The Dodgers are tearing through their MLB odds competition this season and the Cubs are looking to curb a recent slide in the MLB betting odds and climb back into the top spot in the NL Central.
MLB odds makers had their doubts about the Dodgers’ chances after losing slugger Manny Ramirez for 50 MLB odds contests due to drug violations. However, those doubts have proven to be extremely unfounded as the offense has actually improved in Ramirez’s absence and the team has been torching the MLB odds.
Right now LA is the only team in the MLB betting odds that has 30 wins and it holds a cushy 8 game lead in the NL West. It’s also one of only three teams in the MLB odds to have a winning record both on the road and at home. The team’s pitching is stout, the defense is tight and its bats are loose. So far through the first two months of the MLB odds betting season there has been no team better than the Dodgers.
The Cubs on the other hand have been floundering of late in the MLB odds. The team got off to a great start, climbing to the top of the NL Central MLB betting odds standings only to see the lead vanish as the team has gone 3-7 over the past ten games. The starting rotation featuring Carlos Zambrano, Ted Lilly, Ryan Dempster and Rich Harden among others has the talent to be one of the best in the MLB odds, but after a furious start they’ve also slumped –leading to the team’s slide.
At the plate the Cubbies have plenty of fire power as well, including Alfonso Soriano and Derek Lee. But predictably they’ve also been slumping of late in the MLB odds. There’s still plenty of time left in the season and every team goes into a funk now and then. There’s no reason to panic yet, but the Cubs will have to stop the slide soon or the NL Central MLB odds division lead could get out their grasp.
Milwaukee is playing very well, and teams like the Cards and Reds are also in the mix. The Cubs can’t afford to slide under .500 in the MLB odds standings and will have to get a win against LA to avoid such a fate.
Look for the Cubs to beat the Dodgers on the road in this one.
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