San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs NLDS Game Two - 10/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (88-76) at Chicago Cubs (104-58-1)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:08 pm (Wrigley Field)
J Samardzija (12-11) (3.81) vs. K Hendricks (16-8) (2.08)
The Line: Chicago Cubs-170 San Francisco Giants +160 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants look to even their NLDS at the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
The San Francisco Giants weren’t exactly world beaters in the second half of the season but they certainly gave the Cubs all they could handle in the NLDS opener. The Giants offense was never able to get going and the result was a 1-0 defeat with starter Johnny Cueto being the hard luck loser. Cueto served up an 8th inning homer and struck out ten in a complete game effort. SF was limited to six hits with Buster Posey going 2-4 with a double and single. Former Cub Jeff Samardzija faces his former club in game two of the NLDS on Saturday. On the year, Samardzija has gone 12-11 in 32 starts with a 1.20 WHIP and 3.81 ERA.
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The Chicago Cubs finished 2016 with the best record in baseball but as they learned Friday in game one of the NLDS, they won’t have an easy time in the postseason. The offense stalled but fortunately starter Jon Lester saved the day with five hits allowed through eight shutout innings. Chicago did virtually nothing at the plate with three hits and zero bases on balls but Javier Baez slugged an 8th inning long ball to save the day. Kyle Hendricks has been named the starter for game two of the NLDS on Saturday. On the season, Hendricks has put up a 16-8 record in 30 starts with a 0.98 WHIP and 2.13 ERA.
San Francisco are 19-7 in their last 26 playoff road games and the under is 12-5 in their last 17 road games while San Francisco are 35-16 in their last 51 playoff games. The over is 10-2 in the Cubs last 12 playoff home games and the Cubs are 2-7 in their last 9 playoff home games while going 44-18 in their last 63 overall. San Francisco are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Chicago.
The line is huge here and I’m going to stay away but I don’t think Vegas or the Public believe the Cubs lose…