter Hayden Wesneski has yet to find his groove as an effective major league pitcher; he surrendered 8 runs during his initial two outings spanning six innings against Reds and Mariners respectively. MLB betting analysts expect the Dodgers veteran lineup to get to the rookie.

Free Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (+113)