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Matchup Reports

Thursday at 8:05 PM
LA DODGERS (57-49) AT CHICAGO CUBS (49-58) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
909: LA DODGERS
910: CHICAGO CUBS
8.5
+115
57-49
49-58
52-50-4
48-54-5
4.0 / 3.9
4.0 / 4.2
(R) R NOLASCO
(L) C RUSIN
6-9
1-0
3.72
2.94
1.24
0.98
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 DODGERSNOLASCO-112 
CHICAGO CUBSRUSIN +112 
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 games played on a grass field54-49-5.8224-204-1.51361-1231-62.449-50201-2031229-1234
in night games41-37-6.4157-147-10.11003-919-83.940-36141-146908-919
against left-handed starters19-18-380-65+7406-362-2217-1971-67381-349
after getting shut out4-2+1.315-19-792-90-7.75-117-1682-93
after a loss26-22-0.6101-105-14.1673-622-21.825-2196-102613-624
when playing against a team with a losing record27-14+6.4113-95-2.4703-537+0.521-18103-93587-591
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season10-4+4.957-33+14.4367-255+15.57-742-42286-305
in all games57-49-2.6227-204+1.71427-1296-66.252-50204-2031304-1286
when the total is 8 to 8.511-8+2.739-35+4.9474-444-54.46-1234-35445-439
as a road favorite of -125 to -1504-5-319-16-2.6124-106-204-519-15108-108
in road games26-24+2.6107-104+11.4664-693-19.824-24104-97648-641
on the road when the total is 8 to 8.57-7+0.228-28+3.6216-232-23.75-927-27211-223
in August games0-0031-25+2.4247-210-3.10-024-27217-217
when playing on Thursday5-4+0.920-16+3.3174-140+153-517-17142-151

CHICAGO CUBS team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
when playing on Thursday7-6+1.819-22+0.1145-161-36.82-920-19151-138
in games played on a grass field49-58-0.7181-251-431240-1341-239.248-54201-2121220-1252
in night games27-30+2.791-135-23.4592-699-131.428-27113-103602-627
against right-handed starters34-41-2.6128-184-36.3949-1048-186.236-36153-149940-975
after a win18-30-1169-111-33.3607-689-181.920-2377-90607-632
when playing against a team with a winning record21-37-9.685-132-19.4573-701-97.129-29103-106612-609
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season7-6+3.441-61-4.4271-361-60.25-847-51311-295
in all games49-58-0.7181-251-431297-1425-261.448-54201-2121284-1323
when the total is 8 to 8.58-18-9.755-92-30.4428-474-85.615-1176-70452-426
as a home underdog of +125 to +1504-4+1.217-26-3.757-63+13.13-416-2555-59
in home games23-29-6.9100-114-14.8695-664-153.927-2395-109654-652
at home when the total is 8 to 8.54-9-5.330-35-4.6200-194-44.47-632-32191-190
in August games0-0024-34-5.5196-261-80.20-028-27241-199
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
7/19/2013NOLASCO(R)@ WASHINGTONSTRASBURG(R)3-2W1457.5 ovU850960
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) 
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) 
8/8/2013 @ ST LOUIS  

CHICAGO CUBS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
7/19/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)@ COLORADODE LA ROSA(L)3-1W1409.5 ovU890540
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) 
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) 
8/8/2013 @ PHILADELPHIA  
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 Games57-49-2.552-504.00.2650.3233.90.2470.308
Road Games26-24+2.624-244.70.2750.3384.00.2470.312
vs Left-handed Starters19-18-317-193.40.2610.3204.10.2510.321
Past 7 Games5-2+2.11-52.90.2660.3042.10.1620.211
Grass Games54-49-5.849-503.80.2620.3203.80.2460.307
Night Games41-37-6.440-364.00.2710.3254.10.2570.318
LA DODGERS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.00.2650.3231063593951277900.034013107485476898749837
Road Games4.70.2750.338501794493147520.032261703822339748393515
Lefty Starters3.40.2610.32037124432599310.02123107274926345313912
LA DODGERS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.811.3363071431302972611328222-18301566.7%
Road Games3.751.2571446960135174613312-1013959.1%

