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Friday Clash Between Los Angeles Dodgers And Chicago Cubs

April 19, 2011

Los Angeles DodgersThis weekend the Los Angeles Dodgers will battle against the Chicago Cubs. The series will take place in Chicago and this will be a 3 game series.

To win the 2011 World Series, MLB odds have The Dodgers at 40-1 and the Cubs at 45-1.

As they are both barely under the .500 mark on the year these teams are both struggling this season. Even though they are below .500 while playing on the road, both teams are .500 at home. In the series this should give the Cubs a slight advantage.

The Dodgers have actually been one of the worst teams in their division in terms of ERA while they are known for having a solid pitching staff. Compared to the 52 runs they have scored so far they have allowed 78 runs on the season. If they hope to take this series they will need their bats to pick up and their pitching to be more effective.

Although the Cubs have at least had more success on offense than the Dodgers, they are suffering from some of the same issues that the Dodgers are. For this series the Cubs will send Coleman, Dumpster and Zambian to the mound. Although Dumpster and Zambian are veterans and have had should stabilize as the season progresses, none of these pitchers have been especially good this season.

On the mound the Dodgers will have Billingsley, Lilly and Kuroda. Although Billingsley has been up and down this season, he is seen by many to be an ace caliber pitcher. If the Dodgers hope to compete for the playoffs this season they need him to step up.

Best MLB Betting Lines for NLCS and ALCS

October 8, 2008

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies open the National League Championship Series Thursday in Philadelphia (8:15 pm ET, FOX).

Moneyline bettors will get the best odds on the favored Phillies at Bet Jamaica, which has them at -131, compared to odds up to -140 at other sportsbooks. Those wanting to wager on the underdog Dodgers will find the best price (+125) at BetUS.

The Phillies are 1½-Runline favorites andhas the best juice at +160. The total is 7½ across the board with every book offering -110 juice.

The Dodgers are scheduled to start righthander Derek Lowe while the Phillies will counter with lefty Cole Hamels.

Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in the past five meetings both overall and at home.

On Friday, the Boston Red Sox face AL East division rival Tampa Bay Rays in the first game of the ALCS (8:35 pm ET, TBS).

Lines have been moving wildly, with some sportsbooks opening with the Red Sox favored and others picking the Rays.

BetUS has the best moneyline odds for the Rays at -108.  has the best price for the Red Sox at +100.

WIth Runline odds,   has the Rays as 1½-run favorites with +190 juice.  All books have the total at 8, with Sportsbooks offering the lowest juice at -105.

Boston will start righthander Daisuke Matsuzaka and Tampa will counter with righthander James Shields.