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Chicago Cubs Start:
April 29, 2013 - 8:05 PM Capper:
Jesse Schule Offered at:
Pinnacle @ -152 Chi. Cubs Analysis:
This is a Free play on the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs (9-15) will host the Padres (9-15) on Monday night at Wrigley. Chicago has actually looked a lot better this season than they did a year ago. While they have a losing record, they have played some stiff competition early this season, and against a weaker Marlins team, they have just taken 3-of-4 in Miami.Jeff Samardzija will toe the rubber on Monday night, and he'll be looking to put an end to a four game losing streak. Samardzija (1-4, 3.30 ERA) has pitched quite well this season, and deserves better than his 1-4 record. He tossed six innings allowing one run on seven hits in a 1-0 loss to Cincy his last time out.
The Padres will send Clayton Richard to the mound at Wrigley, and the left-hander was rocked in his last start. Richard (0-2, 7.04 ERA) only went 1 2/3 innings, allowing six runs on six hits. Richard gave up 31 home runs in 33 starts last season, and that's a scary thought for the southpaw heading into Wrigley.
The Padres are coming off a three game sweep of the Giants, and they have won four in a row at home. They haven't been nearly as successful on the road though, with a record of 4-8 this year.
This is a favorable matchup for the Cubs, and the price is more than reasonable to back the home team with superior pitching.
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