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San Diego PadresChicago Cubs
May 2, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs Odds

10-17TEAM RECORD11-16

The Chicago Cubs host San Diego on Thursday, looking to build on their 11-16 mark against the 10-17 Padres in MLB betting action at Wrigley Field.

For the Cubs, Travis Wood gets the ball, charged with keeping the Padres hitters off the base paths. He'll face Eric Stults, 2-2 on the year.

View San Diego vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Cubs in this matchup found them as -131 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cubs at No. 8 in the National League and the Padres at No. 14 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's National League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 3.6 runs per game, against a Padres offense rated No. 10 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Cubs have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Padres hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, San Diego owns the National League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 5 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

In their last action, San Diego was a 6-2 loser on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Chicago at +110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Padres were saddled with a loss last time out in Andrew Cashner's start, as they lost 6-2 against Chicago on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Arizona are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

A few Padres at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games on the road
San Diego is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
San Diego is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
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
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games

Next up:
San Diego home to Arizona, Friday, May 3
Chi Cubs home to Cincinnati, Friday, May 3