Giants vs. Cubs - 5/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (29-11) at San Francisco Giants (25-19)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 7:15 pm (AT&T Park)
J Lester (4-2) (1.88) vs. M Cain (0-5) (5.87)
The Line: San Francisco Giants +144 / Chicago Cubs -154 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Chicago Cubs look to build on their ridiculous 29-11 record. The Cubs have allowed seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 17 games. The Chicago Cubs have an ERA of 2.68 and have won 10 of their last 12 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Dexter Fowler leads Chicago with 45 hits, Kris Bryant has 30 RBI and Anthony Rizzo has 11 home runs. Jon Lester gets the ball, and he’s 4-2 with a 1.88 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. Lester is 3-0 with a 1.11 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last nine games. The Giants have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last eight games. The San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 3.75 and have won eight of their last 10 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Hunter Pence leads San Francisco with 46 hits, Brandon Belt has 22 RBI and Brandon Crawford has six home runs. Matt Cain takes the hill, and he’s 0-5 with a 5.87 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Cain is 6-4 with a 3.08 ERA and 99 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 40-15 in their last 55 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Lesters last 5 starts. The Giants are 41-19 in their last 60 during game 2 of a series and 16-37 in Cains last 53 starts. The Giants are 5-2 in Cains last 7 home starts vs. Cubs.
We tried to pick the Giants and the plus money given their recent hot streak and it didn't work. The Cubs are just a machine and are tough to bet against, period. Back on the Chicago bandwagon.