He chicago cubs (25-32) and San Diego Padres (27-31) meet Sunday for Game 3 of a 4-game series. The first launch from Petco Park is scheduled for 5:30 pm ET. Let’s analyze the BetMGM Sportsbook lines around the Puppies vs. Parents odd and make our expert MLB picks and predictions for the best bets.
Season series: Series tied 1-1
Chicago lost 6-0 as a +173 road favorite on Saturday. San Diego won thanks to a monster RF game Fernando Tatis Jr., who hit 2 HRs and had 4 RBIs. SP Yu Darvish he also had a great game for San Diego, going 9 K’s, 1 BB and 0 ER in 7 IP.
The Cubs are 3-2 in their last 5 games overall and have a 10-16 record on the road. The Padres are also 3-2 in their last 5 despite going winless during that stretch. They sit at 13-16 at home this season.
Puppies in Projected Incumbent Parents
RHP marcus stroman against LHP Ryan Times
Stroman (5-4, 2.59 ERA) is making his 13th start. He has a 0.99 WHIP, 2.9 BB/9 and 7.6 K/9 in 73 innings.
- Last outing: Win, 9 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 8 K, in a 1-0 home win Monday against the Tampa Bay Rays
- career vs. San Diego: 3-0 with a 2.19 ERA (23 2/3 IP, 6 ER), 22 H, 3 HR, 7 BB, 24 K in 4 starts
Weathers (1-3, 4.28 ERA) is making his seventh start. He has a 1.37 WHIP, 3.7 BB/9 and 5.9 K/9 in 33 2/3 innings.
- Last outing: No decision, 4 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 4 K, in a 9-4 road win Tuesday against the Miami Marlins
- career vs. Chicago: 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA (14 2/3 IP, 11 ER), 18 H, 2 HR, 6 BB, 9 K in 4 appearances (3 starts)
Puppies in Parent Fees
Provided by BetMGM Sportsbook; access the USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a complete list. The lines were last updated at 2:31 am ET.
- Money Line (ML): Cubs -110 (bet $110 to win $100) | Padres -110 (bet $110 to win $100)
- Run line (RL)/Against the spread (ATS): Puppies -1.5 (+145) | Parents +1.5 (-175)
- More/Less (O/U): 8.5 (W: -110 | U: -110)
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Cubs on Padres picks and predictions
Puppies 3, Parents 2
LEAN PUPPIES (-110).
The Cubs are 0-6 in Game 3 of their last series of 6, but the Padres’ woes outweigh the Cubs’ for this matchup. The Padres are 1-8 in Weathers’ last 9 starts against a losing team and 0-4 in his last 4 home starts against a losing team. The Cubs are also 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in San Diego.
Running line/Against the spread
The Padres should cover here, but the line just isn’t worth it, bet the money line and/or the O/U instead.
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BET MINUS 8.5 (-110).
For Chicago, the Under is 4-0 in their last 4 overall and 4-0 in their last 4 games against a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30. For San Diego, the Under are 7-1 in their last 8 against the NL Central.
The Under are also 5-0 in the last 5 meetings overall.
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