Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants NLDS Game Three - 10/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (105-58-1) at San Francisco Giants (88-77)
MLB Baseball: Monday, October 10, 2016 at 9:38 pm (AT&T Park)
J Arrieta (18-8) (3.10) vs. M Bumgarner (16-9) (2.67)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -123 / Chicago Cubs +113 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs head to AT&T Park to face the San Francisco Giants in game three of the NLDS.
The Chicago Cubs have an opportunity to sweep San Francisco in the NLDS and move on to the NLCS. The Cubs are up 2-0 in the series thanks to a 5-2 win versus the Giants Saturday with plenty of pitching and early offense leading the way. Cubbies starter Kyle Hendricks gave up both runs on four hits over 3.2 frames before five relievers put up zeros. Chicago totaled nine hits and a free pass with Travis Wood going solo while Hendricks knocked in a pair. The Cubs hand the ball to Jake Arrieta for the first time in the postseason on Monday. On the season, Arrieta has gone 18-8 in 31 starts with a 1.08 WHIP and 3.10 ERA.
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The San Francisco Giants know a loss Monday and their postseason is over. The Giants offense and pitching let them down Saturday and have them staring at an 0-2 hole in the NLDS to the team with the best record in baseball. SF starter Jeff Samardzija was hit hard early in game two with four runs allowed on six hits and a BB through two innings pitched and the offense wasn’t able to rally despite six relievers keeping the Cubs bats under control. San Francisco was held to just six hits and did not walk with Gregor Blanco driving in a run and scoring while Brandon Belt drove in a run and Joe Panik scored. Madison Bumgarner toes the rubber for the second time in the 2016 postseason. Bumgarner defeated the Mets 3-0 in the Wild Card with a complete game four hitter.
The Cubs are 2-7 in their last 9 playoff road games and the over is 6-2-1 in the Cubs last 9 on grass while going 6-2-1 in the Cubs last 9 overall. The over is 15-5 in San Francisco last 20 playoff home games and San Francisco are 35-16 in their last 51 playoff games while San Francisco are 6-2 in Bumgarner’s last 8 starts.
Madison Bumgarner in the postseason seem to go together like cookies and milk so he gets my vote here…