San Diego favored by -130 against Chicago on Friday
Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at PETCO Park on Friday as host San Diego battles the Chicago Cubs in baseball odds action.
The Padres will turn to Edinson Volquez and his 9-10 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cubs send Edwin Jackson (7-13) to the hill.
The Cubs were listed as +-130 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 15-rated Padres and the league No. 12-ranked Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Diego's No. 11-rated National League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Cubs defense that ranks No. 10 in the National League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Padres have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, more than Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).
Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. San Diego, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the National League at home, scoring 3.6 runs per game.
In their last action, Chicago was a 5-4 loser at home against the Nationals. Bettors on Washington at -164 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Cubs got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Washington on Thursday; it was a 5-4 final at Wrigley Field in MLB wagering action.
The Padres were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got San Diego at +118 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Padres grabbed a win last time out, defeating Gerrit Cole and the Pirates 2-1 on Wednesday at PETCO Park.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 4-6
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few Cubs at Padres trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing San Diego
Chi Cubs are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing San Diego
San Diego is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
San Diego is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
San Diego is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
Chi Cubs at San Diego, Saturday, August 24