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Ryan Dempster faces Anthony Bass in MLB odds action

San Diego PadresChicago Cubs
May 30, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting San Diego duelling Chicago on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

For the Cubs, Ryan Dempster gets the ball, charged with keeping the Padres hitters off the base paths. He'll face Anthony Bass, 2-4 on the year.

View San Diego vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-150 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 999 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Cubs sit at No. 12 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Padres sit at a National League No. 16 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's National League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.6 runs per game, against a Padres offense rated No. 15 and scoring 3.2 runs per game in the league. The Cubs have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, more than the Padres hitters have managed (7.3 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, San Diego owns the National League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 5 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

Last time out for San Diego, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at -146 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Padres endured a 5-3 loss at the hands of the Cubs on Tuesday, with Eric Stults throwing 6 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 6-4
After playing San Diego are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Padres at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
San Diego is 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
San Diego is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
San Diego is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Chi Cubs' last 16 games at home
Chi Cubs are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing San Diego

Next up:
San Diego home to Arizona, Friday, June 1
Chi Cubs at San Francisco, Friday, June 1