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San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs Preview

Chicago CubsSan Diego Padres
Sep 28, 8:35 PM | GrassPETCO Park

Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres Odds

71-90TEAM RECORD70-91

The San Diego Padres will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Chicago Cubs invade PETCO Park on Wednesday.

It's a pitching duel between Wade LeBlanc for the Padres (4-6 on the year) and Ryan Dempster for Chicago (10-13 so far).

View Chi Cubs vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as 105 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 6.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Padres, most recently No. 13 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cubs, who rate a National League No. 10 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Diego's No. 15 ranked National League offense (3.6 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the National League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Padres have been averaging 7.9 hits per game, less than the Cubs have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

San Diego owns the National League's No. 4 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's National League No. 14-rated defense.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Padres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at -121 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Cubs grabbed a win last time out, defeating Anthony Bass and the Padres 6-2 on Tuesday at PETCO Park.

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

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

A few Cubs at Padres trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing San Diego
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Diego's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of San Diego's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs