Chicago Cubs @ San Diego Padres

Chicago Cubs: -139

Game Total: 8.5

Game Play Predictions

Chicago Cubs

  • Jon Lester has allowed nine or more base runners in back-to-back games.

  • Lester has won his last seven decisions and his last start broke a stretch of six straight wins.

  • The Padres home park is the most pitcher friendly park in the bigs, which obviously benefits Lester here.

  • Javier Báez has homered in two of his last three games and has hit .300 over his last 10 games.

  • Kris Bryant is hitting .364 with a .494 wOBA versus left handed pitching this season.

  • The Cubs offense ranks 13th in wOBA and 15th in wRC+ versus left-handed pitching since July 1st.

  • The Cubs have four players that have hit over .300 on the road this year; Albert Almora , Ben Zobrist , Javier Báez and Jason Heyward .

  • Anthony Rizzo is leading off on Sunday. His career slash out of the leadoff spot is .313/.378/.688. His AVG and OPS are the highest they are at any other spot.

  • Willson Contreras has gone zero for his last 12 at the dish and is still hitting north of .300 over his last 10 games.

  • Addison Russell is hitting fifth in the Cubs lineup and has done well against left-handed pitching this year posting a .293 AVG and .370 wOBA.

San Diego Padres

  • Eric Lauer has allowed three earned runs or less in eight straight starts.

  • Lauer has a very good 2.96 ERA over his last 10 outings.

  • Lauer has allowed a .294 AVG at home this year which is lower than the .315 mark on the road.

  • Wil Myers has six home runs and a .946 SLG% over his last 10 games.

  • Christian Villanueva has dominated southpaws this year batting .318 with a .466 wOBA and  12 of his 18 homers.

  • Four Padres have homered off of Jon Lester ; José Pirela , Wil Myers , Eric Hosmer and Freddy Galvis .

  • San Diego ranks 17th in OPS versus left-handed pitching since July 1st.

  • If you take out last games 5-for-6, Manuel Margot has three hits over his last 23 at-bats.

  • Eric Hosmer has four hits over his last 43 at-bats. He hit his first homer over his last 10 games on Saturday.

  • Hunter Renfroe , hitting third in today’s lineup, has a .375 wOBA versus left-handed pitching this season.