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Wrigley Field hosts a high-profile matchup under the lights on Sunday Night Baseball. The Chicago Cubs welcome the Los Angeles Dodgers to town for a showdown between National League foes. Los Angeles is 18-7 this season after sweeping a double-header against Chicago on Saturday. The Cubs are 9-17 this season and aiming to avoid a fifth consecutive defeat. 

First pitch is at 7:08 p.m. ET in Chicago. The Dodgers are listed as -230 favorites (risk $230 to win $100) on the money line, while the over-under, or total number of runs Vegas thinks will be scored, is 7.5 in the latest Dodgers vs. Cubs odds. Before you make any Cubs vs. Dodgers picks, be sure to check out the latest MLB predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times and it is off to a sizzling start to the 2022 season. It's on a 28-13 roll on top-rated MLB money-line picks through four weeks, returning over $1,100 for $100 players. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Dodgers vs. Cubs, and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Cubs vs. Dodgers:

  • Dodgers vs. Cubs money line: Dodgers -230, Cubs +195
  • Dodgers vs. Cubs over-under: 7.5 runs
  • Dodgers vs. Cubs run line: Dodgers -1.5 (-140)
  • LAD: The Dodgers are 8-5 in road games
  • CHC: The Cubs are 4-10 In home games
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Why you should back the Dodgers

In addition to an excellent offense, the Dodgers are loaded in terms of pitching. Los Angeles has the best bullpen in the NL so far this season, leading the league with a 2.47 ERA. Dodgers relievers are striking out 9.89 batters per nine innings while allowing only 2.18 walks per nine innings, and Los Angeles leads the NL in ground ball rate (50.2 percent) from its bullpen. 

The Dodgers will also deploy an elite starting pitcher in two-time All-Star Walker Buehler. Buehler, who finished No. 4 in Cy Young voting a season ago, has a 2.12 ERA in his first five starts of 2022, generating 26 strikeouts against only seven walks. Since the start of the 2021 season, Buehler has a 2.43 ERA with more than a strikeout per inning, and the Cubs rank in the bottom tier of the NL in runs scored, OPS, hits, home runs, and stolen bases this season. In contrast, the Dodgers are in the top three of the NL in runs scored, triples, stolen bases, walks, strikeout avoidance, and on-base percentage.

Why you should back the Cubs

The Cubs have a strong pitching projection in this matchup. Chicago's bullpen is performing at a high level to begin the 2022 season, posting a 3.38 ERA across more than 114 innings. Cubs relievers are striking out 10.52 batters per nine innings, the third-best mark in the NL, and they are No. 2 in the NL with a 48.9 percent ground ball rate. 

To begin the evening, the Cubs will hand the ball to veteran right-hander Marcus Stroman, who is outstanding. Stroman has a 3.29 ERA in 38 starts since the beginning of the 2021 season, and he has 3.53 strikeouts for every walk over that sample. Stroman sports a 3.49 career ERA in home games, and he also has a 2.77 ERA in his career against the Dodgers.

How to make Cubs vs. Dodgers picks

SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting 9.5 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model's MLB picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Dodgers vs. Cubs? And which side has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out.