Matchup: Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres
Pitchers: Chicago Edwin Jackson (R) vs San Diego Tim Stauffer (R)
Latest Odds: Padres -141 Total 7
The fans at PETCO Park will be treated to a game between the Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres when they take their seats on Friday.
The Cubs will trot Edwin Jackson out to the mound in this one. Right hander Jackson has a 3-3 record and a 3.97 ERA this season. Jackson is 0-4 with a 5.85 ERA in eight career starts against the Padres and posted a 10.97 ERA in two matchups with them in 2013. On the flip side he has gone 1-1 with a 1.80 era in 3 starts this May, while tossing a shutout last time out against the Brewers, allowing only 4 hits and striking out 11.
It'll be Tim Stauffer toeing the rubber for the Padres in this contest taking the place for injured starter Robbie Erlin. Right hander Stauffer is 1-0 with a 2.41 ERA so far this season. Stauffer the teams long reliever will be making his first start since May of 2012!
Oddsmakers currently have the Padres listed as 141-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game's total is sitting at 7.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Padres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +127 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Team record: 17-28
Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing San Diego
Team record: 21-27
Current Streak: lost 4 straight games.
San Diego is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego's last 9 games
San Diego is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games at home
Free MLB Pick: Chicago Cubs 8 San Diego Padres 3