San Diego Padres (69-47) at Chicago Cubs (50-68) 8:05 EDT Sports.com Line: San Diego -110, Chicago -110 Total: N/A
The Padres continue their 10-game road trip with a stop on the North Side of Chicago to open a four-game series with the Cubs. San Diego comes in 3.5 games up in the West after taking two of three from division rival San Francisco. They’ll hope to increase that lead with Kevin Correia (9-7, 4.86 ERA) on the hill tonight, while the Cubs send Tom Gorzelanny (6-6, 3.65 ERA) to the mound. Baseball Betting Lines
It’s been a bit of an up and down ride for Correia this season, but he has been strong recently, winning four of his last five starts. In his last outing he gave up four runs on four hits while striking out seven in an 8-5 win over Pittsburgh.
Gorzelanny has done just about everything the Cubs have asked of him this year, including a stint in the bullpen in June. Since returning to the rotation the southpaw is 4-1 but is winless is his last three starts. He’s coming off a no decision vs. San Francisco that saw him give up four earned over six innings. Baseball Spreads
This FoxSheets trend gives the advantage to the Cubs:CHICAGO CUBS are 21-2 (+19.1 Units) against the money line in home games vs. a very good bullpen whose WHIP is 1.250 or better over the last 3 seasons. The average score was CHICAGO CUBS 5.8, OPPONENT 3.2 – (Rating = 4*) Betting Lines