Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants - 5/25/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (24-26) at Chicago Cubs (25-21)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 25, 2018 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
D Holland (2-5) (4.94) vs. K Hendricks (3-3) (3.40)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -200 / San Francisco Giants +185 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants visit Wrigley Field to kick off a weekend MLB series with the Chicago Cubs on Friday.
The San Francisco Giants drive to stay above the .500 mark has taken a hit the past week or so with the team losing five of seven. San Francisco comes off of a 4-1 defeat at Houston on Wednesday where starter Jeff Samardzija allowed all four runs on four hits and five BB before the bullpen kept the Astros off the scoreboard.
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The Giants bats mustered six hits and a walk and struck out 13 times with Buster Posey driving in Gorkys Hernandez with a sacrifice fly. San Francisco begins their series at Wrigley Field with Derek Holland on the mound. Holland comes off of a 6-1 loss to Colorado with four runs given up on six hits over six innings of work.
The Chicago Cubs will be looking to find their offense after scoring once in back to back losses to Cleveland. Chicago was defeated 1-0 by the visiting Indians on Wednesday where starter Jon Lester allowed the only run of the game through a strong seven inning stint.
The Cubbies managed just three hits and four free passes with Anthony Rizzo and Wilson Contreras logging hits and a walk each. The Cubs send Kyle Hendricks to the hill to oppose San Francisco in the series opener. Hendricks comes in off of a 5-4 defeat at Cincinnati where he was charged with four runs (three earned)on six hits and a pair of BB over five frames.
Over is 5-2-2 in San Francisco last 9 overall and over is 5-2-2 in San Francisco last 9 on grass and San Francisco are 18-39 in their last 57 road games. Chicago Cubs are 2-7 in Hendricks' last 9 Friday starts and under is 6-2 in Hendricks' last 8 Friday starts and under is 20-8-1 in Hendricks' last 29 home starts. San Francisco are 2-12 in the last 14 meetings in Chicago and under is 6-1-2 in the last 9 meetings in Chicago.
The Cubs need to establish consistency going forward and there is no time like the present to begin. Hendricks is consistent at home and fortunately this is at Wrigley Feld…