The Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants meet Saturday in MLB action at Oracle Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Chicago Cubs Betting Preview
The Chicago Cubs have scored 6 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 9 of their last 11 games. The Cubs have lost 5 of their last 7 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Nico Hoerner leads the Cubs with 65 hits and 28 RBI, while Dansby Swanson and Ian Happ have combined for 120 hits and 49 RBI. Kyle Hendricks gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 4.70 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Hendricks is 5-2 with a 2.29 ERA and 53 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
San Francisco Giants Betting Preview
The San Francisco Giants have scored 13 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 8 games. The Giants have won 4 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Thairo Estrada leads the Giants with 63 hits and 20 RBI, while JD Davis and LaMonte Wade Jr. have combined for 110 hits and 54 RBI. The San Francisco Giants didn’t announce a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.
We don't know who is getting the ball for the San Francisco Giants, but I don't think it matters. The Cubs haven't been able to string wins together much this season, and their offense continues to come up small. Also, Kyle Hendricks is still working his way back into things, and he hasn't been great through 15.1 innings. At home, the Giants should be able to bounce back.