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

by Ryan

The Los Angeles Dodgers will be looking for some consistency when they host the final game of a four-game series with the Chicago Cubs on Sunday Night Baseball. Coming off a three-game sweep at the hands of the Padres, the Dodgers were no-hit in the series opener, scored two late runs to win the second game and then needed a walk-off Cody Bellinger homer to win 3-2 on Saturday night. Los Angeles (46-31) is in second place in the NL West, four games behind the Giants while the Cubs (42-34) are just 1.5 games behind the Brewers in the Central. Three-time Cy Young winning lefty Clayton Kershaw is expected to start for the Dodgers, and the Cubs will counter with right-hander Adbert Alzolay

First pitch is scheduled for 7:08 p.m. ET. The Dodgers are the -203 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 +183, Los Angeles -203
  • 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

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Why you should back the Dodgers 

Los Angeles has the clear edge in the starting pitching matchup, and the reigning World Series champs remain the deepest team in baseball. Infielders Justin Turner and Max Muncy have been tearing it up, combining for 27 home runs and 75 RBIs. Turner leads the team in batting average at .288, while Muncy has a team-high .414 on-base percentage and is eighth in MLB in OPS at .945. Mookie Betts (20 doubles) remains the spark plug, and the versatile Chris Taylor (54 runs scored) is one of four Dodgers with at least 30 RBIs.     

Kershaw could cause a ton of trouble for the Cubs, who struck out 16 times Saturday night. They also score most of their runs on homers. Kershaw (8-7, 3.43 ERA) has 111 strikeouts and has allowed 11 homers in his 16 starts. The Dodgers are second in the majors in runs scored with 389 while the Cubs have 329, five below the league average. The Dodgers bullpen also is formidable, with Kenley Jansen posting 18 saves and Victor Gonzalez and Blake Treinen combining for five wins. 

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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