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San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs - 7/14/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Cubs (53-38) at San Diego Padres (40-57)
Date & Time Saturday July 14, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)
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The Line: San Diego Padres +149 / Chicago Cubs -159 --- Over/Under: 8
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MLB | Chicago Cubs (53-38) at San Diego Padres (40-57)
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The Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres meet Saturday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Chicago Cubs look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Cubs have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Chicago Cubs have won 20 of their last 28 games when scoring more than one run. Javier Baez leads the Cubs with 97 hits and 66 RBI while Albert Almora Jr. and Willson Contreras have combined for 168 hits and 62 RBI. Kyle Hendricks gets the ball, and he is 5-8 with a 3.93 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. Hendricks is 3-1 with a 2.50 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres could use a win here after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Padres have allowed 12 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The San Diego Padres have lost 19 of their last 25 games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Eric Hosmer leads the padres with 89 hits and 39 RBI while Jose Pirela and Freddy Galvis have combined for 167 hits and 57 RBI. Luis Perdomo gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 7.09 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Perdomo is 0-0 with a 1.80 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.

The Cubs are 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games, 1-5 in Hendricks' last 6 road starts and 2-6 in Hendricks' last 8 starts. The Padres are 8-3 in their last 11 Saturday games, 0-4 in Perdomos last 4 home starts and 0-4 in Perdomos last 4 starts. The under is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings in San Diego and 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.

This is another meeting between the Cubs and Padres that I'm just not feeling in terms of the starting pitchers. Hendricks has a 4.81 ERA with an allowed batting average of .284 on the road this season, and the Cubs have lost seven of the last 10 games in which he's pitched. Perdomo is batting practice for teams, as he's allowing a .351 batting average in 26.2 innings and was tagged for 10 hits and six runs in seven innings against the Dodgers in his last start. We hit on the over last night between these clubs, and I'm expecting another high scoring game with two pitchers who have been shaky at best. 

Over 8

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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