Cubs vs. Giants - 8/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (59-50) at Chicago Cubs (60-48)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
J Peavy (2-4) (3.77) vs. J Arrieta (12-6) (2.50)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -166 / San Francisco Giants +156 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: TBS, CSBy, CSCh
The San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs end their four-game series Sunday afternoon.
The San Francisco Giants need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Giants have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Giants have won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Buster Posey leads San Francisco with 125 hits and 75 RBI while Matt Duffy and Joe Panik have combined for 86 RBI. The San Francisco Giants have lost five of their last seven road games. Jake Peavy gets the nod, and he’s 2-4 with a 3.77 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Peavy is 8-5 with a 2.76 ERA and 100 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look to remain hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Cubs have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine straight games. The Cubs have won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 116 hits and 63 RBI while Starlin Castro and Kris Bryant have combined for 110 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won five of their last six home games. Jake Arrieta takes the hill, and he’s 12-6 with a 2.50 ERA and 152 strikeouts this season. Arrieta is 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 16-7 in their last 23 during game 4 of a series and 4-0 in Peavys last 4 starts. The Cubs are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series and 6-1 in Arrietas last 7 starts.
The Cubs are making their strong playoff push right now and simply aren't doing much of anything wrong. With Arrieta on the hill, I like the home team to continue to get the job done.