NLDS – Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs (Game 2)
Thursday, 9:35 pm Eastern – TBS
SBG Global Opening Line: Cubs - 160 , Total TBA
A pivotal Game 2 takes place on Thursday night as the Chicago Cubs host the Los Angeles Dodgers in their National League Divisional Series. Chicago will be going with Carlos Zambrano while the Dodgers counter with Chad Billingsley. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Cubs at Home.
The media hype will be all about Zambrano in this game but Billingsley has been solid for Los Angeles. He led the club in wins with 16, strikeouts with 201 and was 3-0 in September. He's 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA this year against the Cubs and 1-1 against them with a 3.60 ERA overall. Zambrano is 7-2 with a 3.77 ERA at home this season but he has been up and down in recent starts. He threw a no-hitter against Houston and then got shelled by St. Louis in his next start. He is 0-0 with a 3.09 ERA in two previous National League Division Series starts.
Here are the MLB betting stats for Thursday’s game. The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. The National League Central. The Dodgers are 19-8 in their last 27 overall. The Dodgers are 6-14 in their last 20 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Dodgers are 4-1 in Billingsley’s last 5 starts. The Dodgers are 2-5 in Billingsley’s last 7 road starts.
The Cubs are 22-9 in their last 31 vs. National League West. The Cubs are 54-23 in their last 77 home games. The Cubs are 39-18 in their last 57 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Cubs are 8-3 in Zambrano’s last 11 starts.
SBG Global Current Line: Cubs - 160 , Total TBA
The Under is 5-2 in the Dodgers last 7 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 4-0-1 in Billingsley’s last 5 starts overall. The Over is 4-1-1 in Billingsley’s last 6 road starts.
The Under is 9-3-1 in the Cubs last 13 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 5-2 in the Cubs last 7 overall. The Over is 7-3 in the Cubs last 10 playoff games. The Over is 5-1 in Zambrano’s last 6 home starts. The Over is 9-2 in Zambrano’s last 11 starts overall. The Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings between the two teams.
Pick: Over 3 out of 5 units