San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs 4-27-2023

San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs 4/27/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs 4/27/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Wrigley Field in Chicago will be the venue for Game 3 of the National League Inter-division three-game series between the San Diego Padres and the Chicago Cubs on Thursday afternoon.


San Diego split its first 26 games played overall, won 8 of the first 13 road outings, and placed third in the NL West with just one game behind Arizona in the first place while gaining 97 runs but wasting 114 for a -17 run difference for the season.


The Padres split the first two rounds of a series following a 5-3 road victory over the Cubs last night.


OF Fernando Tatis Jr. made two hits and landed three runs in leading San Diego to a 5-3 victory on the road.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Shortstop Xander Bogaerts led the Padres in almost all categories with a team-high batting average of .326, five home runs, 31 hits, and an on-base percentage at .414 while First Baseman Matt Carpenter chipped in a team-leading 13 RBIs for the season.


Thirty-three-year-old right-hander Seth Lugo (2-1, 2.78 ERA) will be starting for San Diego in the closing match of a series on Thursday.


Lugo was previously utilized by the NY Mets as a reliever before, he lasted six or more innings in three of four starts with a solid 1.28 WHIP.  


The San Diego Padres are 5-2 SU in their last 7 outings and the Padres are 5-1 straight up in their last 6 matches played versus the Chi Cubs.


San Diego is 8-4 SU in its last 12 road games and the Padres are 5-1 straight up in their last 6 contests on the road against the Cubs. 


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San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 4/27/2023


The Chicago Cubs are staying on their home field to close the series with a victory versus the San Diego Padres on Thursday.


The Chi Cubs are 13-10 overall, 7-8 at home play, and placed third in the NL Central with 3 games behind Pittsburgh while accumulating 130 runs and allowing 87 for a run difference of +43 for the year.


The Cubs come into this final match of a series trying to bounce back from their last loss and won the series over the Padres on Thursday.


On Wednesday, the Chi Cubs took the lead at 3-2 after five frames but failed to hold on in finishing four shutout frames while driving in 8 hits in the loss.     


Second Baseman Nico Hoerner averages .340 at the plate with 35 hits while Third Baseman Patrick Wisdom contributed a team-high 9 home runs and 18 RBIs and Left Fielder Ian Happ added an on-base percentage at .404 in leading the Cubs.


The Chicago Cubs pitching staff will counter with twenty-five-year-old right-handed starter Hayden Wesneski (1-1, 6.23 ERA) to start the series finale on Thursday.


In his recent appearance on the mound, Wesneski conceded three runs in over four innings of work in a home loss facing the LA Dodgers.     


The Chicago Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 contests. The Cubs are 2-5 SU in their last 7 home matches. The Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 outings at home versus San Diego.


The totals went UNDER in 11 of the Cubs’ last 16 games against a rival from the NL West Division. 


San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs. The MLB Pick for this contest is Chi Cubs +115. The Cubs will dominate this game and win the series with a home-field advantage on Thursday afternoon.


After finishing 26 matches played, San Diego ranked 24th in OPS and 24th in runs scored while the Chi Cubs ranked 2nd in OPS and 5th in runs scored for the season. The prediction: Chicago Cubs will win 5-3. 


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San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs 4/27/2023 Picks Predictions Previews   

MLB Starting Time: 2:20 PM ET


Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois


Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023 




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Chicago Cubs +115 


MLB Totals: 8.5


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