The Iceman's Free Pick
Chi Cubs vs. LA Dodgers,
05/28/2017 16:10 EDT
Money Line: -158 LA Dodgers
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The Dodgers are a big favorite at home versus the Cubs Sunday afternoon, but not as big of a favorite as we normally see when Clayton Kershaw takes the mound at home.
Kershaw (7-2, 2.01 ERA) tossed a complete game, allowing one run on three hits with 10 strikeouts at home against the Cardinals his last time out. He's 3-1 with a 1.93 ERA in five home starts, and 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA in two starts in the afternoon in 2017. The Cubs lineup is hitting a minuscule .155 over a combined 84 at bats versus Kershaw.
The Cubs hand the ball to Jon Lester, who hasn't been all that sharp on the road. Lester (3-2, 3.19 ERA) tossed a complete game, allwwing one run on four hits with 10 strikeouts in a home win over the Giants his last time out. He's 0-2 with a 5.73 ERA in four starts away from Wrigley.
The Dodgers have a history of struggling versus left-handed pitchers, but they are 6-1 in their last seven versus southpaws.