Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres Prediction 4/8/2024

The Chicago Cubs (6-3) travel to face off against the San Diego Padres (5-7) on Monday, April 8th. This game will be played at PETCO Park in San Diego and televised on MLBN. The Cubs are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Padres are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Dodgers. First pitch is set for 9:40 ET.

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The Cubs Are Coming Off A Win

Chicago got a good start from Shota Imanaga in their 8-1 win over the Dodgers. Imanaga went four innings and didn’t give up a run or hit while striking out three. At the plate, the Cubs went deep once and had a total of seven hits.

Cody Bellinger went 1/4 with a homer and three RBIs, and Michael Busch went 1/4 with three RBIs. The Cubs pulled away late, scoring three times in the 8th and another two runs in the 9th. Yency Almonte got the win out of the bullpen, and Daniel Palencia picked up the save.

Javier Assad Gets The Start For The Cubs

Javier Assad and the Cubs are on the road to take on the Padres today. Assad is coming off a win in his first start of the season, where he went 6 innings and struck out 5. He did give up 4 hits and 1 home run, but he didn’t allow any runs to cross the plate.

Cubs Offense Breakdown

Our model is high on Seiya Suzuki’s chances to have a big game offensively for the Cubs. He not only has the highest total hits projection on the team, but his home run projection is 6th best in the league today. If you are looking for a long shot to hit a home run, Christopher Morel has the 11th best odds in the league today.

The Padres’ offense struggled in their most recent game vs. the Giants, but they still had a chance to pick up the win, as they were leading 2-1 heading into the bottom of the 9th. However, the Giants scored twice in their half of the 9th to hand the Padres a 3-2 loss. Jhony Brito was handed the loss out of the bullpen for the Padres.

Matt Waldron started for the Padres, going 5 1/3 innings while not giving up a run or hit. Waldron struck out five in his start. At the plate, Jackson Merrill went 4/4 and scored the Padres only two runs. Jake Cronenworth also had a good game, going 2/4 with a double and an RBI.

San Diego is currently in 4th place in the NL West, three games behind the Dodgers. They are 5-7 overall and 4-5 in the division. At home, they are 3-5 and 2-2 on the road. In series this season, they are 1-2-1.

So far, the Padres have been the favorite in seven games, going 3-4. They are 2-3 as an underdog and 3-4 as a home favorite.

San Diego has been a solid run line bet on the road, going 4-0 so far this season. However, at home, they are just 2-6 vs. the run line. They have been a better bet as the underdog, going 4-1 vs. the run line.

Despite the Padres’ recent run of unders, the over/under line for their game against the Cubs is set at 7.5 runs. The Padres have gone 3-2 in games with this line, and their games have averaged 10 runs per game this season. The over/under line for Padres games this season has averaged 8 runs per game, and their O/U record is 5-6 overall.

Yu Darvish Gets The Start For The Padres

Yu Darvish is getting the start for the Padres at home against the Cubs. He is still looking for his first win of the season, as he took a loss in his first outing against the Cardinals. Darvish has been racking up the strikeouts so far, as he has 16 K’s through 15 innings of work.

Padres Offense Breakdown

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Our player prop model is high on the Padres’ offense today, with Manny Machado having the 3rd highest total hits projection on the team and the best odds to hit a home run. In fact, Machado’s home run projection is 11th best in the league today. Xander Bogaerts is our top projected hitter in terms of total hits, with the 16th best projection in the league. Fernando Tatis Jr. has the 2nd best odds to hit a home run for the Padres and his odds are 13th best in the league. If you’re looking for a long shot, Luis Campusano has the 2nd best odds to hit a home run on the team and 13th best in the league today.


Cubs vs Padres Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Cubs vs. Padres matchup is that the Padres will pick up a 6-5 win at home. If you’re looking to place a bet on the money line, the Padres at -137 is the way to go.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Yu Darvish is projected to finish with seven strikeouts, which is good for fourth among all starters today. As for the Cubs’ starter, Javier Assad, he is projected to finish with just five K’s, which is fifth worst.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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