Dodgers vs Cubs Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – April 16, 2023

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At Dodger Stadium on Sunday, the Los Angeles Dodgers (8-7) face the Chicago Cubs (7-6), with first pitch at 4:10 PM ET. The scheduled starters are Julio Urias (2-0) for the Dodgers, and Drew Smyly for the Cubs.

With the Cubs (+207) visiting, the Dodgers (-248) are a solid favorite on the moneyline. The contest has an over/under set at 8.5.

Dodgers vs. Cubs Odds

Run Line

Los Angeles Dodgers (-1.5)

Moneyline

Dodgers (-248)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -104, Under: -115)

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When, Where, at What Time is Dodgers vs. Cubs

  • Game Day: Sunday, April 16, 2023
  • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • TV Channel: MLBN
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Stadium: Dodger Stadium

Dodgers Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Daniel Hudson 15-Day Injured List Knee
Ryan Pepiot 15-Day Injured List Oblique
Álex Reyes 15-Day Injured List Shoulder
Jimmy Nelson 15-Day Injured List Elbow
Tony Gonsolin 15-Day Injured List Ankle
Gavin Lux 60-Day Injured List Knee
J.P. Feyereisen 60-Day Injured List Shoulder
Walker Buehler 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Blake Treinen 60-Day Injured List Shoulder
Will Smith Day-to-day Illness

Cubs Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Kyle Hendricks 15-Day Injured List Shoulder
Codi Heuer 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Ethan Roberts 60-Day Injured List Elbow

Last Time Out: Dodgers and Cubs

Betting Trends

Dodgers Betting Records and Team Stats

The Dodgers have entered the game as favorites 15 times this season and won eight, or 53.3%, of those games. This season, Los Angeles has won two of its three games when favored by at least -248 on the moneyline. The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 71.3% chance of a victory for the Dodgers. So far this season, Los Angeles and its opponents have hit the over in eight of their 15 games with a total. The Dodgers have an ATS record of 7-8-0 in 15 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Will Smith 15 .333 (21) .417 (32) .641 (14) 6.3% (22) 8.3% (7) 14.6% (37)
James Outman 15 .279 (70) .415 (34) .628 (16) 5.7% (32) 28.3% (158) 17.0% (20)
Freddie Freeman 15 .328 (26) .426 (25) .448 (78) 1.5% (145) 13.2% (27) 14.7% (36)
Max Muncy 15 .224 (144) .356 (82) .592 (25) 10.2% (5) 37.3% (185) 15.3% (34)
Mookie Betts 15 .232 (135) .368 (70) .429 (92) 2.9% (96) 25.0% (131) 16.2% (24)

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have been victorious in three of the six contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season. Chicago has yet to play a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +207. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cubs have a 32.6% chance of walking away with the win. Chicago and their opponents have gone over in seven of their 13 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The Cubs are 8-5-0 against the spread in their 13 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Ian Happ 13 .319 (35) .448 (12) .574 (31) 3.4% (78) 22.4% (100) 19.0% (13)
Nico Hoerner 13 .321 (33) .367 (72) .375 (130) 0.0% (154) 10.0% (13) 5.0% (158)
Cody Bellinger 13 .245 (120) .321 (113) .408 (102) 3.6% (70) 16.1% (50) 10.7% (79)
Patrick Wisdom 13 .233 (134) .313 (118) .628 (16) 10.4% (4) 31.3% (165) 8.3% (106)
Dansby Swanson 13 .333 (21) .407 (38) .375 (130) 0.0% (154) 27.8% (155) 11.1% (77)

Dodgers vs. Cubs Picks and Predictions

Our prediction for this matchup is the Dodgers to emerge victorious (-248 on the moneyline), while we project the total score will go under the total (8.5 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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