Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres - 5/9/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres - 5/9/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Padres (19-10) vs Chicago Cubs (9-18)

Game Info: Monday, May 9, 2022 at 9:40 pm (Petco Park)

MacKenzie Gore (2-0) (1.71) vs Kyle Hendricks (1-3) (5.64)

Betting Odds: San Diego Padres -169 / Chicago Cubs +155 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Cubs will play the San Diego Padres in Game 1 of their series at Petco Park on Monday night.

The Chicago Cubs are 9-18 this season and have lost five games in a row. Chicago is coming off of a series loss to the Dodgers, where they lost all three games and were outscored 20-3. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.35 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and a .247 opponent batting average this season. The Cubs offense has scored 103 runs with a .232 batting average and a .312 on base percentage. Seiya Suzuki is batting .244 with four home runs and 15 RBI’s for the Cubs this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Kyle Hendricks, who is 1-3 with a 5.64 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP over 30.1 innings pitched this season.

The San Diego Padres are 19-10 this season and have won three of their last four games. San Diego is coming off of a series win against the Marlins, where they won three of the four games in the series. The San Diego pitching staff has a 3.54 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, and a .216 opponent batting average. The Padres offense has scored 127 runs with a .223 batting average and a .319 on base percentage this year. Manny Machado is batting .385 with seven home runs and 21 RBI’s for the Padres this season. The projected starter for San Diego is MacKenzie Gore, who is 2-0 with a 1.71 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 21 innings pitched this season.

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Chicago is 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games and 3-13 in their last 16 games. The over is 6-2 in Chicago’s last 8 Monday games. San Diego is 8-3 in their last 11 games and 4-0 in their last 4 game 1’s of a series. The under is 9-3 in San Diego’s last 12 home games. Chicago is 6-1 in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings.

Chicago comes into this game after being absolutely dominated by the Dodgers over the weekend, while San Diego is coming off of a nice series win against the Marlins. MacKenzie Gore has been very good for the Padres this season and has not allowed more than two runs in a start this year. Kyle Hendricks has given up 10 runs over his last two starts and has now allowed four or more runs in three of his five starts this year. With this pitching matchup and how the Cubs looked over the weekend, I like the Padres to win by at least two runs.

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David’s Pick Padres -1.5

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