Padres vs. Cubs Friday Prediction

San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs, 8/3/2018 Prediction & Odds

After losing Game 1 of their weekend series with the visiting Padres, the Cubs will look to rebound on Friday afternoon when the two teams go at it again at Wrigley. Will Chicago cover on the runline?

Game Snapshot & Odds

901 San Diego Padres (+175) at 902 Chicago Cubs (-200)

Friday, August 3, 2018

2:20 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field

TV: SD (FSSD); CHC (CSNC)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Cubs as a -200 favorite. As of this writing, 80% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cubs to beat the Padres on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Padres' Ross knocked for four runs by Diamondbacks

Tyson Ross surrendered four runs on six hits over five innings while taking a no-decision in Saturday's loss to the Diamondbacks. Ross struck out three while walking four in the evening outing. All four runs on his line scored in the second inning, with three of those runs touching home on RBI singles by Jeff Mathis, Patrick Corbin (the opposing starter) and Paul Goldschmidt. In 21 starts covering 118 1/3 innings this season, Ross has pitched to a 4.41 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 105/50 K/BB ratio. He'll try to improve on Saturday's ho-hum effort in a road date with the Cubs next time out.

Cubs' Quintana chased after just three innings in loss to Cardinals

Jose Quintana wasn't long for Saturday's game, giving up six runs over three innings in a loss to the Cardinals. It was a laborious first inning that did in the southpaw, as he faced 10 batters and allowed all six of his runs. A Marcell Ozuna grand slam did much of the damage. It was a 180-degree turn from his last time out, when Quintana went seven strong innings in a win over the same Cardinals club. In all, the 29-year-old is 9-7 with a 4.26 ERA and 1.42 WHIP through 20 starts. A date with the Padres on Friday should provide some comfort for Quintana and his owners.

MLB Betting Trends

San Diego

The Padres are 1-4 in Ross' last five starts.

Chicago

The Cubs are 4-1 in Quintana's last five starts.

Prediction:

Quintana is coming off a rough start in St. Louis but he has been very good for the Cubs at home this season. Chicago is 13-3 in Quintana's last 16 home outings and 7-3 in his last 10 starts coming off five days of rest. Having Fieldin Culbreth behind the dish should help Quintana and the Cubs, too. In his last 26 games behind home plate on Friday, the home team is 19-7.

 

The Pick: Chicago Cubs -1.5

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