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Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres Betting Odds Preview and Pick

The Chicago Cubs will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Padres in San Diego at PETCO Park on Tuesday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

Jason Hammel, with a record of 3-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Chicago Cubs, while the San Diego Padres trot James Shields to the mound in this one. He is 5-0 so far in 2015.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The San Diego Padres were listed as -123 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 6.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.7-3.9 victory for the Cubs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Diego Padres bring a 19-20 record to the battle against the 21-16 Cubs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Diego vs Chicago injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the San Diego Padres rated this week at No. 29 and the Chicago Cubs sitting at No. 22.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Diego has baseball's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.72 hits per game. The Chicago Cubs average 8.51 hits per game, good for No. 17 on the list.

San Diego owns the No. 26 defense, allowing 4.49 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's No. 14-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by AJ Burnett in a losing cause, 3-0, against Pittsburgh on Sunday.

The Padres endured a 10-5 loss at the hands of the Nationals on Sunday, with Ian Kennedy throwing 5 innings of 3-hit ball at PETCO Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Chi Cubs is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego
  • San Diego is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Diego's last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games at home
  • San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at San Diego, Wednesday, May 20th