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Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres Betting Pick

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)

Betting Odds

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

Betting Pick:

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

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