[8:10 PM] Dodgers @ Cubs

Who will WIN this matchup?

Los Angeles Dodgers

@ Chicago Cubs


Starting Pitchers:

Kershaw (LAD): 2-0; 3.72 ERA

Hendricks (CHC) 0-1; 3.00 ERA


Last 10 Games Played:

Los Angeles Dodgers: 5-5

Chicago Cubs: 6-3-1


Current odds:

Los Angeles Dodgers: (-133)

Chicago Cubs: (+123)


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

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

The Los Angeles Dodgers made the decision to save ace Clayton Kershaw for Game 6 instead of asking him to throw again on short rest in Game 5, and now they need him to save their season. Kershaw will take the mound on Saturday at Wrigley Field and try to prevent the host Chicago Cubs from clinching their first trip to the World Series since 1945.

Kershaw allowed two hits in seven scoreless innings to earn the win in Game 2 at Wrigley Field after earning the save in the finale of the NLDS at Washington three days earlier. The former MVP is just 4-6 with a 4.39 ERA in his postseason career and has never won two games in the same series.

Hendricks allowed one run on three hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings while going up against Kershaw in Game 2 and ended up with the loss in a 1-0 final. The regular-season ERA champion at 2.13, Hendricks took a liner off the forearm in his NLDS start but was not bothered by any lingering pain in Game 2.

Dodgers 3B Justin Turner has reached base safely in 15 straight postseason games.

Chicago RF Jason Heyward is batting .071 in the postseason, including 1-for-16 in the NLCS.

Los Angeles committed five errors, leading to five unearned runs, in the last two games.


StreakSmarts Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick