Adbert Alzolay takes the mound for the Cubs tonight looking to snap a personal two-game losing streak. (AP)
Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - Betting Analysis
Venue: Dodger Stadium
Location: Los Angeles, California
TV-Time: ESPN - 7:00 p.m. ET
Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - Current Form
The defending champion Dodgers sit in second place of the National League West by 4.5 games behind the rival San Francisco Giants entering Sunday's action.
Los Angeles has compiled the second-best record in the National League at 46-31 in spite of not leading its own division, while scoring the second-most runs in baseball with 389.
The Cubs are two games behind the Milwaukee Brewers for the top spot in the National League Central at 42-35, but Chicago owns a 16-22 road record, which is tied for the worst in the NL among teams with winning records.
Chicago no-hit Los Angeles in the opener of this four-game series on Thursday, 4-0 to cash as heavy +225 underdogs, but the Cubs have dropped the last two games.
The Dodgers bounced back on Friday with a 6-2 triumph as Los Angeles snapped a 2-2 tie with four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, but the game remained 'under' the total of 9.5.
Los Angeles walked-off past Chicago on Saturday night behind former MVP Cody Bellinger, who blasted a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth for a 3-2 triumph.
Chicago: Adbert Alzolay (4-6, 4.19 ERA)
Alzolay has seen several bright spots in his first season as a mainstay in the Cubs' rotation, but has stumbled of late after losing to the Padres and Indians.
The right-hander has allowed seven earned runs in his last two trips to the mound, which came on the heels of giving up three earned runs in his previous three starts.
The last time Alzolay faced the Dodgers at Wrigley Field in early May, the Venezuelan-born pitcher limited Los Angeles to two runs in five innings as Chicago won in extra-innings, 6-5.
Los Angeles: Clayton Kershaw (8-7, 3.43 ERA)
The three-time Cy Young winner has tossed at least six innings in eight consecutive starts, but the Dodgers have lost four of Kershaw's past five outings.
Kershaw has piled up the strikeouts this season with 111, which ranks tied for 12th in MLB. However, Kershaw's worst start of the season came against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on May 4 as the southpaw lasted only one inning and gave up four earned runs in a 7-1 defeat.
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