Friday's contest at PETCO Park has the San Diego Padres (26-30) squaring off against the Chicago Cubs (24-31) at 9:40 PM ET (on June 2). Our computer prediction projects a narrow 4-3 win for the Padres, so it should be a competitive matchup.

The probable pitchers are Michael Wacha (5-1) for the Padres and Jameson Taillon (0-3) for the Cubs.

Cubs vs. Padres Game Info & Odds

  • When: Friday, June 2, 2023 at 9:40 PM ET
  • Where: PETCO Park in San Diego, California
  • How to Watch on TV: SDPA
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Cubs vs. Padres Score Prediction

Our prediction for this contest is Padres 4, Cubs 3.

Total Prediction for Cubs vs. Padres

  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs

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Cubs Performance Insights

  • In four games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, the Cubs have posted a mark of 2-2.
  • In its last 10 games with an over/under, Chicago and its opponents have combined to eclipse the total five times.
  • The Cubs' record against the spread is 3-4-0 over their previous 10 contests (oddsmakers set spreads in seven of those contests).
  • The Cubs have won in 11, or 42.3%, of the 26 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs this year.
  • Chicago has been listed as an underdog of +150 or more on two occasions this season and split those games.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cubs have a 40% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • The offense for Chicago is the No. 20 offense in baseball, scoring 4.5 runs per game (248 total runs).
  • The Cubs have the 13th-ranked ERA (4.16) in the majors this season.

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Cubs Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
May 27 Reds L 8-5 Jameson Taillon vs Brandon Williamson
May 28 Reds L 8-5 Drew Smyly vs Graham Ashcraft
May 29 Rays W 1-0 Marcus Stroman vs Taj Bradley
May 30 Rays W 2-1 Kyle Hendricks vs Shane McClanahan
May 31 Rays L 4-3 Justin Steele vs Zach Eflin
June 2 @ Padres - Jameson Taillon vs Michael Wacha
June 3 @ Padres - Drew Smyly vs Yu Darvish
June 4 @ Padres - Marcus Stroman vs Ryan Weathers
June 5 @ Padres - Kyle Hendricks vs Blake Snell
June 6 @ Angels - Justin Steele vs Tyler Anderson
June 7 @ Angels - Jameson Taillon vs Jaime Barria