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LA DODGERS (58-49) AT CHICAGO CUBS (49-59) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
903: LA DODGERS
904: CHICAGO CUBS
OFF
+100
58-49
49-59
53-50-4
49-54-5
4.0 / 3.9
4.0 / 4.2
(L) C CAPUANO
(R) J SAMARDZIJA
3-6
6-9
4.73
3.75
1.35
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 DODGERSCAPUANO +123 
CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA-123 
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 games58-49-1.6228-204+2.71428-1296-65.253-50205-2031305-1286
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 -1256-1+4.827-15+9.6170-155-5.94-224-15166-143
in road games27-24+3.6108-104+12.4665-693-18.825-24105-97649-641
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 games1-0+132-25+3.4248-210-2.11-025-27218-217
when playing on Saturday10-8+2.441-29+12241-195+30.79-932-33205-210
when playing with a day off4-6-322-19-0.6144-153-39.54-618-20150-131
in day games16-12+3.970-57+11.9409-355+31.412-1463-57375-351
in games played on a grass field55-49-4.8225-204-0.51362-1231-61.450-50202-2031230-1234
against right-handed starters38-31+0.5147-139-5.31021-934-44.235-31133-136923-937
when playing against a team with a losing record28-14+7.4114-95-1.4704-537+1.522-18104-93588-591
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season11-4+5.958-33+15.4368-255+16.58-743-42287-305

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 games49-59-1.7181-252-441297-1426-262.449-54202-2121285-1323
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 +12511-16-3.540-46-0.7104-147-3114-1139-43128-110
in home games23-30-7.9100-115-15.8695-665-154.928-2396-109655-652
at home when the total is 8 to 8.54-10-6.330-36-5.6200-195-45.48-633-32192-190
in August games0-1-124-35-6.5196-262-81.21-029-27242-199
when playing on Saturday8-9+0.327-43-12.6213-226-28.69-734-34197-227
when playing with a day off2-10-7.815-33-16.3137-176-58.96-622-21154-141
in day games22-28-3.490-116-19.6702-724-132.220-2788-109679-694
in games played on a grass field49-59-1.7181-252-441240-1342-240.249-54202-2121221-1252
against left-handed starters15-17+1.953-67-6.7348-377-75.212-1848-63344-348
when playing against a team with a winning record21-38-10.685-133-20.4573-702-98.130-29104-106613-609
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season7-7+2.441-62-5.4271-362-61.26-848-51312-295
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
7/20/2013GREINKE(R)@ WASHINGTONGONZALEZ(L)3-1W1257.5 unU1112010121
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) 
8/3/2013CAPUANO(L)@ CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA(R) 
8/4/2013GREINKE(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSVILLANUEVA(R) 
8/5/2013KERSHAW(L)@ ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R) 
8/6/2013NOLASCO(R)@ ST LOUISKELLY(R) 
8/7/2013RYU(L)@ ST LOUISMILLER(R) 
8/8/2013CAPUANO(L)@ ST LOUISWESTBROOK(R) 
8/9/2013 TAMPA BAY  
8/10/2013 TAMPA BAY  

CHICAGO CUBS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
7/20/2013VILLANUEVA(R)@ COLORADONICASIO(R)3-9L14510 ovO88213100
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) 
8/3/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)LA DODGERSCAPUANO(L) 
8/4/2013VILLANUEVA(R)LA DODGERSGREINKE(R) 
8/6/2013JACKSON(R)@ PHILADELPHIAKENDRICK(R) 
8/7/2013RUSIN(L)@ PHILADELPHIAHAMELS(L) 
8/8/2013WOOD(L)@ PHILADELPHIALEE(L) 
8/9/2013 @ ST LOUIS  
8/10/2013 @ 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 Games58-49-1.553-504.00.2650.3243.90.2460.307
Road Games27-24+3.625-244.70.2760.3384.00.2450.311
vs Right-handed Starters38-31+0.535-314.30.2660.3253.80.2450.301
Past 7 Games5-2+21-52.60.2590.2962.30.1640.203
Grass Games55-49-4.850-503.80.2620.3213.80.2450.306
Day Games16-12+3.912-143.80.2480.3183.20.2180.279
LA DODGERS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.00.2650.3241073629963282910.034073137535477598759937
Road Games4.70.2760.338511830505152530.032321733872340448403615
Righty Starters4.30.2660.325692349626178590.032782034744550553435925
LA DODGERS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.791.3283111441312982711528822-18311567.4%
Road Games3.711.2431487061136184813912-1014960.9%

