Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 16 (6/16): MLB

Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 16 (6/16): MLB

Credit: photo by Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

 

Oddsa

Time 2:20 p.m. EST
Cubs money line +165
Cubs run line +1.5 (+105)
Padres  money line -200
Padres run line -1.5 (-125)
Over / under 10.5

 

Key stats

  Chicago Cubs San Diego Padres 
Record 23-39 40-24
Home / road record 11-23 23-11
Last 10 record 1-9 7-3
Streak L9 W3
Over / under record 31-28-3 29-33-2
Runs / game 4.29 4.39
Runs allowed / game 5.00 3.61

 

Preview

The Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres will play the 4th game of the series at the Wrigley Field on Thursday. The Padres outscored the Cubs again 19-5 on Wednesday and are 4-2 against them so far this season.

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs get here with a 25-39 record and have lost their last 9 games. The team is averaging 4.3 runs per game with a .236 at bat while allowing 5 runs. Patrick Wisdom is leading the team with 12 home runs and 31 RBI while Contreras has the better batting average with .275.

Keegan Thompson leads the pitching staff with a 3.67 ERA, 39 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded for the Cubs.

Probable Pitcher:

Matt Swarmer (1-1, 4.24 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs in the 4th game of the series. Swarmer took the loss in Saturday's game against the Yankees, tossing five innings and allowing six runs on seven hits with no walks while striking out six batters.

San Diego Padres

The Padres get here with a 40-24 record and have won 7 of their last 9 games. The team is averaging 4.4 runs per game with a .233 at bat while allowing 3.61 runs. Manny Machado is leading the team with 10 home runs and 38 RBI and a batting average of .327.

Joe Musgrove leads the pitching staff with a 1.50 ERA, 72 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded for the Padres.

Probable Pitcher:

Joe Musgrove (7-0 1.50 ERA) will be on the mound for the Padres in the 4th game of the series. Musgrove earned the win over the Rockies on Friday, allowing only four hits and two walks while striking out eight batters in six shutout innings. He has a record of 3-3 with an ERA of 1.97 and 48 strikeouts in 8 appearances against the Cubs in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

San Diego are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Chi Cubs.

San Diego are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games against San Diego.

Chi Cubs are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games at home.

Prediction

The Cubs continue to struggle as they have now lost 9 games in row are 11-23 at home this season. The Padres are on fire offensively as they have score 31 runs in the last 2 games and will try to sweep the Cubs by sending Joe Musgrove to seal it. He has allowed only 1 run in his last 27 innings pitched. Expect another dominant performance from Musgrove and the Padres to sweep the Cubs.

PICK: Padres -1.5 (-125)

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