NLCS Game 2 Betting Odds & Aengus Moorehead Free MLB Picks: Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Sunday, October 15, 2017
by Aengus Moorehead

LA Dodgers Look to Put Chicago in an 0-2 NLCS Hole

NLCS Game 2 Betting Odds & Aengus Moorehead Free MLB Picks: Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers

Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Cubs: 0-1 (0-1 V)
Dodgers: 1-0 (1-0 H)
When: 7:30 PM ET, Sunday, October 15, 2017
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California

The Los Angeles Dodgers will attempt to stay perfect in the postseason while taking an imposing two-game lead as they resume hostilities against the defending World Series Champions Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS with the showdown set to be broadcasted Sunday night on TBS at 7:38 p.m. ET and live from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The Dodgers have now won four straight games with a 5-2 win in the opener against the Cubs and are a perfect 4-0 in the playoffs this season.

The Dodgers looked a tad rusty out of the gate in the opener as they failed to collect a single hit in the first four innings against Cubs starter Jose Quintana. Meanwhile the Cubs had stayed patient against ace Clayton Kershaw but eventually got to the 18-game winner with Albert Almora Jr. sending a Kershaw offering deep left with a man on base to give the Cubs a 2-0 lead in the top of the frame. But the team that won 104 games this year suddenly showed signs of life in the ensuing inning.

This 2017 version of the Dodgers is certainly not the one that went up in flames losing in six games against the Cubs last season. Depth, patience and power have branded the LA dwellers for months now and it showed in the 5th inning when Logan Forsythe and Austin Barnes each collected free passes against Quintana before Yasiel Puig gave LA a pulse by driving in the first Dodger run. The momentum quickly changed in LA’s favor and they maintained their opportunistic ways by rallying for the win.

LH Jon Lester (13-8, 4.33 ERA – 0-0, 1.86 ERA) will look to notch his tenth-career postseason win as he takes the mound in Game 2 of the ALCS for the Cubs while LH Rich Hill (12-8, 3.32 ERA – 0-0, 4.50 ERA) will look to put the Dodgers ahead 2-0 in the series as he takes his turn.

Despite being winless in his two appearances on the mound, Lester has been nothing short of superb in his two outings. The 33-year old has allowed a combined two runs on just three hits in 9 2/3 innings which is good for a 1.86 ERA in a start and a relief stint against the Nationals. Lester is 9-7 with an excellent 2.57 ERA in 20-career postseason starts. In all, the Tacoma native is 2-3 with a 3.89 ERA in seven-career starts against Los Angeles.

Hill didn’t factor in the decision in his lone start in the NLDS. The 37-year old yielded two runs across three hits with four strikeouts in four innings in the Dodgers’ 8-5 victory over the Diamondbacks a week ago. Hill was stellar in the month of September as he carried a 3-2 record with 3 quality starts and an impressive 1.86 ERA in five starts during the month. The Boston native will make his first-career start against the Cubs.

Mybookie Sportsbook has the Dodgers favorites at 160-moneyline with the total sitting at 7½.

MLB Runline Odds at BetOnline the Dodgers were favored by -1½ (+141)

Pitching Matchup:
Cubs: LH Jon Lester (13-8, 4.33 ERA)
Dodgers: LH Rich Hill (12-8, 3.32)

Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers NLCS Game 2 Betting Odds

Gm# Team
907 Chi Cubs - Lester
908 LA Dodgers - Hill

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Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers NLCS Game 2 Betting Odds & Trends

Chi Cubs:
Chi Cubs is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Chi Cubs is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers

LA Dodgers:
LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
LA Dodgers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
LA Dodgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chicago home to Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 17th

The result:
The Dodgers have not lost at Chavez Ravine in their last seven games and have scored almost 8 runs a game during that stretch. Hill is known for his steadiness and rarely allows the big innings and will not play into the Cubs’ hands in Game 2. Like most games in the NL playoffs, look for the starters to make early exits and for the Dodgers to dominate late with their superior bullpen. Dodgers 6, Cubs 3

Aengus Moorehead Free MLB Picks: Los Angeles Dodgers -152 & Over 7½ at Bovada

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