San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs Betting Preview

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The San Diego Padres will be squaring off against the Chicago Cubs in a Sunday showdown. This NL matchup will get underway at 2:20 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to WGN to catch the game.

San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs Odds

The Cubs are 54-44 straight up (SU) and 47-50 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 1.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.3 units ATS. The Padres are 46-52 SU and have gone 42-55 against the spread. In total, the team’s lost 8.0 units for moneyline gamblers and 18.4 units ATS.

Chicago games have a 47-44-6 over/under record so far in 2019. San Diego has an over/under record of 46-44-7.

As a unit, Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 4.4 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starters have an ERA of 4.00, a WHIP of 1.27 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.6. The bullpen has a 4.15 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8.7 K/9.

The Chicago hitters have produced 5.1 runs per contest, including 5.3 per game over its last 10 games and 4.8 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .256/.318/.488 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Cubs’ hitters have been led by shortstop Javier Baez and third baseman Kris Bryant. Baez is hitting .292/.324/.555 with 24 home runs, 67 RBIs and 66 runs scored, while Bryant’s line is .297/.407/.558 with 20 homers, 47 RBIs and 76 runs.

In the visiting dugout, San Diego’s pitching staff allowed 4.9 runs per game and its starters own a 4.50 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 8.14 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.81, along with a WHIP of 1.25.

The Padres offense has slashed .244/.310/.432 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game this season, including 4.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

San Diego’s hitters have been led by first baseman Eric Hosmer and third baseman Manny Machado. Hosmer is slashing .285/.333/.438 with 13 home runs, 63 RBIs and 49 runs scored, while Machado (.270/.340/.516) is up to 25 homers, 66 RBIs and 57 runs scored.

The Padres have lost 4.0 units and are 33-46 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 40 of those games, compared to 33 that’ve hit the under against ies.

Padres at Cubs MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Cubs, ATS Winner – Padres, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in only two of Chicago’s last seven games.
  • The Padres have lost seven of their last eight games SU while the Cubs have won seven of their last eight.
  • San Diego has posted 21.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.2 over its last five.
  • The Padres have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games. The Cubs have hit 16 over their last 10.