Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California

When: Sunday, June 16th at 7:00 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): Dodgers TV/Radio: SportsNet LA, KLAC 570 AM. Cubs TV/Radio: WGN-TV/NBC Sports Chicago, WSCR 670 AM.

Team Notes

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs have vaulted to the top of the NL Central with a record of 40-27 and should into another dogfight with the Brewers and Dodgers for the top spot in the National League.

Chicago has a strong 85.4% chance to make the postseason in 2019 and a 10.4% shot to win the World Series title.

The Cubs are 15-2 to win the National League Pennant and 11-1 to win the 2019 World Series title.

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers, looking for their 7th straight National League West crown, and after starting with 15 wins in their first 24 games, chances are looking up for a repeat.

Los Angeles has virtually secured their spot in the postseason with a >99.9% probability to and a 27.1% chance to win the World Series title.

The Dodgers are 9-5 to win the NL title and 4-1 to win the 2019 World Series.

Pitcher Notes

Chicago Cubs: Jose Quintana (4-6, 3.89 ERA)

Quintana is following up a May where he posted a 4.03 ERA, with a 4.50 ERA so far in June.

In the pitcher’s last start, Quintana surrendered three earned runs against the Rockies in 4.2 innings at Coors Field.

  • Opposing hitters are batting .289 off Quintana in his seven road starts this season.
  • Quintana has struck out 13 in 16 innings in June. For the season, he has struck out 69 in 78.2 innings.
  • The Cubs have lost Quintana’s last four starts, as the lefty has allowed 13 earned over 20.2 innings.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Hyun-Jin Ryu (9-1, 1.36 ERA)

Ryu has been nothing short of magical in his first 13 starts of the season, winning nine games and allowing just 13 earned runs in 86 innings.

In his last two starts, Ryu has allowed just one earned run in 13 innings pitched.

  • In Ryu’s last start, he threw six innings, striking out six Angels on June 10th.
  • The Dodgers starter has allowed seven home runs over his 86 innings.
  • Ryu has not allowed more than two earned runs in a game all season.

Hitter Notes

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs are 4th in baseball, scoring runs away from Wrigley Field averaging 5.72 runs per contest.

Overall, the Cubs rank 5th in baseball in runs scored per contest with 5.27.

  • 1B Anthony Rizzo is 3 for 9 against Ryu with one homer and two RBI.
  • 2B Javier Baez is 1 for 2 with one homer off the Dodgers starter.
  • 3B Kris Bryant is 0 for 3 with two strikeouts in his career off Ryu.

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers have the 2nd best home offense in the NL and MLB after Colorado, averaging 5.83 runs per contest this season.

Los Angeles is 7th overall in baseball with a 5.22 runs per contest average.

  • 1B David Freese is 4 for 13 off Quintana, making him a definite starting candidate for the game.
  • 2B Enrique Hernandez is 2 for 7 versus Quintana with one double and two RBI.
  • UTIL Chris Taylor is 4 for 9 with one RBI and three strikeouts against the lefty.

Roster Notes

Chicago Cubs

  • RP Steve Cishek is day-to-day with a bone bruise in his right knee.
  • RP Brandon Morrow is on the 60-day IL with surgery on his right elbow, he could return post-All-Star Break.
  • 1B Ben Zobrist should return from the restricted list soon after dealing with a divorce.

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • SS Corey Seager has a bad hamstring pull that will keep him out 4-6 weeks.
  • RP Tony Cingrani has had surgery on his labrum and is out for the season.
  • OF Matt Beaty has a hip flexor injury that has landed him on the 10-day IL.

Game Odds Cubs vs Dodgers

The odds for this game will be updated as soon as they are made available by the sportsbooks. If you are in New Jersey, visit 888Sport and BetStars NJ to wager on other MLB events. 

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