Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres Betting Pick
- Updated: May 25, 2014
Time: 4:10 PM EST Sunday May 25, 2014
Location: Petco Park, San Diego, California
The San Diego Padres host the Chicago Cubs in a National League match up.
In their last games: In yesterday’s game between these 2 teams the Cubs beat the Padres.
In the win yesterday Chicago’s Travis Wood allowed 2 runs and 3 hits in 7 1/3 innings and the Cubs scored 2 runs in the 8th inning.
The Cubs have taken 2 of 3 games from the Padres in this 4-game series.
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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Padres are 7-3 in their last 10 games against the Cubs.
In the last 5 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 4 times.
Jason Hammel is 4-2 with a 5.03 ERA in 12 games, 11 starts, against the Padres, and is 3-0 with a 2.92 ERA in 4 starts in San Diego.
The Padres are 0-6 in Ian Kennedy’s last 6 home starts.
Pitching Match Up
Chicago Cubs: Jason Hammel (5-2, 2.91 ERA)
San Diego Padres: Ian Kennedy (2-6, 3.79 ERA)
Money Line: Cubs +130 / Padres -140
Run Line: San Diego -1.5 +165
Total Line: 6.5 Under -115
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Chicago Cubs 18-29 SU / O/U 21-23 / Run Line W/L 26-21
San Diego Padres: 22-28 SU / O/U 16-31 / Run Line W/L 22-28
Key Betting Trends
• CHI is -2 in their last 7 overall.
• CHI is 9-24 in their last 33 road games.
• CHI has an Under record of 6-1 in their last 7 games.
• SD is 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
• SD is 1-4 in their last 5 home games.
• SD has an Under record of 29-12-2 in their last 43 home games.
Key Player Injuries
Zach Rosscup RP D.L. May 14 shoulder Out indefinitely
Pedro Strop RP D.L. May 6 groin Late May
Ryan Sweeney OF D.L. May 3 hamstring Late May?
Justin Ruggiano OF D.L. Apr 24 hamstring Late May?
Kyuji Fujikawa RP D.L. Mar 30 elbow Mid-2014
James McDonald S D.L. Mar 30 shoulder Out indefinitely
Robbie Erlin SP D.L. May 22 elbow Mid-June?
Andrew Cashner SP D.L.May 17 elbow Out indefinitely
Casey Kelly SP D.L. Mar 29 elbow June?
Joe Wieland S D.L. Mar 29 elbow Mid-July?
Josh Johnson S D.L. Mar 29 elbow 2015
Cory Luebke S D.L. Mar 7 elbow 2015
The Cubs will try to get the series win today when they send out Jason Hammel to the mound to take on the Padres. Hammel snapped his 2014 100% quality start record two starts ago when the Cards got to him for 5 runs in 5.1 innings. He responded well in his latest allowing only 1 run in in 5 2/3 innings against the Yankees. He’ll be making his first start against the Padres since 2011. San Diego counters with Ian Kennedy who has struggled lately with only 1 quality start in his last 4 games and has yet to win a game at home going 0-5 with an ERA of 4.42. His team has won 3 of his last 5 starts versus the Cubs but he hasn’t impressed pitching a combined 27 innings and allowing 20 earned runs. Neither team hits righties well, but prefer Chicago who averages 3.51 runs versus San Diego’s 2.94.
Take Chicago Cubs + 134