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Vegas Play of the Day: San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.

San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs under-9.5 runs (minus-115): $575 to win $500

It’s my turn in the Play of the Day, and there’s no more Summer League, which means it’s back to baseball. And that can only mean one thing for me, because until I lose (and maybe even beyond that) I’m going to keep hammering this play. Especially when the line is so askew.

Today’s Padres-Cubs total is so high by San Diego standards that I’m worried someone knows more than me. Well, more than normal anyways, because I’m often the least informed bettor in the room.

What I do know is that a San Diego game has reached 10 total runs only twice since June 13. The Padres played a three-game series against the high-scoring Colorado Rockies with every game’s total set in the double digits, and still the games couldn’t touch that number.

So while this number looks off, I’m charging full steam ahead . And really, I feel comfortable betting that two of the three lowest-scoring teams in the National League will do what they do best. Nothing.

Standings: Bern (38-25-1, $14,119), Keefer (31-36, $8,946), Brewer (26-37-3, $3,055)

Taylor Bern can be reached at 948-7844 or [email protected]. Follow Taylor on Twitter at

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