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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres

The San Diego Padres will be trying to extend a winning streak on Saturday when they take on the Chicago Cubs at PETCO Park.

Jeff Samardzija will be the starting pitcher for the Cubs on this day. Righthander Samardzija is 7-11 this season with a 4.12 ERA.

It'll be Eric Stults toeing the rubber for the Padres in this contest. Lefthander Stults is 8-10 with a 3.70 ERA so far this season.

The Cubs were an 8-6 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Padres. That made winners of bettors who got San Diego at -127 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Chicago has lost 4 straight games.
San Diego has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 54-74 SU
San Diego: 58-70 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing San Diego are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

San Diego most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Diego
San Diego is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
San Diego is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
San Diego is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games

Next up:
San Diego home to Chi Cubs, Sunday, August 25