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Matchup Reports

Sunday at 2:20 PM
LA DODGERS (60-49) AT CHICAGO CUBS (49-61) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
959: LA DODGERS
960: CHICAGO CUBS
8.0
+106
60-49
49-61
53-52-4
49-56-5
4.0 / 3.8
3.9 / 4.2
(R) S FIFE
(R) C VILLANUEVA
3-3
1-6
2.76
4.62
1.27
1.28
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Mostly Cloudy   Temperature: 54.0 °
Humidity: 51   Wind: Southwest at 11.5 MPH (10 KT)
 
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
LA DODGERSFIFE-148 
CHICAGO CUBSVILLANUEVA +148 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
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 games60-49+0.4230-204+4.71430-1296-63.253-52205-2051305-1288
when the total is 8 to 8.512-8+3.740-35+5.9475-444-53.47-1235-35446-439
on the road with a money line of -100 to -1257-1+5.828-15+10.6171-155-4.94-324-16166-144
in road games29-24+5.6110-104+14.4667-693-16.825-26105-99649-643
on the road when the total is 8 to 8.58-7+1.229-28+4.6217-232-22.76-928-27212-223
in August games3-0+334-25+5.4250-210-0.11-225-29218-219
when playing on Sunday9-8+139-30+8224-212-11.26-931-31213-201
in day games18-12+5.972-57+13.9411-355+33.412-1663-59375-353
in games played on a grass field57-49-2.8227-204+1.51364-1231-59.450-52202-2051230-1236
against right-handed starters39-31+1.5148-139-4.31022-934-43.235-32133-137923-938
after shutting out their opponent6-5+0.121-17+298-79+3.24-719-1885-87
after a win32-27-1125-99+14.8751-671-43.927-30107-101688-659
after 3 or more consecutive wins10-6+1.236-31+0.5204-186-17.510-538-26202-169
when playing against a team with a losing record30-14+9.4116-95+0.6706-537+3.522-20104-95588-593
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season13-4+7.960-33+17.4370-255+18.58-943-44287-307

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 games49-61-3.8181-254-46.11297-1428-264.549-56202-2141285-1325
when the total is 8 to 8.58-19-10.755-93-31.4428-475-86.616-1177-70453-426
as a home underdog of +100 to +12511-17-4.540-47-1.7104-148-3214-1239-44128-111
in home games23-32-10100-117-17.9695-667-15728-2596-111655-654
at home when the total is 8 to 8.54-10-6.330-36-5.6200-195-45.48-633-32192-190
in August games0-3-3.124-37-8.6196-264-83.31-229-29242-201
when playing on Sunday7-10-1.627-41-9.8204-226-35.58-931-36211-207
in day games22-30-5.590-118-21.7702-726-134.320-2988-111679-696
in games played on a grass field49-61-3.8181-254-46.11240-1344-242.349-56202-2141221-1254
against right-handed starters34-42-3.6128-185-37.3949-1049-187.237-36154-149941-975
after getting shut out2-5-3.211-22-10.872-94-32.23-415-1875-87
after a loss30-30+7.1111-140-10.3688-731-75.528-32123-122675-686
after 3 or more consecutive losses8-6+4.133-45-4.1167-214-38.99-544-32198-169
when playing against a team with a winning record21-40-12.785-135-22.5573-704-100.230-31104-108613-611
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season7-9+0.341-64-7.5271-364-63.36-1048-53312-297
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.
LA DODGERS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
7/21/2013KERSHAW(L)@ WASHINGTONZIMMERMANN(R)9-2W-1157 unO15101440
7/22/2013RYU(L)@ TORONTOJOHNSON(R)14-5W1159 unO161101385
7/23/2013CAPUANO(L)@ TORONTOREDMOND(R)10-9W1059.5 evO13921590
7/24/2013NOLASCO(R)@ TORONTOROGERS(R)8-3W1059.5 unO16133582
7/25/2013GREINKE(R)CINCINNATILATOS(R)2-5L-1107 unP9801061
7/26/2013KERSHAW(L)CINCINNATIBAILEY(R)2-1W-1756.5 unU750640
7/27/2013RYU(L)CINCINNATIARROYO(R)4-1W-1207.5 unU1050220
7/28/2013CAPUANO(L)CINCINNATICINGRANI(L)1-0W-1057.5 unU550350
7/30/2013GREINKE(R)NY YANKEESPETTITTE(L)3-2W-1607 unU1060530
7/31/2013KERSHAW(L)NY YANKEESKURODA(R)0-3L-1856 unU661650
8/1/2013NOLASCO(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSRUSIN(L)6-4W-1258.5 ovO1271540
8/2/2013RYU(L)@ CHICAGO CUBSWOOD(L)6-2W-1259 ovU910014101
8/3/2013CAPUANO(L)@ CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA(R)3-0W1007.5 unU10111871
8/4/2013FIFE(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSVILLANUEVA(R) 
8/5/2013GREINKE(R)@ ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R) 
8/6/2013KERSHAW(L)@ ST LOUISKELLY(R) 
8/7/2013NOLASCO(R)@ ST LOUISMILLER(R) 
8/8/2013RYU(L)@ ST LOUISWESTBROOK(R) 
8/9/2013CAPUANO(L)TAMPA BAYPRICE(L) 
8/10/2013KERSHAW(L)TAMPA BAYHERNANDEZ(R) 
8/11/2013 TAMPA BAY  

