San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, Las Vegas Sports Betting, MLB Baseball Odds, Picks and Predictions

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28-44, 4th in National League West June 21, 2:20 PM | Grass of Wrigley Field 36-34, 2nd in National League Central
San Diego at Chi. Cubs, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 2:20 PM ET, Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV: 2:20 p.m. ET, MLB Network, FSN San Diego, WGN (Chicago)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Padres RH Miguel Diaz (1-1, 7.36 ERA) vs. Cubs RH Eddie Butler (3-2, 4.41)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
San Diego Padres [M. Diaz -R] +1½ -120 +175 Ov 9 -123
Chicago Cubs [E. Butler -R] -1½ +100 -186 Un 9 +103
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The fans at Wrigley Field will be treated to a game between the San Diego Padres and the Chicago Cubs when they take their seats on Wednesday.

The Padres will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Miguel Diaz in this game. Diaz has a 1-1 record and a 7.36 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it’ll be Eddie Butler who starts for the Cubs. Right hander Butler is 3-2 with a 4.41 ERA so far this season.

Diaz still is getting stretched out after being used 21 times out of the bullpen over the first two months of the season. The 22-year-old rookie pitched two-plus scoreless innings in his first major-league start against Kansas City and gave up four runs and five hits over 3 1/3 frames at Milwaukee on Friday. Diaz hasn’t pitched in a Padres win since May 2, a span of 11 outings.

Butler hasn’t posted a quality start since his Cubs debut on May 12, but he has given his team a chance to win just about every time out. The 26-year-old matched his season high with 94 pitches in a no-decision at Pittsburgh on Friday, allowing four runs and four hits over 5 2/3 innings. Butler’s worst outing of the season came at San Diego on May 30, when he gave up six runs and seven hits over 4 1/3 innings of a loss.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 186-moneyline favorites versus the Padres, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

Despite some early-season struggles, the Chicago Cubs have a chance to sit atop the National League Central by the end of the day on Wednesday. The Cubs begin the day just one-half game behind division-leading Milwaukee as they aim for a fourth straight victory and a three-game sweep of the visiting San Diego Padres.

Some of the blame for Chicago’s disappointing start falls on an inconsistent lineup, but moving slugging first baseman Anthony Rizzo to the leadoff spot has helped spark the offense. Rizzo has reached base to open the game in all seven contests since moving to the top of the order, the longest streak by a Cubs leadoff man since Richie Ashburn in 1960. He’s the first player in the last 60 years to reach in his first plate appearance in each of his first seven games batting leadoff, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The Padres swept a three-game home series against the Cubs last month but have continued their road woes in the first two games at Wrigley Field, dropping to 11-26 away from home with losses in nine of their last 11 road contests.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Padres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at -188 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

San Diego lost its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Cubs on June 20. Bettors who backed the Cubs at -188 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

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San Diego:
Team record: 28-44 SU
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
San Diego is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
San Diego is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego’s last 6 games

Team record: 36-34 SU
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Chi Cubs is 8-16 ATS in its last 24 games
Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games

Next up:
San Diego home to Detroit Friday, June 23
Chicago at Miami Thursday, June 22


1. Rizzo is 21-for-50 with five home runs during his career-best 14-game hitting streak.

2. Padres 2B Yangervis Solarte left Tuesday’s game with a strained left oblique that will land him on the disabled list.

3. Chicago OF/2B Ian Happ hit his ninth home run Tuesday, the most by a Cubs player through his first 33 career games since Bob Speake hit 10 in 1955.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Chicago Cubs will win outright at -186 and the game will go over 9 runs according to scamdicappers

PREDICTION: Cubs 7, Padres 4 at bovada-logo-top-book.

3.58 RUNS 4.71
5.22 RUNS AGNST 4.47
-1.64 DIFF 0.24
-$985 MONEY -$1,363
4.91 TEAM ERA 4.05
7.51 OFF HITS 8.09
2.89 OFF WALKS 3.94
9.31 OFF Ks 8.51
8.75 DEF HITS 8.13
3.42 DEF WALKS 3.44
8.32 DEF Ks 9.00
Alexi Amarista SS 15-Day Disabled List
Colin Rea P 15-Day Disabled List
Jon Edwards P 15-Day Disabled List
Robbie Erlin P 15-Day Disabled List
Jon Jay OF 15-Day Disabled List
Erik Johnson P 15-Day Disabled List
Tyson Ross P 15-Day Disabled List
Cory Spangenberg 2B 15-Day Disabled List
Cesar Vargas P 15-Day Disabled List
Jemile Weeks 2B 15-Day Disabled List
Carter Capps P 60-Day Disabled List
Jabari Blash OF 15-Day Disabled List
Pedro Strop P 15-Day Disabled List
Dallas Beeler P 15-Day Disabled List
Aaron Brooks P 15-Day Disabled List
Zac Rosscup P 60-Day Disabled List
Kyle Schwarber OF 15-Day Disabled List
Christian Villanueva 3B 60-Day Disabled List
Chris Coghlan OF 15-Day Disabled List
Joe Smith P 15-Day Disabled List
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego’s last 6 games
San Diego is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
San Diego is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego’s last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games at home
Chi Cubs are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games when playing San Diego
San Diego’s Overall Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Overall Defense 3.6 15 4.5 4
San Diego’s Away Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Home Defense 3.6 14 4.4 6
San Diego’s Road ERA vs Chi Cubs’s Home ERA Allowed 5.3 12 4.4 8
Chi Cubs’s Overall Scoring vs San Diego’s Overall Defense 4.7 9 5.2 12
Chi Cubs’s Home Scoring vs San Diego’s Road Defense 4.8 7 5.4 12
Chi Cubs’s Home ERA vs San Diego’s Road ERA Allowed 4.0 6 3.4 14
Padres have allowed the third most runs in the league at 4.3 runs per game.
Padres are the third worst in base on balls allowed, allowing 3.2 per game.
Padres are third last in the league in striking out opponents with 7.2 per game.
Cubs are second lowest scoring team in the league at 3.7 runs per game.
Cubs have the second worst hits stat in the league at 8.1 per game.
Cubs give up the most free passes in the league allowing 3.3 per game.

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