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2023 MLB Handicapping – Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres
(24-31) Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres (26-30)
Date: Friday, June 2nd
Time: 9:40 ET
Venue: PETCO Park San Diego, CA
Projected Starting Pitchers: Jameson Taillon vs. Michael Wacha
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs +141 | Padres -165 (Bet Now!)
Today’s MLB Run Line Betting Odds: Cubs +1.5 | Padres -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
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The Cubs are heading into their 56th game of the season, Chicago is 5th in the NL Central on a record of 24-31. On the road, the team is 9-15 while going 15-16 at home.
Chicago’s record against the runline currently stands at 30-25 on an average run differential of 0.1. Their over/under is currently 29-25 with an average of 8.9 combined runs per contest.
On offense, the Cubs come into the game with a batting average of .251 and an OBP of .737 placing them 12th and 12th, respectively. Currently, Chicago is 9th in home runs and 14th in RBI’s.
In terms of slugging percentage, the Cubs are at .406 (13th) and 14th in isolated power.
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San Diego Padres
The Padres are heading into their 57th game of the season, San Diego is 4th in the NL West on a record of 26-30. On the road, the team is 14-15 while going 12-15 at home.
San Diego’s record against the runline currently stands at 27-29 on an average run differential of 0.1. Their over/under is currently 19-35 with an average of 8.2 combined runs per contest.
So far on offense, the Cubs are averaging 4.5 runs per game (16th). Currently, their combined batting average is 14th in the MLB at .251 to go along with an OPS of .737, placing them 12th.
In terms of strikeouts, they are 21st having struck out a total of 21st times and have generated 218 walks.
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Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres Starting Pitcher Matchup
The Cubs will turn to Jameson Taillon as their starter for today’s game. Through eight appearances, he has an ERA of 8.04 and record of 0-3. So far, his batting average allowed is .313 to go along with an OBP allowed of .365.
Taillon’s current strikeout to walk ratio stands at 32/11. In terms of home runs, he has given up five, and has a SLG allowed of .507.
The Padres will turn to Michael Wacha as their starter for today’s game. Through 10 appearances, he has an ERA of 3.45 and record of 5-1. So far, his batting average allowed is .228 to go along with an OBP allowed of .281.
Wacha’s current strikeout to walk ratio stands at 49/14. In terms of home runs, he has given up five, and has a SLG allowed of .386.
Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres MLB Baseball Betting Trends
- The Cubs head into the game having gone 2-8 straight-up in their last ten games on the road.
- The Cubs they are 3-7 vs. the runline in their previous ten games on the road.
- Conversely, the Padres are 5-5 over their last ten home games (straight-up).
- Furthermore, the Padres have a 6-4 mark vs. the runline across their last ten home games.
- Also, the Cubs are 0-3 in their last three games as the favorite. On the other hand, they are 2-1 as the underdog (last 3).
- The Padres have a record of 2-1 across their last three games when favored. As the underdog, they are 1-2 in their last three games.
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Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres 4* Free MLB Betting Pick:
Entering today’s game as the favorite, I like the Padres to take care of business at home. Look for San Diego to carry over their recent success over the Cubs and am taking them straight-up.
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