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Matchup Reports

Wednesday at 3:10 PM
CHICAGO CUBS (56-76) AT LA DODGERS (77-55) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
951: CHICAGO CUBS
952: LA DODGERS
7.5
-208
56-76
77-55
59-68-5
61-65-6
3.9 / 4.3
4.0 / 3.6
(R) E JACKSON
(R) R NOLASCO
7-13
10-9
5.00
3.42
1.43
1.20
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Fair   Temperature: 96.0 °
Humidity: 13   Wind: Calm
 
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
CHICAGO CUBSJACKSON +143
LA DODGERSNOLASCO-143 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
CHICAGO CUBS team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games56-76-7.4188-269-49.71304-1443-268.159-68212-2261295-1337
as a road underdog of +175 to +2006-3+8.212-21+1.434-62+0.93-614-1946-47
in road games31-35+9.286-143-25.3605-767-106.627-36112-108636-674
in August games7-18-6.731-52-12.2203-279-86.911-1439-41252-213
when playing on Wednesday9-9+2.429-39-7.1211-212-29.48-1029-39186-221
in day games23-38-12.591-126-28.7703-734-141.323-3591-117682-702
in games played on a grass field56-76-7.4188-269-49.71247-1359-245.959-68212-2261231-1266
against right-handed starters38-57-12.4132-200-46.1953-1064-19647-45164-158951-984
after a win19-36-15.370-117-37.6608-695-186.224-2681-93611-635
when playing against a team with a winning record25-48-13.289-143-23577-712-100.734-39108-116617-619
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season11-17-0.245-72-8275-372-63.810-1852-61316-305

LA DODGERS team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games77-55+9.9247-210+14.21447-1302-53.761-65213-2181313-1301
as a home favorite of -200 to -2252-1-0.212-4+3.257-25+4.52-18-738-42
in home games39-28-1.9128-103-6.4770-606-44.233-31105-111660-650
in August games20-6+12.551-31+14.9267-216+9.49-1533-42226-232
when playing on Wednesday11-10-3.430-41-17.2209-212-46.413-735-33196-208
in day games22-14+7.776-59+15.7415-357+35.213-2064-63376-357
in games played on a grass field74-55+6.7244-210+111381-1237-49.958-65210-2181238-1249
against right-handed starters54-34+13.8163-142+81037-937-30.942-41140-146930-947
after a loss30-24+1.6105-107-11.9677-624-19.631-21102-102619-624
when playing against a team with a losing record40-17+14.3126-98+5.5716-540+8.426-27108-102592-600
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season23-7+12.870-36+22.3380-258+23.412-1647-51291-314
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
CHICAGO CUBS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
8/14/2013RUSIN(L)CINCINNATIARROYO(R)0-5L+1308 unU221740
8/16/2013ARRIETA(R)ST LOUISWESTBROOK(R)7-0W+1158.5 unU960251
8/17/2013WOOD(L)ST LOUISKELLY(R)0-4L+1158 evU570550
8/18/2013JACKSON(R)ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R)1-6L+1657.5 evU671880
8/19/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)WASHINGTONZIMMERMANN(R)11-1W+1359 unO910640
8/20/2013RUSIN(L)WASHINGTONHAREN(R)2-4L+1209 evU66114122
8/21/2013ARRIETA(R)WASHINGTONOHLENDORF(R)6-11L+1009.5 evO14901150
8/22/2013WOOD(L)WASHINGTONSTRASBURG(R)4-5L+1457.5 unO85111123
8/23/2013JACKSON(R)@ SAN DIEGOVOLQUEZ(R)6-8L1157 evO10911331
8/24/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)@ SAN DIEGOSTULTS(L)3-2W1157 unU1080771
8/25/2013RUSIN(L)@ SAN DIEGOCASHNER(R)2-3L1307 ovU813113161
8/26/2013ARRIETA(R)@ LA DODGERSGREINKE(R)2-6L2307 evO540990
8/27/2013WOOD(L)@ LA DODGERSKERSHAW(L)3-2W2506 ovU9131792
8/28/2013JACKSON(R)@ LA DODGERSNOLASCO(R) 
8/30/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)PHILADELPHIAHALLADAY(R) 
8/31/2013RUSIN(L)PHILADELPHIALEE(L) 
9/1/2013ARRIETA(R)PHILADELPHIAKENDRICK(R) 
9/2/2013WOOD(L)MIAMIALVAREZ(R) 
9/3/2013JACKSON(R)MIAMIKOEHLER(R) 
9/4/2013 MIAMI  

