Free MLB Pick: Giants vs Cubs Odds
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2019 MLB Season
(63-63) San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs (67-58)
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Kyle Hendricks
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -186 | Giants +175
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: OFF
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San Francisco Giants
The Giants will look to further improve their playoff chances sitting 4.5 games back in the NL Wild Card race. The Giants know this is a critical series for their Wild Card hopes and will look to build on their decent road record of 34-30. The Giants will also look to build on a good 6-4 run when they send Jeff Samardzija (9-9, 3.54 ERA) to the mound.
Samardzija, the former Cub, will look to build on his outstanding two month run of form. He has a 2.09 ERA in his starts since July 1st and has been one of the NL’s top pitchers since then. He will, however, need to turn around his form against his former club. The Giants righty is 0-2 and holds a 6.35 ERA in his 3 career starts against the Cubs. Samardzija will need to buck that trend if the Giants are going to further improve their Wild Card hopes this Thursday afternoon.
The Cubs will look to continue on with their outstanding home form (42-19) when they host the Giants. The Cubs are only 0.5 games back of the St Louis Cardinals, but have not really helped themselves much going 4-6 in their last 10 contests. The leaders in the NL Central are the Cardinals, who are on an 8-2 run in their last 10 and the Cubs know they will need to turn their form around if they want to keep pace.
The Cubs will go with Kyle Hendricks (8-9, 3.37 ERA) in this home spot who has had a very decent year despite the losing record. Hendricks will be in a good spot here, though, as he has a 4-2 record and a 1.98 ERA in 10 home starts this year. He is also coming off an excellent last start against the Pirates on Friday where he went 7 innings and gave up only 1 run on 3 hits.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 5-1 in Giants last 6 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Under is 4-1 in Samardzijas last 5 starts overall.
- Under is 7-1-1 in Cubs last 9 vs. National League West.
- Under is 5-1-1 in Hendricks’ last 7 starts vs. Giants.
- Under is 9-2-2 in the last 13 meetings in Chicago.
Free San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
I like the under here even though I expect the bookie to post a low number in the 8.5-9 range.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Chicago RL
Look for a low scoring game in which both of these starters go at least 6 innings and setup the under nicely.
MLB Free Score Prediction: San Francisco 2 – Chicago 5
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