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San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs Free MLB Pick

Time: 8:05 PM EST Tuesday August 19, 2014

Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
The Chicago Cubs host the San Francisco Giants in a National League match up.

In their last games: The Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 and the Cubs beat the New York Mets 4-1.

San Francisco’s Tim Lincecum got his 10th win of the season and Brandon Crawford drove in 2 runs in the Giants 5-2 win over the Phillies.

Chicago starter Kyle Hendricks and 2 relievers held New York to 1 run on 4 hits in the 4-1 win over the Mets.

The Giants are 2-1 facing the Cubs this season.

Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Giants are 8-1 in Ryan Vogelsong’s last 9 road starts.

In the last 6 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 5 times.

The Giants are 5-1 in their last 6 games against the Cubs in Chicago.

Pitching Match Up

San Francisco: Ryan Vogelsong (7-8, 3.71 ERA)
Chicago: Tsuyoshi Wada (2-1, 3.15 ERA)

Betting Odds

Money Line: Giants -110 / Cubs +100
Run Line: OFF
Total Line: OFF

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records

San Francisco Giants: 65-58 SU / O/U 58-58 / Run Line W/L 61-62
Chicago Cubs: 54-70 SU / O/U 61-56 / Run Line W/L 64-60

Key Betting Trends

• SF is 0-4 in their last 4 road games.
• SF is 15-6 in their last 21 vs. a team with a losing record.
• SF has an Under record of 8-3-1 in their last 12 road games.
• CHI is 4-10 in their last 14 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
• CHI is 0-7 in their last 7 home games with the total set at 6.5 or lower.
• CHI has an Under record of 6-1-1 in their last 8 home games.

Key Player Injuries

GIANTS

Ehire Adrianza Strained right hamstring on 15-day DL(7/25)
Brandon Belt Concussion on 7-day DL(8/8)
Matt Cain Right elbow surgery – out for season on 15-day DL(7/11)
Hector Sanchez Concussion on 15-day DL(7/26)
Marco Scutaro Strained lower back on 15-day DL(7/25)

CUBS

Felix Doubront Strained right calf on 15-day DL(7/31)
James McDonald Right shoulder inflammation on 60-day DL(3/30)
Brian Schlitter Right shoulder inflammation on 15-day DL(8/9)

Money Line Pick:

Ryan Vogelsong has been impressive in his last 3 with a 0.73 WHIP and 1.64 ERA with two of the 3 starts on the road. His road ERA of 4.37 doesn’t impress, but his 5-2 record and team record of 9-2 in his road starts is exceptional. He hasn’t dominated the Cubs in CXhicago, but has pitched well enough to win his last 3 at Wrigley Field. Tsuyoshi Wada has looked promising in his 6 lifetime starts, but has had a problem with the long ball and if the wind is blowing out the may have a long night.

Take San Francisco Giants -110‏

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