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Clayton Richard, Jeff Samardzija take mound in Cubs vs Padres tilt

San Diego PadresChicago Cubs
April 29, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs Odds


Chicago will try to be nasty hosts on Monday when the San Diego Padres pay a visit to Wrigley Field.

It's a pitching duel between Jeff Samardzija for the Cubs (1-4 on the year) and Clayton Richard for San Diego (0-2 so far).

View San Diego vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Chicago sat as -147 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 999, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Cubs) and the No. 14 (Padres) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Padres rank No. 9 in the National League at 8.1 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 13 ranking in that category.

Defensively, San Diego features the National League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the National League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.

The Padres were a 6-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got San Diego at +117 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. San Diego got the job done in their last match in a 6-4 victory over San Francisco on Sunday at PETCO Park behind starter Jason Marquis.

In their last action, Chicago was a 6-4 loser on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on Miami at +101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Marlins, who beat them 6-4 on Sunday behind a start from Ricky Nolasco at Marlins Park.

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing San Diego are 4-6
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Padres at Cubs trends to consider:
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Diego's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games
San Diego is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
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
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games

Next up:
San Diego at Chi Cubs, Tuesday, April 30