MLB - Sat 04/08/2012 - 06:01 EDT

Dodgers vs Cubs MLB Saturday Night Handicapping Pick

As we hit the dog days of summer, the betting action in Major League Baseball is really starting to heat up. The additional Wild Card playoff position has added some extra spice to the wagering excitement.

One of the teams in the thick of the Wild Card chase is the Los Angeles Dodgers who host the Chicago Cubs at 9:10 PM ET on Saturday August 4, 2012 from Dodgers Stadium in Chavez Ravine.

Los Angeles Dodgers Battle for NL West Lead

After enjoying first place to themselves for most of the early MLB season, the LA Dodgers are now in a heated battle with San Francisco and the surging Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League West. Dodgers ace LHP Clayton Kershaw gets call tonight as he looks build off his 4-0 five hit complete game shutout over the Cardinals last Sunday.

Chicago Cubs Lovable Losers Continue to Struggle

It has been another long year for the Chicago Cubs as they find themselves trailing the Cincinnati Reds by 21 games in the National League Central. Hitting and pitching have both been a problem for the Cubbies as they rank in the lower 15 in both categories. RHP Chris Volstad (0-7) who has been called up for his second stint in the Majors this season, gets the call here.

This is a tough spot for Volstad and the Cubs. Top online sportsbooks, recommended here at are all over this contest with a variety of betting lines. We will back Kershaw and the Dodgers over the Cubs on the Money Line at the online wagering website!

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