CHICAGO CUBS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
7/21/2013JACKSON(R)@ COLORADOCHATWOOD(R)3-4L15010.5 evU10121531
7/22/2013RUSIN(L)@ ARIZONASKAGGS(L)4-2W1759 unU1170670
7/23/2013WOOD(L)@ ARIZONACORBIN(L)4-10L1657.5 unO7901472
7/24/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)@ ARIZONAKENNEDY(R)7-6W1258 ovO117112162
7/25/2013VILLANUEVA(R)@ ARIZONAMILEY(L)1-3L1558.5 evU670770
7/26/2013JACKSON(R)@ SAN FRANCISCOCAIN(R)3-2W1507 unU8110552
7/27/2013RUSIN(L)@ SAN FRANCISCOBUMGARNER(L)1-0W2207 unU5705102
7/28/2013WOOD(L)@ SAN FRANCISCOLINCECUM(R)2-1W1357 unU552590
7/29/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)MILWAUKEELOHSE(R)0-5L-1257 ovU691761
7/30/2013VILLANUEVA(R)MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R)5-6L-1158 ovO121301051
7/30/2013ARRIETA(R)MILWAUKEETHORNBURG(R)2-3L-1308.5 unU791692
7/31/2013JACKSON(R)MILWAUKEEPERALTA(R)6-1W-1358 unU860982
8/1/2013RUSIN(L)LA DODGERSNOLASCO(R)4-6L+1158.5 ovO5401271
8/2/2013WOOD(L)LA DODGERSRYU(L)2-6L+1159 ovU141019100
8/3/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)LA DODGERSCAPUANO(L)0-3L-1107.5 unU87110111
8/4/2013VILLANUEVA(R)LA DODGERSFIFE(R) 
8/6/2013JACKSON(R)@ PHILADELPHIAKENDRICK(R) 
8/7/2013RUSIN(L)@ PHILADELPHIAHAMELS(L) 
8/8/2013WOOD(L)@ PHILADELPHIAMARTIN(R) 
8/9/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)@ ST LOUISLYNN(R) 
8/10/2013VILLANUEVA(R)@ ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R) 
8/11/2013 @ ST LOUIS  
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.
LA DODGERS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games60-49+0.553-524.00.2660.3253.80.2480.308
Road Games29-24+5.625-264.70.2760.3413.90.2480.312
vs Right-handed Starters39-31+1.535-324.20.2670.3263.70.2450.301
Past 7 Games6-1+4.21-63.30.2660.3271.70.1880.225
Grass Games57-49-2.850-523.80.2630.3223.80.2460.307
Day Games18-12+5.912-163.80.2500.3233.10.2250.284
LA DODGERS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.00.2660.3251093696982287910.02415325771557961007610537
Road Games4.70.2760.341531897524157530.032401854052442550414215
Righty Starters4.20.2670.326702383636180590.022812094844551655446325
LA DODGERS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.721.324317.31441313032711729222-18321568.1%
Road Games3.561.238154.37061141185014312-1015962.5%

