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San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs 4/19/15 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres Odds & Info

Game Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres
Date & Time Sunday April 19, 2015, 2:20 PM (EDT)
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Latest odds
CHC -115
TV Channel
FSSD

Both the Padres and the Cubs are exceeding expectations this season simply by merit of having better than .500 records and sitting closer to the top of their divisions than to the bottom. Both teams hope to continue their good play of late when they conclude the third game of their series on Sunday.

For a guy who stands 6'1 and 220 pounds, you would think that Yonder Alonso would have far better ability to hit for power in the show. The Padres' 1st baseman better at putting the ball into play than he is at crushing it for distance, however, since Alonso has never had a season with 10 HRs. Injuries have played a part in that -- he's only topped 100 games a season once in his career -- but this year may be different, with one HR on the board and a .333 batting average.
Jon Lester has some of the best heat in the game, demonstrating it with not one but two seasons with more than 200 strikeouts. His speed hasn't taken a hit this year, with 10 strikeouts already, but his 7.84 ERA suggests he needs better patience against power hitters.

Recent Betting Trends

Padres are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago.
Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Cubs are 2-5 in their last 7 Sunday games.
Padres are 1-4 in Cashners last 5 road starts.

Free MLB Pick:

San Diego Padres +105

The Padres have slight edge out of these two winless starters as the Cubs newest high priced pitcher has struggled in first two starts. Cashner does his job at holding down the young Cubs line-up as San Diego gets nice road get away day win. Final Score Prediction, San Diego Padres win at great price 5-3.

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