San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs - 8/8/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (59-52) at San Francisco Giants (44-70)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
J Quintana (6-9) (4.42) vs. Ty Blach (7-7) (4.24)
The Line: San Francisco Giants +157 / Chicago Cubs -175 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSCh, NSBA
The Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants meet Tuesday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The Chicago Cubs look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Cubs have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Chicago Cubs have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads the Cubs with 106 hits and 71 RBI while Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras have combined for 198 hits and 118 RBI. Jose Quintana gets the ball, and he is 6-9 with a 4.42 ERA and 140 strikeouts this season. This will be Quintana’s second career game against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants look to play spoiler after splitting their last eight games. The Giants have scored 14 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last eight games. The San Francisco Giants have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Buster Posey leads the Giants with 113 hits and 48 RBI while Joe Panik and Denard Span have combined for 194 hits and 59 RBI. Ty Blach gets the ball, and he is 7-7 with a 4.24 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. This will be Blach’s second career game against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 45-19 in their last 64 Tuesday games and 4-12 in their last 16 vs. National League West. The Giants are 5-1 in their last 6 Tuesday games, 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 4-1 in Blachs last 5 starts during game 2 of a series. The Cubs are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in San Francisco and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in San Francisco.
Quintana is coming off his first poor performance with the Cubs, but he's given up just seven hits and two runs in his last 13 innings on the road. Blach has given the Giants chances to win, as he's allowed three or less earned runs in five of his last six games. However, the Giants are who they are at this point in the season and continue to find ways to lose. The Cubs are starting to hit that stride and need to win games like this to pull away in the playoff race. Quintana has been sharp in a Cubs uniform and should lead his squad to another victory.