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Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres Prediction and Betting Odds

Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres Prediction and Betting Odds. The 22-17 Chicago Cubs are set to take on the 20-21 San Diego Padres at Petco Park, San Diego, California tonight May 21, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 9:10 PM

Wagering Odds

Moneylines: Cubs -115 / Padres -105
O/U: 7 runs

Pitching Match Up
Chicago: Kyle Hendricks (0-1, 5.15 ERA)
San Diego: Odrisamer Despaigne (2-2, 6.75 ERA)

In their last games: In Game 2 of this 3 game series yesterday the Cubs beat the Padres 3-2.

The Cubs go into San Diego in the 3rd game of a 3 game series. The 0-1 Kyle Hendricks goes for the Cubs and the 2-2 Odrisamer Despaigne goes for the Padres. The Cubs open at -115 as a road favorite with a line sitting at 7 runs. The Cubs have won 7 of their last 10 games and they are in 2nd place in the NL Central 4.5 games back of the St. Louis Cardinals. They snapped their 2-game losing streak in their last game and they rank in the middle of the pack in terms of runs scored (15th) and team ERA (14th). The Padres have lost 6 of their last 10 games and they are in 3rd place in the NL West 5 games back of the L.A. Dodgers. They have lost 4 of their last 5 and look to take this series with a home win tonight. The San Diego offense has been decent this season ranking 10th in runs scored, but their pitching has struggled only ranking 25th in team ERA.


Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder

In the last 7 games between these 2 teams the Over record is 5-1-1.

The Padres are 5-2 in their last 7 games against the Cubs.

The Padres are 9-4 in their last 13 home games against the Cubs.

This season the Padres are 11-11 at home and the Cubs are 9-9 on the road.


Chicago Cubs: 22-17 SU / O/U 17-17 / Run Line W/L 16-23
San Diego Padres: 20-21 SU / O/U 25-15 / Run Line W/L 17-24

Chicago at San Diego Key Betting Trends

• CHI is 7-2 in their last 9 overall.
• CHI is 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite.
• CHI has an Over record of 11-4-2 in their last 17 road games.
• SD is 1-4 in their last 5 overall.
• SD is 1-4 in their last 5 home games.
• SD has an Over record of 9-3 in their last 12 home games.

Key Player Injuries

[3B] 04/17/2015 – Mike Olt 60-day DL (4/15) ( Wrist )
[P] 04/17/2015 – Neil Ramirez 15-day DL (4/16) ( Shoulder )
[2B] 04/15/2015 – Tommy La Stella 15-day DL (4/9) ( Ribs )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Dallas Beeler 15-day DL (3/27) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Jacob Turner 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Tsuyoshi Wada 15-day DL (3/27) ( Groin )
[RF] 05/05/2015 – Chris Denorfia 15-day DL (5/5) ( Hamstring )

[P] 04/06/2015 – Cory Luebke 60-day DL (4/4) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Josh Johnson 15-day DL (4/4) ( Elbow )
[1B] 05/09/2015 – Yonder Alonso 15-day DL (5/8) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/06/2015 – Brandon Morrow 15-day DL (5/3) ( Shoulder )
[CF] 05/20/2015 – Wil Myers 15-day DL (5/11) ( Wrist )
[CF] 04/04/2015 – Melvin Upton Jr. 15-day DL (3/27) ( Foot )
[C] 04/04/2015 – Tim Federowicz 60-day DL (3/26) ( Knee )

Free MLB Prediction

Odrisamer Despaigne has been tagged up for 15 runs in his last 2 starts and in his last outing he only lasted 3 innings after giving up 7 earned runs in a 10-0 loss to the Washington Nationals. The Padres have lost 5 straight games when Despaigne has pitched. However, they have won 5 of their last 6 games he has started at home even though the lone loss was the 10-0 drubbing by the Nationals. Kyle Hendricks has already beaten the Padres this season and that was his first career win. In his last outing he gave up 5 earned runs in 5 innings, but the offense bailed him out in an 11-10 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Before that game the Cubs had lost 4 straight with Hendricks on the hill. He has failed to get through the 6th inning in his last 5 starts.

Both starters have struggled as of late and while the Padres have lost 4 of their last 5 games they will get the win tonight. Their bats will get to Hendricks and that will be the difference in what will likely not be a pitcher’s duel.

Take the PADRES

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