Cubs vs Padres Prediction MLB Picks Today 4/27

Cubs vs Padres Prediction MLB Picks Today 4/27

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Introduction:

The San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs will face off in an exciting matchup on April 27th, 2023. With both teams currently holding a win each in the series, this game will be the rubber match to determine who takes the series. In this article, we will review both teams and predict why the San Diego Padres are likely to win.

 

Pitching:

The starting pitcher for the Padres will be Seth Lugo. Lugo has had an impressive start to the season with a record of 2-1 and an ERA of 2.78. He has pitched a total of 22.2 innings, allowing only 23 hits and striking out 23 batters. On the other hand, the Cubs' starting pitcher will be Hayden Wesneski. Although Wesneski has had some good performances this season, his overall record is not as impressive as Lugo's. He has a record of 1-1 and an ERA of 6.23. In his 17.1 innings pitched, he has allowed 22 hits and struck out only 12 batters. With Lugo's excellent form, the Padres are likely to have the upper hand in this pitching matchup.

 

Hitting:

Both teams have some strong hitters in their lineup. For the Padres, Xander Bogaerts has been their star player this season. He leads the team in home runs with 5 and has a batting average of .326. Other notable hitters for the Padres include Patrick Wisdom and Matt Carpenter. The Cubs have been led by Nico Hoerner, who has a batting average of .340 and an on-base percentage of .382. Other notable hitters for the Cubs include Patrick Wisdom and Cody Bellinger. However, the Cubs have been struggling in recent games, failing to score runs and suffering from inconsistent performances. The Padres, on the other hand, have been more consistent in their hitting performances. With strong hitters like Bogaerts in their lineup, the Padres are likely to outscore the Cubs in this matchup.

 

Injuries:

Both teams have some players listed on their injury report. For the Padres, Luis Campusano and Adrian Morejon are both out with injuries. Drew Pomeranz is also listed on the injury report and is expected to miss this game. Yu Darvish and Nerwilian Cedeno are both listed as day-to-day and their availability for this game is uncertain. The Cubs' Cody Bellinger is out on paternity leave and will not be available for this game. Overall, both teams have some players who are injured or uncertain to play, but these injuries are not expected to have a significant impact on the game's outcome.

 

Prediction:

Based on our analysis, the San Diego Padres are predicted to win this game against the Chicago Cubs. The pitching matchup favors the Padres with Lugo expected to outperform Wesneski. The Padres also have a more consistent hitting lineup and have been in better form than the Cubs in recent games. Although both teams have some injuries to contend with, these injuries are not expected to have a significant impact on the game's outcome. With all things considered, the Padres are expected to win this game and take the series against the Cubs.

 

Pick: Padres ML

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