LA DODGERS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
8/14/2013CAPUANO(L)NY METSGEE(R)5-4W-1707 ovO129114111
8/16/2013GREINKE(R)@ PHILADELPHIALEE(L)4-0W-1107 ovU751381
8/17/2013KERSHAW(L)@ PHILADELPHIAKENDRICK(R)5-0W-2157 ovU940333
8/18/2013NOLASCO(R)@ PHILADELPHIAHAMELS(L)2-3L1057.5 unU862791
8/19/2013RYU(L)@ MIAMIFERNANDEZ(R)2-6L-1156.5 unO6901041
8/20/2013CAPUANO(L)@ MIAMITURNER(R)6-4W-1257.5 unO161201082
8/21/2013GREINKE(R)@ MIAMIEOVALDI(R)4-1W-1757 unU770653
8/22/2013KERSHAW(L)@ MIAMIALVAREZ(R)6-0W-2356 ovP8100660
8/23/2013NOLASCO(R)BOSTONLACKEY(R)2-0W-1057.5 unU310220
8/24/2013RYU(L)BOSTONLESTER(L)2-4L-1207 ovU560861
8/25/2013CAPUANO(L)BOSTONPEAVY(R)1-8L+1057.5 evO3301260
8/26/2013GREINKE(R)CHICAGO CUBSARRIETA(R)6-2W-2557 evO990540
8/27/2013KERSHAW(L)CHICAGO CUBSWOOD(L)2-3L-2956 ovU7929131
8/28/2013NOLASCO(R)CHICAGO CUBSJACKSON(R) 
8/30/2013RYU(L)SAN DIEGOSTULTS(L) 
8/31/2013CAPUANO(L)SAN DIEGOCASHNER(R) 
9/1/2013GREINKE(R)SAN DIEGOROSS(R) 
9/2/2013KERSHAW(L)@ COLORADOBETTIS(R) 
9/3/2013NOLASCO(R)@ COLORADOCHACIN(R) 
9/4/2013 @ COLORADO  
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
CHICAGO CUBS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games56-76-7.459-683.90.2380.2954.30.2460.314
Road Games31-35+9.227-363.60.2300.2864.00.2380.307
vs Right-handed Starters38-57-12.447-454.10.2390.2954.40.2470.314
Past 7 Games2-5-1.44-33.70.2360.2985.30.2640.336
Grass Games56-76-7.459-683.90.2380.2954.30.2460.314
Day Games23-38-12.523-353.70.2330.2954.00.2320.303
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2380.295132452710794041420.034863651009578981118311087
Road Games3.60.2300.286662311531186560.022221835073147546364847
Righty Starters4.10.2390.2959532937862981040.033662647163464675617761
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.241.401377.71881783614616831316-24322457.1%
Road Games3.861.365181.78178168288013511-11241364.9%

LA DODGERS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games77-55+1061-654.00.2650.3253.60.2440.302
Home Games39-28-1.933-313.40.2560.3103.60.2440.300
vs Right-handed Starters54-34+13.842-414.30.2670.3273.50.2410.294
Past 7 Games4-3-1.22-43.30.1950.2732.60.2120.264
Grass Games74-55+6.758-653.90.2620.3223.60.2430.301
Day Games22-14+7.713-203.90.2510.3242.80.2200.277
LA DODGERS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.00.2650.325132446511833451040.02508394918669561319213243
Home Games3.40.2560.310672154552157460.022191694353643765447727
Righty Starters4.30.2670.327882985797227700.023582645935364179548529
LA DODGERS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.491.2713761601463433313536225-19391670.9%
Home Games3.541.339195.78177184127818712-820676.9%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
EDWIN JACKSON recent results and season statistics
EDWIN JACKSON - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts5.001.4307-13251445.8918015711491129-16-5.612-13
Road Starts5.491.3903-714775.5534781726555-9-2.57-7
Last 3 Starts5.291.7060-13175.71310221790-3-32-1
EDWIN JACKSON - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
8/23/2013at SAN DIEGO6-8+1157Loss,Over 66510104VOLQUEZ(R)
8/18/2013ST LOUIS1-6+1657.5Loss,UnderL6316043WAINWRIGHT(R)
8/11/2013at ST LOUIS4-8+1558Loss,Over 5446032KELLY(R)

RICKY NOLASCO recent results and season statistics
RICKY NOLASCO - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.421.19510-927165.76.16863159163913013-14+1.512-14
Home Starts3.941.2355-61275.36.3343375618575-7-1.84-7
Last 3 Starts1.770.8362-0320.36.8441413132-1+10-3
RICKY NOLASCO - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
8/23/2013BOSTON2-0-1057.5Win,UnderW8002006LACKEY(R)
8/18/2013at PHILADELPHIA2-3+1057.5Loss,Under 6225115HAMELS(L)
8/12/2013NY METS4-2-1807Win,UnderW6.3227022MEJIA(R)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
LA DODGERS is 12-6 (+3.1 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
10 of 17 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.5 Units)
Games this season
LA DODGERS is 5-1 (+2.1 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
4 of 6 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.9 Units)

