Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals (Cubs Moneyline -170)
Cubs (Arrieta 8-0, 1.29) Cardinals (Martinez 4-4, 3.56)
I am going to keep this real simple. Jake Arrieta is 8-0 and Cubs are 9-0 when he starts. Betting on Jake Arrieta has not failed yet and there is no reason to jump ship now. I’m picking the Cubs to win.
San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants (Padres Moneyline +130)
Padres (Shields 2-6, 3.07) Giants (Peavy 1-5, 8.21)
James Shields has lost twice to the Giants this season in 1-0 and 3-1 games. In those games he lost to Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija. The Giants are 8-0 against the Padres this season, however the Padres have not yet face Jake Peavy this season, who has struggled.
After losing eight straight to the Giants this season, it is time for the Padre’s luck to turn around. I like San Diego as the underdog today.