CHICAGO CUBS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games49-58-0.748-544.00.2410.2974.20.2440.311
Home Games23-29-6.927-234.50.2540.3134.60.2610.324
vs Right-handed Starters34-41-2.636-364.20.2460.3004.30.2430.309
Past 7 Games4-3+2.41-62.70.2120.2812.60.2060.287
Grass Games49-58-0.748-544.00.2410.2974.20.2440.311
Night Games27-30+2.728-273.90.2440.2954.50.2550.320
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.00.2410.29710736588833431160.034082897855371484718778
Home Games4.50.2540.313521741442182680.042251503672533947395136
Righty Starters4.20.2460.300752597638251810.033002015313150458525855
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.351.4462941511422933513224314-18272156.3%
Home Games4.991.541148888216015681375-1081044.4%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
RICKY NOLASCO recent results and season statistics
RICKY NOLASCO - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.721.2416-922135.36.2585613412341069-13-1.810-11
Road Starts3.031.1573-31274.36.2262568618576-6+26-6
Last 3 Starts3.941.6870-13165.3771819112-1+1.21-2
RICKY NOLASCO - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/24/2013at TORONTO8-3+1059.5Win,Over 5.7222045ROGERS(R)
7/19/2013at WASHINGTON3-2+1457.5Win,Under 5.3228022STRASBURG(R)
7/14/2013COLORADO1-3-1307.5Loss,UnderL5338134CHACIN(R)

CHRIS RUSIN recent results and season statistics
CHRIS RUSIN - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts2.940.9781-0315.35.155112492-1+31-2
Home Starts0.000.0000-00010000000-000-0
Last 3 Starts2.940.9781-0315.35.155112492-1+31-2
CHRIS RUSIN - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/27/2013at SAN FRANCISCO1-0+2207Win,Under 7003023BUMGARNER(L)
7/22/2013at ARIZONA4-2+1759Win,UnderW5222024SKAGGS(L)
7/2/2013at OAKLAND7-8+1958Loss,Over 3.3336202GRIFFIN(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 7-5 (+1.0 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
6 of 11 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.6 Units)
Games this season
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

All games at CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO CUBS is 3-3 (+0.2 Units) against LA DODGERS over the last 3 seasons
4 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.9 Units)
Games played at CHICAGO CUBS this season.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

Pitcher Versus Team Past History
RICKY NOLASCO vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
NOLASCO is 4-2 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 3.10 and a WHIP of 1.166.
His team's record is 5-3 (+1.8 units) in these starts. The OVER is 5-3. (+2.0 units)
RICKY NOLASCO recent starts vs. CHICAGO CUBS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/28/2013CHICAGO CUBS6-4+1057Win,OverW7334022VILLANUEVA(R)
4/19/2012CHICAGO CUBS5-3-1507Win,OverW5.3338034SAMARDZIJA(R)
7/15/2011at CHICAGO CUBS1-2-1057.5Loss,UnderL7207017DEMPSTER(R)

CHRIS RUSIN vs. LA DODGERS since 1997
No recent starts.
CHRIS RUSIN recent starts vs. LA DODGERS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
No recent games found.
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 Nobody in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in LA DODGERS games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1022, 63.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in LA DODGERS games 54% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (191-163, +7.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 52.1% of the time since 1997. (1153-1061, +1.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 55.2% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (197-160, +20.4 units)
No Edge.
 
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 50.6% of the time since 1997. (824-803, -91.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in LA DODGERS games 48.6% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (104-110, -19.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 50.9% of the time since 1997. (953-921, -107.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 54.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (152-126, +10.6 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
LA DODGERS
[P] 04/21/2013 - Chad Billingsley 60-day DL (4/16), out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 06/29/2013 - Josh Beckett 15-day DL (5/14); out for season ( Groin )
[CF] 07/24/2013 - Matt Kemp 15-day DL (7/22) ( Ankle )
[P] 03/31/2013 - Scott Elbert 60-day DL (3/22); out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 04/16/2013 - Shawn Tolleson 15-day DL (4/13) ( Back )
[P] 07/09/2013 - Stephen Fife 15-day DL (7/7) ( Shoulder )
CHICAGO CUBS
[P] 04/02/2013 - Arodys Vizcaino 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[CF] 07/19/2013 - Brian Bogusevic 15-day DL (7/15) ( Hamstring )
[P] 05/28/2013 - Kyuji Fujikawa 60-day DL (5/27), out for season ( Arm )
[P] 06/08/2013 - Rafael Dolis 15-day DL (5/27) ( Forearm )
[CF] 06/30/2013 - Ryan Sweeney 60-day DL (6/30) ( Ribs )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Scott Baker 60-day DL (3/22) ( Elbow )
[P] 06/12/2013 - Zach Putnam 60-day DL (6/12) ( Elbow )
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