CHICAGO CUBS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games49-61-3.849-563.90.2420.2974.20.2450.313
Home Games23-32-1028-254.40.2540.3134.60.2630.327
vs Right-handed Starters34-42-3.637-364.20.2450.2994.30.2450.310
Past 7 Games1-6-5.82-52.70.2480.3054.30.2660.343
Grass Games49-61-3.849-563.90.2420.2974.20.2450.313
Day Games22-30-5.520-293.90.2420.3013.80.2330.303
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2420.29711037609103531200.034142958125373591738979
Home Games4.40.2540.313551843469192720.042311563942536054415337
Righty Starters4.20.2450.299762629643255850.033042045433150859525855
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.261.425306.71541453033613425114-18272255.1%
Home Games4.761.494160.7918517016701455-1081142.1%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
STEPHEN FIFE recent results and season statistics
STEPHEN FIFE - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts2.761.2703-3845.75.7181446512354-4+0.23-5
Road Starts3.601.5000-24205.01282416151-3-1.82-2
Last 3 Starts2.001.0562-13186.074152482-1+11-2
STEPHEN FIFE - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/6/2013at SAN FRANCISCO2-4+1757Loss,UnderL4.3417010BUMGARNER(L)
6/30/2013PHILADELPHIA6-1-1108.5Win,UnderW7004015KENDRICK(R)
6/25/2013SAN FRANCISCO6-5-1257.5Win,OverW6.7334223KICKHAM(L)

CARLOS VILLANUEVA recent results and season statistics
CARLOS VILLANUEVA - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Games4.331.2852-72995.7-464692123172---
All Starts4.621.2821-613786.04040741126564-9-47-6
Home Starts4.311.2081-38486.0232346612313-5-1.54-4
Last 3 Starts8.221.9570-2315.35.114142149110-3-3.22-1
CARLOS VILLANUEVA - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/30/2013MILWAUKEE5-6-1158Loss,Over 6.3446226GALLARDO(R)
7/25/2013at ARIZONA1-3+1558.5Loss,UnderL5336135MILEY(L)
7/20/2013at COLORADO3-9+14510Loss,OverL4779140NICASIO(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 10-5 (+4.0 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
8 of 14 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.6 Units)
Games this season
LA DODGERS is 3-0 (+3.0 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

All games at CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
LA DODGERS is 6-3 (+2.7 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
5 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.7 Units)
Games played at CHICAGO CUBS this season.
LA DODGERS is 3-0 (+3.0 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
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
STEPHEN FIFE vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
No recent starts.
STEPHEN FIFE recent starts vs. CHICAGO CUBS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
No recent games found.

CARLOS VILLANUEVA vs. LA DODGERS since 1997
VILLANUEVA is 1-0 when starting against LA DODGERS with an ERA of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.333.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-1. (-1.1 units)
CARLOS VILLANUEVA recent starts vs. LA DODGERS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/13/2008LA DODGERS5-3-1109Win,UnderW6328002PENNY(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 LA DODGERS games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1024, 62.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in LA DODGERS games 53.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (192-165, +6.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 52% of the time since 1997. (1153-1063, -0.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 54.9% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (197-162, +18.3 units)
Edge=LA DODGERS
 
The betting public is favoring the OVER in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in LA DODGERS games 50.7% of the time since 1997. (826-804, -90.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in LA DODGERS games 48.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (106-111, -18.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 50.9% of the time since 1997. (955-922, -106.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 54.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (154-127, +11.5 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
LA DODGERS
[RF] 08/03/2013 - Yasiel Puig left last game, "?" Sunday vs. Chicago Cubs ( Wrist )
[CF] 07/24/2013 - Matt Kemp 15-day DL (7/22) ( Ankle )
[P] 07/09/2013 - Stephen Fife 15-day DL (7/7), expected to be activated & start Sunday vs. Chicago Cubs ( Shoulder )
[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 )
CHICAGO CUBS
[3B] 08/04/2013 - Luis Valbuena 15-day DL (8/4) ( Oblique )
[CF] 07/19/2013 - Brian Bogusevic 15-day DL (7/15) ( Hamstring )
[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 - Arodys Vizcaino 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Scott Baker 60-day DL (3/22) ( Elbow )
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