San Diego vs. Chi Cubs,
08/03/2018 14:20 EDT,
Score: 4 - 5
Money Line: -191 Chi Cubs
This is a 5* play on the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs lost Game 1 of this home series versus San Diego, but I like Chicago as a favorite in Game 2 at Wrigley. The Padres had lost seven straight before last night's upset victory, and they still rank dead last in the National League in runs scored.
Jose Quintana will toe the slab for the Cubs, and he's been great at home. Quintana (9-7, 4.26 ERA) allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings in a home win over St. Louis his last time out. The Padres are batting just .235 over a combined 85 at bats versus Quintana.
The Cubs hand the ball to Tyson Ross, who has been hit hard in previous starts against Chicago. The Cubs are batting .321 against Ross in just 28 at bats. \\
Over the last three years, the split stats show that Ross is dramatically worse in day games than he is under the lights.