[8:08 PM] Cubs @ Dodgers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Chicago Cubs

@ Los Angeles Dodgers


Starting Pitchers:

Lackey (CHC): 0-0; 6.75 ERA

Urias (LAD) 1-0; 0.00ERA


Last 10 Games Played:

Chicago Cubs: 6-3-1

Los Angeles Dodgers: 5-5


Current odds:

Chicago Cubs: (-107)

Los Angeles Dodgers: (-103)


ESPN simulations have Los Angeles as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Chicago to win as (TBD) underdogs.

Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Julio Urias becomes the youngest pitcher to start a postseason game when he takes the mound against the visiting Chicago Cubs in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday. Urias, who reached the majors in late May, looks to help the Dodgers take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Lackey makes his 25th postseason appearance (22nd start) and is 8-5 with a 3.22 ERA, but lasted only four innings – allowing three runs and seven hits – in a no-decision against San Francisco in the NL Division Series. The 37-year-old first pitched in the postseason in 2002 with the Angels and later pitched in the World Series for Boston in 2013.

Urias went 5-2 with a 3.39 ERA in 18 appearances (15 starts) in the regular season and said it is a much more stressful feeling to pitch in the postseason. Urias pitched against the Cubs twice this season – getting hammered for six runs (five earned) in five innings in his second major-league start and later giving up one run and six hits in six innings in 3-2 victory Aug. 27.

Cubs 2B-LF Ben Zobrist is 1-for-10 in the series and 4-for-26 in seven games this postseason.

Los Angeles SS Corey Seager went 3-for-4 with an RBI in Game 3 after going 1-for-17 over the previous four games.

Chicago 1B Anthony Rizzo got a broken-bat field single in the ninth inning of Game 3 to make him 1-for-11 in the series and 2-for-26 in the postseason.

StreakSmarts Pick: Chicago Cubs

Confidence: 4/10

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