The San Diego Padres and the Chicago Cubs are both currently in the middle of a losing skid, but one of them is going to snap out of their slump tonight when they kick off a four-game series at Wrigley Field. Check out our preview below of this Padres vs. Cubs 2022 MLB season matchup.
Betting Preview for the San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs MLB Regular Season Game on June 13, 2022
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago
When: Monday, June 13, 2022, 8:05 PM ET
TV Broadcast: MLBN/ESPN
Betting on the San Diego Padres (-1.5)
The Padres will look to snap a two-game losing skid when they give the ball to Yu Darvish later tonight. Darvish will be facing his former team following a sterling performance in his most recent start in which he tossed for 7.0 scoreless innings and struck out 6 hitters in a 7-0 win at home over the New York Mets on June 7. SO far this season, Darvish is 5-3 with a 3.61 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. Behind Darvish is the Padres’ offense that is struggling a bit of late, having scored just six runs in the last three games. However, the Padres are 8-1 in their last 9 road games opposite a left-handed starter, so that’s a good sign for their offense, considering that a southpaw will be starting for the Cubs tonight.
The Under is 4-1-1 in Padres’ last 6 games on a Monday.
Betting on the Chicago Cubs (+1.5)
Record: 23-36 Conference
That lefty starter for the Cubs who’ll toe the rubber in Game 1 of this series is Justin Steele, who has been pretty solid in his last two starts. He allowed 5 runs (4 earned) on 10 hits across 12.0 innings of duty on the mound in that span. He got a no-decision in his last start, a 5-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals at home, but that defeat was on the Cubs’ bullpen. While he is just 1-5 with a 4.79 ERA in 11 starts this season, those numbers are significantly skewed by a disastrous outing late last May against the Cincinnati Reds when he allowed 7 earned runs in just 2.0 innings. Outside of that outing, he has not allowed more than 3 earned runs in any of his past 10 starts, dating back to late April. On offense, the Cubs will look to ride the hot bats of Wilson Contreras and Ian Happ, who have battered .292 and 2.94, respectively, in the last 15 days.
The Cubs are 6-2 in their last 8 Monday games.
The Padres win, 4-2.
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