San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs 7/24/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/23/2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 8:05 PM on FSSD, WGN
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
San Diego Padres - Ross, T (8-10) vs. Chicago Cubs - Jackson, E (5-10)
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On Thursday, July 24, the San Diego Padres will face off with the Chicago Cubs in the final game of their three game series. The Padres will send Tyson Ross (8-10, 2.70 ERA) to the mound opposite Edwin Jackson (5-10, 5.61 ERA) of the Cubs.
In his last outing Tyson Ross came out swinging and pitched seven shutout innings on Saturday when he faced the New York Mets. He finished the game having thrown 103 pitches while striking out six batters and only giving up four hits. Although his win/loss record isn't conducive to an All-Star pitcher, Ross has been pitching well and will look to continue this trend as he faces the Cubs.
Ross hasn't faced many Cubs in his career but of the five batters he's faced, he's gotten out of it without giving up a hit.
Edwin Jackson will be looking to get back in the win column on Thursday. Jackson gave up three runs on seven hits over 5.1 innings on Friday when faced the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jackson hasn't had a win in over a month and the Cubs are hoping the Padres will be the cure.
Over his career, Jackson has given up a .378 batting average against the Padres and has surrendered seven home runs. Seth Smith has played well against Jackson in his seven at bats with three hits and two RBI.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 30-64-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Diego Padres is -0.4
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 50-42-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
07/02/14 SS Everth Cabrera Hamstring 15-day DL (7/1)
06/26/14 P Andrew Cashner Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
06/26/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/19/14 1B Yonder Alonso Wrist 15-day DL (6/17)
06/14/14 P Troy Patton Shoulder 60-day DL (6/14)
06/06/14 2B Jedd Gyorko Foot 15-day DL (6/4)
05/22/14 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (5/18)
03/28/14 P Cory Luebke Elbow 60-day DL (3/7)
03/28/14 P Joe Wieland Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Josh Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (3/21); out for season
06/13/14 2B Emilio Bonifacio Ribs 15-day DL (6/13)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
03/28/14 P Kyuji Fujikawa Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take San Diego
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