The street has not been this season, and they are no doubt looking forward to this trip coming to an end Thursday afternoon.
Chicago has dropped five of seven to this trip that started in Milwaukee, and in what could be a season-defining contest Thursday, the Cubs will possess Yu Darvish (5-6, 4.12) about the mound saddled with dot in the -140s. San Diego counters using Dinelson Lamet (2-4, 3.95), with 8-81/2 showing up to the scoreboard target.
The clubs split a set of’over’ winners in the two games, Chicago on a decision walking away in the 10th inning on Tuesday, posting a 10-2 triumph. Kris Bryant every and jason Heyward slugged two homers from the additional inning loss, but Manuel Margot’s sacks-drunk walk ultimately decided things from the Padres’ favor.
Those results made it 5-straight matchups between both at San Diego that went’over’ the marks, and that streak came to an end Wednesday when rookie Chris Paddack plus a pair of Padres relievers based to a 4-0 blanking as -110 chalk at Bookmaker.
Darvish held Brewers and that the Mets to just 1 run over 13 innings in the past two, also is currently earning his third consecutive road start to the Cubs. It’s his first start at San Diego since September 2017 when Darvish had been using the Dodgers, and he’s held Eric Hosmer to two singles in 14.
San Diego has dropped Lamet’s past 3 starts, the 27-year-old pitching to a 3.96 ERA in that 17-inning span when hitting 19. That is his very first look since beating them in Petco Park in his second big-league start back in 2017.
Ramon De Jesus finishes one turn through Fieldin Culbreth’s team behind the plate for the show finale, also brings an 11-14-1 O/U/P record into the game after half his last eight plate appearances fell short of the totals. This week A rover who is filling in for Paul Nauert, De Jesus gets the dish Petco for a second time this season, two of the three going’over’ Home underdogs have not fared well supporting the plate with all the Dominican, winning just three of 12.
No matter the outcome on Thursday, climate won’t be a factor with a gorgeous day temps in the mid-to-upper 70s at pitch, in San Diego. I think the sun will energize Chicago hitters enough to pay for a play around the losers.
Free MLB Pick: Cubs -11/2 (+120) at Heritage
Willie’s MLB season selections listing: 104-111-5 (-1.75 units)