MLB Preview and Picks: Padres vs. Cubs

Joe Duffy’s Picks is on another roll, but it is just at the beginning at 7-1 the last eight. Six of the winners were underdogs. The story of my handicapping career: the only loser was extra innings, my only kryptonite. Get a Wise Guy among two MLB winning picks at

A free pick and preview on:

CUBS (JACKSON +120) San Diego (Stauffer)

The Cubs are 4-1 the last five. San Diego has dropped five straight. In his last three starts Edwin Jackson has ERA and WHIP of 1.80 and 0.950. Neither pitcher has had a lot of success against the other team as Tim Stauffer has a team mark of 0-3 to Chicago. default

In their last 10 games Chicago has a slugging percentage edge of .076 over San Diego. Chicago has won four straight as underdogs. San Diego is 1-7 after allowing five or more runs in their last game.

Free pick: Chicago Cubs




About the Author

Grandmaster Sports Handicapper Joe Duffy got his start in the sports handicapping industry with the Dial Sports (Communications Team) audiotext network. It was owned by sportswriter, broadcaster and handicapping pioneer Mickey Charles. Dial Sports was the sister company of the popular Sports Network Wire Service. Upon graduating California University of PA, where he was a play-by-play announcer on student radio station WVCS (now WCAL) and cable channel 29 (now CUTV), he became a full-time sports announcer and handicapper for the Sportsline scorephone network. He learned from NFL legends coach Hank Stram and broadcasting icon Ray Scott the ins and outs of the sports betting world. His Amazing Cadillac Club became the most successful 900-number in sports betting history. He left to become the first General Manager of the Freescoreboard scorephone network broadcast all over North America. His articles have appeared on several dozen websites and hard copy publications. He is now CEO of, the top sports betting site in the world. Email:

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