Cubs vs. Dodgers odds, line: 2021 MLB picks, Sunday Night Baseball predictions for June 27 from top model

The Los Angeles Dodgers host the Chicago Cubs for the final game of a four-game series on Sunday Night Baseball. The Dodgers won 3-2 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the series. The Dodgers are expected to start left-hander Clayton Kershaw, with the Cubs countering with Adbert Alzolay. Kershaw is a three-time Cy Young Award winner and league MVP, while Alzolay is in his first season as a full-time starter. Both teams are well above .500, with the Cubs (42-34) just a game-and-a-half behind the Brewers in the NL Central and the Dodgers (46-31) trailing the Giants by four games in the West. 

First pitch is scheduled for 7:08 p.m. ET. The Dodgers are the -195 favorite on the money-line in the latest Cubs vs. Dodgers odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total runs scored is 8. Before locking in your Dodgers vs. Cubs picks, you need to see the latest MLB predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model

This model, which simulates every pitch of every game 10,000 times, had a banner 2019 season, the league’s last full schedule, returning more than $1,400 on its top-rated moneyline and run-line picks. It’s off to a sizzling start in 2021, going 100-74 on top-rated MLB picks through 12 weeks, returning over $1,200. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has locked in on Cubs vs Dodgers. You can visit SportsLine now to see its Sunday Night Baseball picks. Here are the MLB odds and trends for Dodgers vs Cubs:

  • Cubs vs. Dodgers moneyline: Chicago +175, Los Angeles -195 
  • Cubs vs. Dodgers run line: Los Angeles -1.5 
  • Cubs vs. Dodgers over-under: 8 runs 
  • CHC: Kris Bryant is hitting .298 and has hit 10 home runs on the road this season 
  • LAD: Clayton Kershaw is 98-40 with a 2.20 ERA in his career at Dodger Stadium

Featured Game | Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs

Why you should back the Dodgers 

The world champs aren’t scoring at the same clip as last year, but they rank second in the majors with 389 runs. The Cubs have scored 329, with many of those on homers, while they strike out a ton — they are fourth in the majors in homers and fifth in strikeouts. Kershaw has allowed 11 homers in 16 starts and has 111 strikeouts. Kershaw (8-7, 3.43 ERA) is 6-4 all-time against the Cubs with 90 strikeouts in 12 starts (70 IP). The Dodgers are fourth in MLB in ERA (3.29) and third in WHIP (1.12).   

The Dodgers finally broke through to win the title in 2020 after trading for Mookie Betts. The outfielder remains in the middle of the action, and corner infielders Justin Turner and Max Muncy are providing the power. Turner is batting a team-best .288 with 12 home runs while Muncy leads the team in on-base percentage (.414), is eighth in the majors in OPS (.945) and has 15 long balls. Betts has 20 doubles and 29 RBI.  

Why you should back the Cubs

Chicago is 13-6 this season against left-handed starters, and the Cubs want to head into a critical division series at Milwaukee with some momentum. They have gone deep in 21 of their last 25 games and have hit 42 total home runs in that span. Kris Bryant and Javier Baez can make pitchers pay for their mistakes. They have a combined 32 home runs and 87 RBIs, and catcher Willson Contreras has hit 13 home runs. Anthony Rizzo, who hit a 415-foot home run Saturday, is the team’s leader, and while he is struggling overall in 2021, he is still hitting .357 against left-handers.     

Alzolay (4-6, 4.19 ERA) doesn’t have a ton of experience, but he is backed by an impeccable bullpen. It is led by closer Craig Kimbrel, who has allowed a .099 batting average and struck out 52 in 30 1/3 innings (15.4 K/9 IP). He is second in the majors with 20 saves. Chicago’s relievers lead the league with a 2.70 ERA. Andrew Chafin has a league-high 17 holds, with a 1.64 ERA and 0.82 WHIP. Ryan Tepera has 15 holds, has struck out 40 batters in 37 innings and has a 0.73 WHIP.

How to make Dodgers vs. Cubs picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, as the simulation suggests the teams will combine for nine runs. It also says one side of the money-line is hitting in nearly 70 percent of simulations. You can only get that pick at SportsLine

So who wins Cubs vs. Dodgers? And which side of the money-line is hitting nearly 70 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side to jump on for Dodgers vs. Cubs, all from the advanced model that is 100-74 on its top-rated MLB picks this season.

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