Cubs vs. Padres Prediction
The Chicago Cubs begin a West Coast trip tonight as favorites to win at the San Diego Padres. Can Chicago snap a three-game losing skid with a victory?
Monday, September 9, 2019
Petco Park at 10:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Cubs are a -140 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Padres are a +130 underdog, while the total sits at 8.5 runs. As of Monday afternoon, 64 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Chicago. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Cubs fall again to Brewers
Chicago lost by a score of 8-5 Sunday afternoon in a series finale at Milwaukee to drop to 76-66 overall and 29-42 on the road. Jason Heyward led the Cubs offensively as he finished 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and two RBIs. Jon Lester helped his own cause as he was 1-for-2 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. David Bote went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Ben Zobrist ended the game 1-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Jon Lester suffered the loss as he gave up eight earned runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts and three walks across 5 1/3 innings. Kyle Hendricks will start tonight for Chicago as he enters with a 9-9 record, 3.39 ERA and 1.10 WHIP plus 132 strikeouts over 154 innings pitched.
Padres edge Rockies in finale
San Diego earned a 2-1 home win in 10 innings Sunday afternoon over Colorado to move to 66-76 overall and 33-38 at home. Wil Myers led the Padres offensively as he was 3-for-5 with a double and the game-winning RBI single in the 10th. Luis Urias finished 1-for-3 with an RBI. Eric Hosmer was 1-for-4 plus a walk. Craig Stammen notched the win in relief as he struck out two in a perfect inning of work. Cal Quantrill gets the start tonight as he comes in with a 6-6 record, 4.57 ERA and 1.22 WHIP plus 75 strikeouts over 90 2/3 ininngs.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cubs are 4-0 in their last four games versus the NL West. Chicago is 5-2 in the last seven Hendricks starts.
The Padres are 2-5 in their last seven games versus the NL Central. San Diego is 6-13 in its last 19 series openers.
Quantrill has seemingly hit a speed bump in his rookie season as he was torched by a pair of good offenses in the Dodgers and D-backs in his last two outings. I can't trust him here against a talented Cubs offense, although it is one now without the services of the injured Javier Baez. With Hendricks pitching well lately and the Padres not having a dynamic offense, I think Chicago stops its skid here. Go with the favorites.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CHICAGO CUBS -140