MLB 5*
(MLB) Chi Cubs vs. San Diego, 06/02/2023 9:40 PM, Score: 2 - 1
Point Spread: -1.50 | 124.00 San Diego (Home)
Result: Loss
Cubs (Taillon) @ Padres (Wacha) 9:40 PM ET
Game# 959-960
Play On: Padres -1.5 (+124) (5*)

The Cubs pitcher Jameson Taillon is 0-5 during his last 5 team starts with a massive 10.91 ERA/1.91 WHIP. During those outings, Taillon allowed 5 home runs in just 17 1/3 innings pitched. The Cubs bullpen has been extremely shaky throughout their previous 7 games with a staff 5.97 ERA/1.92 WHIP and they allowed 6 home runs in 28 2/3 innings pitched. Chicago has scored a mere 2 runs or fewer in 5 of their last 7 games.

The Padres Michael Wacha has exhibited excellent form over his last 5 starts with a 0.84 ERA/0.72 WHIP. The Padres bullpen has a sparkling 2.71 ERA/1.06 WHIP at home this season. San Diego has scored 5 runs or more in 7 of their last 10 games.

Give me the San Diego Padres as a run-line favorite.