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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.

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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.

STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

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

CUBS
[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 )

PADRES
[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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