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San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs - 8/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Cubs (73-52) at San Francisco Giants (67-59)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 3:45 pm (AT&T Park)

D Haren (8-8) (3.76) vs. M Bumgarner (15-6) (3.02)

The Line: San Francisco Giants -180 / Chicago Cubs +170 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds


The San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs face off on Thursday at AT&T Park for game three of their MLB series.

The San Francisco Giants bounced back from Tuesday’s loss to beat the Cubs on Wednesday. Norichika Aoki hit a home run, Brandon Belt had two hits, and Buster Posey had a hit as the Giants scored four runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Jake Peavy allowed five hits and two runs while striking out three over 6.1 innings to get the win and raise his record to 4-6 for the season and Santiago Casilla earned his 31st save. For Thursday’s game the Giants start Madison Bumgarner who has allowed 148 hits and 57 earned runs while striking out 180 over 169.2 innings for a 15-6 record and a 3.02 ERA.

San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs - 8/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Chicago Cubs couldn’t capitalize on their chances on Wednesday as they lost to the Giants. Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant each had two hits and Chris Denorfia had a hit as the Cubs scored two runs on five hits. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks allowed five hits and four runs while striking out six over 6.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 6-6 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Cubs start Dan Haren who has allowed 25 hits and 14 earned runs while striking 16 over 19.1 innings for a 1-1 record and a 6.05 ERA since being traded to the Cubs.

San Francisco is 7-1 in their last eight games as a favorite, 2-5 in their last seven games, and 27-11 in Bumgarner’s last 38 starts. Chicago is 6-1 against the NL West, 9-3 in their last 12 road games, and 3-9 in their last 12 games as an underdog. Chicago is 5-1 in their last six games against San Francisco.

I expect to see hitting here so my free pick in this one is over the total that is set at seven. 

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