Free MLB Pick: Cubs vs Padres Odds
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(79-45) Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres (53-72)
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park San Diego, California
Projected Pitchers: Jake Arrieta vs. Christian Friedrich
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -260 / Padres +210
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs -1.5 +145 / Padres +1.5 +155
MLB Betting Total: 8
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The Cubs keep up racking up the wins and they have, by far, the biggest division lead in baseball with a 12.5-game cushion in the NL Central.
The Padres have lost 7 of their last 10 games and they are 16.5 games out of first place in the NL West. They hope to at least stay out of the basement of the division and they are in 4th place only up 1 game on the Arizona Diamondbacks.
In the first game of this series yesterday the Cubs beat the Padres 5-1.
No shock that the Cubs have the best record in baseball since they have the best team ERA in the Majors and rank 3rd in runs scored.
Reigning Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta (15-5 2.75 ERA) goes for Chicago tonight and he was tagged up in his last outing giving up 5 earned runs and walking 7 in 5 innings, but the offense bailed him out in a 9-6 Cubs win. Chicago has won his last 3 starts.
While Arrieta is 9-2 on the road this season with a solid ERA of 3.29 ERA in 12 starts he is 1-1 with an ERA of 6.00 in his last 2 visits to San Diego.
The Cubs are 16-5 in Arrieta’s last 21 road starts facing a team with a losing record.
The Cubs are 34-26 on the road this season and they are tied for the 2nd most road wins in the Majors.
San Diego Padres
The Padres only rank 20th in the Majors in runs scored and 23rd in team ERA.
Christian Friedrich (4-9 4.69 ERA) goes for the hometown Padres tonight and in his last outing he was pretty solid giving up 2 earned runs in 6 innings, but got no run support in a 2-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. San Diego has lost his last 3 starts.
Previous to his last start Friedrich had given up 4 earned runs in each of his previous 2 starts.
The Padres are 1-5 in Friedrich’s last 6 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
The Padres are 2-7 in Friedrich’s last 9 starts.
The Padres are 30-32 at home this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 20-6 in their last 26 overall.
- Cubs are 5-2 in their last 7 road games.
- Cubs are 26-7 in their last 33 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Padres are 3-7 in their last 10 overall.
- Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Padres have an Over record of 7-2 in their last 9 home games.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction:
Arrieta had a rare poor start in his last outing, but don’t count on that tonight, as he will lead the Cubbies to the W. Take the run-line in this game, as the Cubs will win by at least 2 runs.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Chicago Run-Line and Under 8
Arrieta will throw a gem tonight and the total will go Under like it has in 7 of the last 10 games between these teams.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 6 – San Diego 1
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