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San Diego Padres host Chicago Cubs in baseball action

Chicago CubsSan Diego Padres
Aug 8, 6:35 PM | GrassPETCO Park

Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres Odds

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PETCO Park hosts an MLB battle between the San Diego Padres and the visiting Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

The Padres will turn to Clayton Richard and his 8-11 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cubs send Jeff Samardzija (7-9) to the hill.

View Chi Cubs vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Cubs listed as underdogs of +-135 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 13-ranked Padres and the National League No. 14-rated Cubs in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Diego has the National League's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 7.9 hits per game. The Cubs average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Diego has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Chicago was a 7-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Padres. They lost as +124 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. The Cubs were saddled with a loss last time out in B Raley's start, as they lost 7-4 against San Diego on Tuesday at PETCO Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 9-1
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Cubs at Padres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 13 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against San Diego
Chi Cubs are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games
San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Diego's last 10 games
San Diego is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Cincinnati, Thursday, August 9
San Diego at Pittsburgh, Friday, August 10