All games at LA DODGERS over the last 3 seasons
LA DODGERS is 5-3 (-0.6 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
5 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.9 Units)
Games played at LA DODGERS this season.
CHICAGO CUBS is 1-1 (+1.5 Units) against LA DODGERS this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.2 Units, Under=-0.1 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
8/27/2013CHICAGO CUBS3+250  900131WOOD(L)W7052
 LA DODGERS2-2956 ovUnder70192KERSHAW(L)L5.7173
8/26/2013CHICAGO CUBS2+230 Over50040ARRIETA(R)L5465
 LA DODGERS6-2557 evWin92190GREINKE(R)W8.7252
8/4/2013LA DODGERS1-115  20070FIFE(R)W5.3072
 CHICAGO CUBS0+1058 unUnder70091VILLANUEVA(R)L6123
8/3/2013LA DODGERS3+100  1000111CAPUANO(L)W6.3061
 CHICAGO CUBS0-1107.5 unUnder80071SAMARDZIJA(R)L6375
8/2/2013LA DODGERS6-125  901100RYU(L)W5.32110
 CHICAGO CUBS2+1159 ovUnder1400101WOOD(L)L3.3575
8/1/2013LA DODGERS6-125  121071NOLASCO(R)W5341
 CHICAGO CUBS4+1158.5 ovOver54040RUSIN(L)L5473
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
EDWIN JACKSON vs. LA DODGERS since 1997
JACKSON is 3-1 when starting against LA DODGERS with an ERA of 3.62 and a WHIP of 1.361.
His team's record is 3-2 (+1.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-2. (+0.8 units)
EDWIN JACKSON recent starts vs. LA DODGERS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/22/2011LA DODGERS8-3-1208Win,OverW5.7115027KURODA(R)
7/2/2010LA DODGERS12-5+1209Win,OverW5447034KURODA(R)
6/2/2010at LA DODGERS0-1+1258.5Loss,Under 9003036MONASTERIOS(R)

RICKY NOLASCO vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
NOLASCO is 5-2 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 3.30 and a WHIP of 1.151.
His team's record is 6-3 (+2.8 units) in these starts. The OVER is 6-3. (+3.0 units)
RICKY NOLASCO recent starts vs. CHICAGO CUBS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
8/1/2013at CHICAGO CUBS6-4-1258.5Win,OverW5334316RUSIN(L)
4/28/2013CHICAGO CUBS6-4+1057Win,OverW7334022VILLANUEVA(R)
4/19/2012CHICAGO CUBS5-3-1507Win,OverW5.3338034SAMARDZIJA(R)
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring CHICAGO CUBS in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1076, -13.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 53.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (203-175, +5.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in LA DODGERS games 53.3% of the time since 1997. (1181-1036, +56.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in LA DODGERS games 53.2% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (201-177, +0.5 units)
Edge=LA DODGERS
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 50.8% of the time since 1997. (964-934, -110.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 54% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (163-139, +7.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in LA DODGERS games 50.4% of the time since 1997. (831-819, -103.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in LA DODGERS games 46.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (111-126, -30.9 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
CHICAGO CUBS
[LF] 08/10/2013 - Thomas Neal 60-day DL (8/7) ( Shoulder )
[P] 08/08/2013 - Matt Guerrier 60-day DL (8/7) ( Elbow )
[3B] 08/04/2013 - Luis Valbuena 15-day DL (8/4) ( Oblique )
[CF] 06/30/2013 - Ryan Sweeney 60-day DL (6/30) ( Ribs )
[P] 06/12/2013 - Zach Putnam 60-day DL (6/12) ( Elbow )
[P] 06/08/2013 - Rafael Dolis 15-day DL (5/27) ( Forearm )
[P] 05/28/2013 - Kyuji Fujikawa 60-day DL (5/27), out for season ( Arm )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Scott Baker 60-day DL (3/22) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Arodys Vizcaino 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
LA DODGERS
[CF] 07/24/2013 - Matt Kemp 15-day DL (7/22) ( Ankle )
[P] 06/29/2013 - Josh Beckett 15-day DL (5/14); out for season ( Groin )
[P] 04/21/2013 - Chad Billingsley 60-day DL (4/16), out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 04/16/2013 - Shawn Tolleson 15-day DL (4/13) ( Back )
[P] 03/31/2013 - Scott Elbert 60-day DL (3/22); out for season ( Elbow )
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