San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs Wednesday MLB Odds & Expert Pick

Posted by Peter Boysen on June 20, 2017 in

In the National League, the San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs will play their third and final game of a three game series. The San Diego Padres swept the Cubs in San Diego last month, but still have had a pretty woeful season. San Diego started the series with a 28-42 record, which was fourth in the National League West.

The defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs started the series at .500. The Cubs have been unable to string together a series of wins all season. Chicago started the game on Monday with a 34-34 record, which was 2.5 games back of the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central. The Chicago Cubs are -122 in the MLB odds over the San Diego Padres in this game.

San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs Wednesday MLB Odds & Expert Pick

When: Wednesday June 21, 2017; 1:20pm CT
Where: Wrigley Field; Chicago, IL
TV: MLBN (out-of-market only), WGN, FSSD
Radio: San Diego / Chicago
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MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs -122

Why Bet on San Diego Padres?

The San Diego Padres came into Monday’s game with one of the worst road records in all of the National League. The Padres have won 11 out of 35 games away from home. San Diego just finished up a three game series in Milwaukee, where they won just one. Before that, the Padres swept the Cincinnati Reds in three games.

Wil Myers is the top hitter for the Padres this season. He is hitting just .265. Hunter Renfroe is the leading homerun hitter, with 15, and he has drove in 35 runs. Yangervis Solarte leads the team with 39 runs batted in. The Padres rank 30th in team batting average, and 26th in earned run average.

The Cubs are favorites in the MLB odds on Wednesday.

Why Bet on Chicago Cubs?

Joe Maddon and his defending World Series Champions are starting to find a few reasons to be concerned in 2017. The Cubs have gone just 20-15 at home this season, after leading all of Major League Baseball in home wins last season. The Cubs came into Monday with 323 runs scored, and 311 runs allowed.

Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo continue as the top hitters for the Cubs. Bryant sat two straight games before joining the lineup on Monday. The Most Valuable Player from last season has a .264 batting average. Anthony Rizzo provides the power in the leadoff spot now, with 16 bombs and 45 runs batted in.

Expert Pick & Prediction

On the mound for the Chicago Cubs in this game is Eddie Butler. He is 3-2 in his first season with the Cubs, with a 4.41 earned run average. Butler has thrown 34.2 innings for the Cubs, and struck out 21 batters, while walking 18.

For the San Diego Padres, it’s Miguel Diaz. The 22 year old from the Dominican Republic has thrown 29.1 innings this season, and struck out 24 batters, while walking 17. He sits with a 1-1 record, and a 7.36 earned run average. Look for the Cubs to out slug the San Diego Padres in this game on Wednesday afternoon. Bet the Chicago Cubs -122.