The San Diego Padres (40-24) will try to sweep the Chicago Cubs (23-39) when these teams collide on Thursday afternoon. San Diego’s offense has been on fire through the first two games of the series, scoring 31 runs combined thus far. On Wednesday, the Padres defeated the Cubs 19-5. Matt Swarmer (1-1, 4.24 ERA) is on the hill for Chicago. Joe Musgrove (7-0, 1.50 ERA) is starting for San Diego.
The first pitch is set for 2:20 p.m. ET. San Diego is the -170 moneyline favorite (risk $170 to win $100) in the latest Padres vs. Cubs odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Chicago is a +150 underdog. The over-under for total runs scored is 10.5. Before making any Cubs vs. Padres picks, you need to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Cubs vs. Padres, and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Now, here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Padres vs. Cubs:
- Cubs vs. Padres moneyline: San Diego -170, Chicago +150
- Cubs vs. Padres run-line: San Diego -1.5 (-115)
- Cubs vs. Padres over-under: 10.5 runs
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- SD: Padres are 6-0 in their last six vs. National League Central
- CHC: Over is 5-1 in Cubs’ last six vs. National League West
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Why you should back the Padres
Third baseman Manny Machado is one of the league’s best all-around players. Machado has power to all parts of the field with superb bat speed and control. He owns a phenomenal throwing arm from the corner and delivers rockets. The five-time All-Star is seventh in the majors in batting average (.322), tied for 10th in RBIs (42) along with 11 home runs. In his last contest, he went 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBIs and three runs scored.
Left fielder Jurickson Profar is a great athlete who flashes fantastic instincts. Profar has good plate discipline and awareness with some nice pop in his swing. The 29-year-old also owns solid speed in the outfield which allows him to recover quickly. Profar is batting .253 with seven home runs and 34 RBIs.
Why you should back the Cubs
First baseman Frank Schwindel has a nice, compact swing with home-run power. Schwindel is patient at the plate and won’t go chasing pitches out of the strike zone. He currently leads the team in RBIs (32) with eight homers. On June 14, he went 2-for-4 with two singles and one RBI.
Catcher Willson Contreras is a smooth offensive producer for Chicago. Contreras is a reliable hitter with solid pitch recognition. The two-time All-Star can smack the ball all over the yard and constantly produce runs. Contreras leads the team in home runs (12) and on-base percentage (.398) while batting .277. On June 14, he went 3-for-4 with two homers and three RBIs.
How to make Padres vs. Cubs picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 9.7 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the MLB model’s picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Cubs vs. Padres? And which side has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side you need to jump on Thursday, all from the model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out.