CHICAGO CUBS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games49-59-1.749-544.00.2410.2964.20.2450.311
Home Games23-30-7.928-234.50.2520.3124.60.2630.325
vs Left-handed Starters15-17+1.912-183.50.2310.2904.00.2450.314
Past 7 Games3-4-0.12-52.90.2040.2723.10.2320.309
Grass Games49-59-1.749-544.00.2410.2964.20.2450.311
Day Games22-28-3.420-274.10.2390.3003.80.2310.299
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.00.2410.29610836908883471200.034122927975371885718778
Home Games4.50.2520.312531773447186720.042291533792534348395136
Lefty Starters3.50.2310.29032106124592350.03108882542221026192923
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.351.4432981531442983613224414-18272255.1%
Home Games4.971.533152908416516681385-1081142.1%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
CHRIS CAPUANO recent results and season statistics
CHRIS CAPUANO - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Games4.541.3423-61569.3-40357791654---
All Starts4.731.3503-61366.75.1403575915506-7-1.55-7
Road Starts3.861.1641-2632.75.415143236213-3+0.82-4
Last 3 Starts2.600.9811-0317.35.8551621143-0+31-2
CHRIS CAPUANO - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/28/2013CINCINNATI1-0-1057.5Win,Under 6.7003004CINGRANI(L)
7/23/2013at TORONTO10-9+1059.5Win,Over 4.3557212REDMOND(R)
7/11/2013COLORADO6-1-1508.5Win,UnderW6.3006008POMERANZ(L)

JEFF SAMARDZIJA recent results and season statistics
JEFF SAMARDZIJA - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.751.2786-9221446.56660130155414610-12-0.912-9
Home Starts4.901.5152-411686.2393775828694-7-3.68-3
Last 3 Starts1.801.1501-03206.75413110182-1+1.41-2
JEFF SAMARDZIJA - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/29/2013MILWAUKEE0-5-1257Loss,Under 7003027LOHSE(R)
7/24/2013at ARIZONA7-6+1258Win,Over 5.7436055KENNEDY(R)
7/19/2013at COLORADO3-1+1409.5Win,UnderW7.3114136DE LA ROSA(L)
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 8-5 (+2.0 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
6 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.3 Units, Under=-0.4 Units)
Games this season
LA DODGERS is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

All games at CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
LA DODGERS is 4-3 (+0.7 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
5 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+2.9 Units)
Games played at CHICAGO CUBS this season.
LA DODGERS is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
8/1/2013LA DODGERS6-125  121071NOLASCO(R)W5341
 CHICAGO CUBS4+1158.5 ovOver54040RUSIN(L)L5473
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
CHRIS CAPUANO vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
CAPUANO is 9-2 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 3.20 and a WHIP of 1.090.
His team's record is 10-3 (+9.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 7-5. (+1.7 units)
CHRIS CAPUANO recent starts vs. CHICAGO CUBS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/5/2012at CHICAGO CUBS5-1-1307.5Win,UnderW7003027VOLSTAD(R)
9/10/2011CHICAGO CUBS4-5-1158.5Loss,Over 7215016WELLS(R)
4/8/2007CHICAGO CUBS9-4-1058.5Win,OverW5.3424014MILLER(R)

JEFF SAMARDZIJA vs. LA DODGERS since 1997
SAMARDZIJA is 0-1 when starting against LA DODGERS with an ERA of 8.44 and a WHIP of 1.501.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-0. (+0.0 units)
JEFF SAMARDZIJA recent starts vs. LA DODGERS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
8/3/2012at LA DODGERS1-6+1507LossL5.3558103BILLINGSLEY(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. (0-1023, 62.5 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. (191-164, +6.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 52% of the time since 1997. (1152-1062, -0.6 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. (196-161, +18.4 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 LA DODGERS games 50.7% of the time since 1997. (825-803, -90.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in LA DODGERS games 48.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (105-110, -18.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 50.9% of the time since 1997. (954-921, -106.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 54.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (153-126, +11.6 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
LA DODGERS
[SS] 08/02/2013 - Hanley Ramirez is not expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. Chicago Cubs ( Rest )
[CF] 07/24/2013 - Matt Kemp 15-day DL (7/22) ( Ankle )
[P] 07/09/2013 - Stephen Fife 15-day DL (7/7) ( 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
[RF] 08/02/2013 - Nate Schierholtz is not expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers ( Rest )
[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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