Cubs vs. Giants - 8/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (59-48) at Chicago Cubs (58-48)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 7, 2015 at 4:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
M Leake (9-6) (3.52) vs. J Lester (6-8) (3.26)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -145 / San Francisco Giants +135 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSBy, WGN
The San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs play game two Friday afternoon.
The San Francisco Giants look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Giants have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Giants have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Buster Posey leads San Fran with 122 hits and 75 RBI while Matt Duffy and Angel Pagan have combined for 76 RBI. The San Francisco Giants have split their last 10 road games. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he’s 9-6 with a 3.52 ERA and 95 strikeouts this season. Leake is 9-2 with a 3.15 ERA and 88 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look to remain hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Cubs have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Cubs have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 115 hits and 63 RBI while Starlin Castro and Dexter Fowler have combined for 73 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have split their last six home games. Jon Lester takes the hill, and he’s 6-8 with a 3.26 ERA and 136 strikeouts this season. Lester is 2-0 with a 0.52 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 35-17 in their last 52 during game 2 of a series and 10-4 in their last 14 Friday games. The Cubs are 1-10 in their last 11 Friday games and 1-4 in Lesters last 5 home starts. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Lester is starting to really find a groove, as he's allowed a combined four runs in his last three starts. Lester is also coming off an outing in which he struck out 14 batters. Hard to bet against the Cubs and Lester right now.