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(13-20) San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs (25-6)
Doubleheader: Game 2
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Drew Pomeranz vs. John Lackey
MLB Moneyline Odds: Padres +180 / Giants -210
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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This is the 2nd game of a double-header between a couple of teams heading in different directions. Before the first game in this double-header the Padres have lost 3 straight while the Cubs have won 8 straight.
In the first game of this series the Cubs beat the Padres 8-7.
The Cubs have the best record in the Majors and they already have a comfortable lead in the NL Central.
The Padres are in the basement of the NL West, but with the L.A. Dodgers the only team in the NL West over .500 San Diego is still only a few games out of first place.
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It is not hard to see why the Padres are a few games under .500, as they only rank 23rd in the Majors in runs scored and 17th in team ERA.
Drew Pomeranz (3-3 2.12 ERA) goes for the Padres tonight and in his last outing he he was solid not giving up any earned runs in 5 innings in a 2-0 win over the New York Mets. The Padres had lost his previous 2 starts.
In Pomeranz’s 3 losses on the season the Padres have only totaled 4 runs. He has only given up 8 earned runs in 6 starts this season.
The Padres have the 2nd fewest road wins in the NL and prior to the first game in this double-header they are only 5-9 away from sunny San Diego.
The Cubs have been great at the plate and on the mound so far this season, as they rank 1st in both runs scored and team ERA. They have the biggest division lead in the Majors.
John Lackey (4-1 4.02 ERA) goes for the Cubs tonight and in his last outing he gave up 2 earned runs in 7 innings in an 8-6 win over the Washington Nationals. Chicago had lost his previous 2 starts.
The Cubs have won 4 of Lackey’s 6 starts this season.
After getting shelled for 6 earned runs in only 5 innings of work he has given up only 2 earned runs in each of his last 2 starts.
Cubs’ 1B Anthony Rizzo ranks tied for 4th in the NL in HR and 3rd in RBI.
The Cubs have the fewest home losses in the Majors.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Padres are 2-8 in their last 10 road games.
- Padres are 1-5 in their last 6 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Padres have an Under record of 9-3 in their last 12 road games.
- Cubs are 38-14 in their last 52 home games.
- Cubs are 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Cubs are 4-0 in their last 4 second games of a double-header.
Free San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
Lackey has been pretty good in his last couple of starts and the Cubs are red-hot, but I think Pomeranz will cool the Chicago bats down and the Padres will take the 2nd game of this double-header.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER the Number
While a couple of the head-to-head betting trend point to the total going Over I think this game will be a pitcher’s duel and the total will go Under.
MLB Free Score Prediction: San Diego 4 – Chicago 2
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