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Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres Odds
San Diego will try to be nasty hosts on Monday when the Chicago Cubs pay a visit to PETCO Park.
Travis Wood gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cubs on this day; he's 4-7 on the season. The Padres, meanwhile, will counter with Eric Stults, who will be looking to improve on his 1-2 mark.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Cubs listed as underdogs of +-135 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 12-rated Padres and the league No. 14-ranked Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Diego has the National League's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 7.9 hits per game. The Cubs average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the National League list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Diego has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.
Chicago lost its last outing, a 7-6 result against the Dodgers on August 5. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at -180 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Dodgers, who beat them 7-6 on Sunday behind a start from Joe Blanton at Dodger Stadium.
San Diego won its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Mets on August 5. Bettors who backed the Padres at +118 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Padres enjoyed a 7-3 victory at the expense of the Mets on Sunday, with Jason Marquis throwing 6 1/3 innings of 4-hit ball at PETCO Park.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After playing NY Mets are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
A few Cubs at Padres trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Chi Cubs' last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Diego's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
San Diego is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games at home
Chi Cubs at San Diego, Tuesday, August 7