San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs - 5/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (29-12) at San Francisco Giants (26-19)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 8:05 pm (AT&T Park)
K Hendricks (2-3) (3.29) vs. M Bumgarner (5-2) (2.61)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -120 / Chicago Cubs +110 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs look to leave AT&T Park and the San Francisco Giants with a loss on Sunday Night Baseball.
The Chicago Cubs have established themselves as the team to beat but can they maintain their torrid play over the long haul. The Cubs fells short in their bid to beat the Giants on back to back nights by a 5-3 count Saturday with their starting pitching letting them down. Cubbies starter Jon Lester was charged with all five runs on six hits and three BB over 2.2 frames to get the loss. Chicago totaled ten hits and walked four times with Kris Bryant and Dexter Fowler launching solo homers. Chicago is slated to send Kyle Hendricks to the hill to control the dangerous bats of San Francisco. Hendricks comes off a 4-2 defeat at Milwaukee with all four runs given up on five hits and two BB over 5.1 innings.
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The San Francisco Giants are looking to put the rest of the National League West in their rear view mirror. The Giants bounced back from a series opening loss to the visiting Cubs for a 5-3 victory Saturday night to set up the rubber match Sunday. SF starter Matt Cain gave up a run on six hits and a pair of BB through six innings to pick up the win. San Francisco mustered nine hits and five walks with Buster Posey going deep and driving in two while Cain doubled in a pair. ;San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner draws the start against the Cubs on Sunday night. Bumgarner has been his usual stingy self with an overall record of 5-2 with a 2.45 ERA.
The under is 21-7-4 in the Cubs last 32 Sunday games and the over is 8-3-1 in their last 12 road games while Chicago are 41-16 in their last 57 overall. San Francisco are 8-1 in their last 9 overall and are 8-1 in their last 9 games on grass while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 overall. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and the Cubs are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The Giants with Bumgarner at home in front of a national audience?