Clayton Richard, Jeff Samardzija take mound in Cubs vs Padres tilt
San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs Odds
Chicago will try to be nasty hosts on Monday when the San Diego Padres pay a visit to Wrigley Field.
It's a pitching duel between Jeff Samardzija for the Cubs (1-4 on the year) and Clayton Richard for San Diego (0-2 so far).
This game matches up the No. 8 (Cubs) and the No. 14 (Padres) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Padres rank No. 9 in the National League at 8.1 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 13 ranking in that category.
Defensively, San Diego features the National League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the National League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.
The Padres were a 6-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got San Diego at +117 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. San Diego got the job done in their last match in a 6-4 victory over San Francisco on Sunday at PETCO Park behind starter Jason Marquis.
In their last action, Chicago was a 6-4 loser on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on Miami at +101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Marlins, who beat them 6-4 on Sunday behind a start from Ricky Nolasco at Marlins Park.
San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing San Diego are 4-6
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Padres at Cubs trends to consider:
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Diego's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games
San Diego is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games at home
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
San Diego at Chi Cubs, Tuesday, April 30