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Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants Prediction and Betting Odds

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants Prediction and Betting Odds. The 73-51 Chicago Cubs are set to take on the 66-59 San Francisco at AT&T Park, San Francisco, California tonight August 26, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 10:10 PM

Wagering Odds

Moneylines: Cubs -105 / Giants -115
O/U: 7 runs

Pitching Match Up
Chicago: Kyle Hendricks (6-5, 4.03 ERA)
San Francisco: Jake Peavy (3-6, 4.35 ERA)

In their last games: In Game 1 of this series yesterday the Cubs beat the Giants 8-5.

The Cubs head into San Francisco for the 2nd game of a 3 game series. The 6-5 Kyle Hendricks goes for the Cubs and the 3-6 Jake Peavy goes for the Giants. The Giants open at -115 with a line sitting at 7 runs. The Cubs are hot winners of 6 straight games and while they are still 7.5 games back of the NL Central leading St. Louis Cardinals they are 7.5 games up on the Giants for the 2nd NL Wild Card spot. Chicago ranks 5th in team ERA and 16tyh in runs scored and in their 6 game winning streak they have combined to score 40 runs. With the Giants 7.5 games back of the Cubs for the Wild Card they will likely have to win the NL West to reach the playoffs. They have lost 5 of their last 6 games, but have to feel lucky that the Dodgers, who they trail by 2.5 games in the division, have been slumping as well. San Francisco ranks 12th in runs scored and 10th in team ERA.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Cubs are 5-0 in their last 5 games against the Giants.

In the last 12 games between these 2 teams in San Francisco the Under record id 9-2-1.

This season the Giants are 35-25 at home and the Giants are 34-25 on the road.

STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Chicago Cubs: 73-51 SU / O/U 54-62 / Run Line W/L 59-65
San Francisco: 66-59 SU / O/U 59-56 / Run Line W/L 69-56

Chicago at San Francisco Key Betting Trends

• CHI is 22-5 in their last 27 overall.
• CHI is 9-2 in their last 11 road games.
• CHI has an Over record of 9-3 in their last 12 games.
• SF is 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
• SF is 19-8 in their last 27 home games.
• SF has an Under record of 5-2-2 in their last 9 games.

Key Player Injuries

CUBS
[P] 07/29/2015 – Neil Ramirez 15-day DL (7/29) ( Abdominal )
[P] 08/25/2015 – Jason Motte 15-day DL (8/24) ( Shoulder )
[RF] 08/25/2015 – Jorge Soler 15-day DL (8/24) ( Oblique )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Jacob Turner 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[2B] 04/15/2015 – Tommy La Stella 60-day DL (4/9) ( Ribs )

GIANTS
[2B] 06/18/2015 – Marco Scutaro 60-day DL (6/17); out for season ( Back )
[P] 07/01/2015 – Tim Lincecum 15-day DL (6/28) ( Forearm )
[P] 07/31/2015 – Tim Hudson 15-day DL (7/31) ( Shoulder )
[CF] 08/11/2015 – Angel Pagan 15-day DL (8/11) ( Knee )
[RF] 08/20/2015 – Hunter Pence 15-day DL (8/18) ( Oblique )
[2B] 08/04/2015 – Joe Panik 15-day DL (8/2) ( Back )

Free MLB Pick

The Cubs have won their last 5 games with Kyle Hendricks on the hill, but the offense is mostly to thank for that, as he has not been sharp as of late. In his last 3 outings he has failed to make it past the 5th inning and in those 3 starts he has only gone 13 innings and given up a combined 11 earned runs. The Cubs are 1-4 in Hendricks’ last 5 starts as an underdog. The Giants have lost 2 of their last 3 games with Jake Peavy getting the start and in his last outing he gave up 4 earned runs in 6 innings in a 4-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Giants are 6-2 in Peavy’s last 8 home starts and he faced the Cubs earlier this month giving up 2 earned runs in 5 innings in a 2-0 loss.

I am taking the Giants in this one, as even though they are facing a hot Cubs team and they have lost 5 of 6 they will get back on track tonight.

Take the GIANTS @ GTBets

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