free mlb pick Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres 9-28-10

September 28, 2010


padresThe San Diego Padres will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Tuesday when they take on the Chicago Cubs at PETCO Park.

Ryan Dempster will be the starting pitcher for the Cubs on this day. Righthander Dempster is 14-11 this season with a 3.87 ERA.

Dempster’s opponent in this one will be Mat Latos. The Padres righthander has a 2.91 ERA to go along with a 14-8 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Padres listed as 155-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game’s total is sitting at 6½.

Carlos Zambrano threw seven scoreless innings to earn the win, as the Cubs shut out the Padres 1-0 on Monday night.

Chicago won as +115 road underdogs, while the teams played UNDER the 6.5-run total set by oddsmakers.

Blake DeWitt was 3-for-4 with a run batted in for the Cubs, as Marlon Byrd also went 3-for-4 for Chicago.

Tim Stauffer allowed one run over seven innings to take the loss for San Diego, which had only four hits on the night.

Current streak:
San Diego has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 71-85 SU
San Diego: 87-69 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing San Diego are 2-8
After playing San Diego are 1-9
After a win are 6-4

San Diego most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs’s last 14 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi Cubs’s last 19 games
San Diego is 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing Chi Cubs
San Diego is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
San Diego is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
San Diego home to Chi Cubs, Wednesday, September 29

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