The Chicago Cubs are still the favorites to win their first World Series since 1908, but they haven’t resembled their former selves lately. The Cubbies continue their nine-game road trip against the San Diego Padres on Monday.
- The visiting team is 4-1 SU in its last five games in this matchup.
- The Cubs are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games after a loss.
- The total has gone OVER in nine of the Cubs' last 11 games on the road with Jon Lester as the starting pitcher.
Jon Lester and Edwin Jackson will get the ball for the Cubs and Padres, respectively. Lester (13-4, 2.86 ERA) is 1-1 with a 3.44 ERA in three starts against the Padres after an 8-7 victory on May 10.
Jackson (3-3, 5.36) allowed nine hits and a season-high eight runs in four innings of a 15-1 loss at Tampa Bay last Tuesday. The 32-year-old was 16-34 with a 5.37 ERA in 82 games with Chicago from 13-15, and is 3-2 with a 5.20 ERA in six outings with San Diego this year.
Stringing together wins has been a tall order for San Diego lately. In the Padres' last 12 games after a win, they're 1-11.