Saturday's game features the San Diego Padres (26-31) and the Chicago Cubs (25-31) matching up at PETCO Park in what should be a tight matchup, with a projected 5-4 victory for the Padres according to our computer prediction. First pitch is at 10:10 PM ET on June 3.

The probable starters are Yu Darvish (3-4) for the Padres and Drew Smyly (5-2) for the Cubs.

Padres vs. Cubs Game Info & Odds

  • When: Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 10:10 PM ET
  • Where: PETCO Park in San Diego, California
  • How to Watch on TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Padres vs. Cubs Score Prediction

Our prediction for this contest is Padres 5, Cubs 4.

Total Prediction for Padres vs. Cubs

  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs

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Padres Performance Insights

  • The Padres have played as the favorite in seven of their past 10 games and won four of those contests.
  • In its last 10 games with a total, San Diego and its opponents have combined to hit the over five times.
  • The Padres have won four of their last seven games against the spread.
  • This season, the Padres have won 17 out of the 35 games, or 48.6%, in which they've been favored.
  • San Diego has a record of 7-8, a 46.7% win rate, when favored by -175 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Padres have a 63.6% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • San Diego has scored the 25th-most runs in the majors this season with 235 (4.1 per game).
  • The Padres' 3.87 team ERA ranks ninth across all MLB pitching staffs.

Cubs Performance Insights

  • The Cubs have played as the underdog in four of their past 10 games and have gone 3-1 in those contests.
  • In its previous 10 games with a total, Chicago and its opponents have combined to exceed the over/under on five occasions.
  • The Cubs are 4-4-0 against the spread over their past 10 games (eight of those matchups had a spread listed by oddsmakers).
  • The Cubs have won in 12, or 44.4%, of the 27 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs this year.
  • Chicago has a mark of 3-3 in contests where bookmakers favor it by +145 or worse on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cubs have a 40.8% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Chicago scores the 21st-most runs in baseball (250 total, 4.5 per game).
  • The Cubs have pitched to a 4.11 ERA this season, which ranks 12th in baseball.

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Padres Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
May 28 @ Yankees L 10-7 Yu Darvish vs Gerrit Cole
May 30 @ Marlins W 9-4 Ryan Weathers vs Sandy Alcantara
May 31 @ Marlins L 2-1 Blake Snell vs Braxton Garrett
June 1 @ Marlins W 10-1 Joe Musgrove vs Jesús Luzardo
June 2 Cubs L 2-1 Michael Wacha vs Jameson Taillon
June 3 Cubs - Yu Darvish vs Drew Smyly
June 4 Cubs - Ryan Weathers vs Marcus Stroman
June 5 Cubs - Blake Snell vs Kyle Hendricks
June 6 Mariners - Joe Musgrove vs Logan Gilbert
June 7 Mariners - Michael Wacha vs George Kirby
June 9 @ Rockies - Yu Darvish vs Austin Gomber

Cubs Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
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 W 2-1 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
June 8 @ Angels - Drew Smyly vs Reid Detmers