MLB Matchups  >>  LA Dodgers Dodgers vs. Chi Cubs Cubs Preview 08/03/2013

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will be trying to extend a winning streak on Saturday when they take on the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

The Dodgers will give the ball to starter Chris Capuano in this one. Lefthander Capuano is 3-6 this season with a 4.73 ERA.

It'll be Jeff Samardzija toeing the rubber for the Cubs in this contest. Righthander Samardzija is 6-9 with a 3.75 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Dodgers listed as 118-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game's total is sitting at 8½.
Los Angeles was a 6-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They won as -126 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Los Angeles has won 2 straight games.
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Los Angeles: 59-49 SU
Chicago: 49-60 SU
LOS ANGELES MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

CHICAGO MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games at home
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games

NEXT UP:
Chi Cubs home to LA Dodgers, Sunday, August 4