Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants - 8/21/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 7:05 PM (Wrigley Field )
Chicago Cubs -200 / San Francisco Giants +170
TV: NSCH, NSBA
The San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs will meet up on the MLB diamond to continue their series Wednesday.
In the Tuesday opener of this set, the Cubs peppered in runs across four different innings on the way to a 5-3 win.
For Wednesday’s game, the Giants will send out Dereck Rodriguez in the start. Across 71.1 innings and a 5-6 record this year, Rodriguez has a 4.79 ERA with 46 Ks and 26 BBs.
San Francisco put up six hits in the Tuesday loss. No Giants player had more than one hit, but Austin Slater had a two-run homer.
Over on the Cubs’ side, they're going with Yu Darvish in the start Wednesday. Over his 139.0 innings and 4-6 record this season, Darvish has a 4.21 ERA with 168 Ks and 51 BBs.
Chicago logged nine hits in their win Tuesday. Anthony Rizzo had a great game with three hits, two homers and three runs.
The Giants are 11-5 in their last 16 in game two of a series and 7-19 in their last 26 Wednesday games. San Francisco is 2-7 in Rodriguez’s last nine starts with five days’ rest and 1-4 in his last five in game two of a series.
Meanwhile, the Cubs are 4-1 in their last five Wednesday games and 5-2 in Darvish’s last seven home starts. Chicago is 2-5 in Darvish’s last seven Wednesday starts and 1-4 in his last five starts.
Rodriguez is 2-1 over his last three starts. In that stretch, he’s given up five earned in a total of 15.0 innings, but only lasted 3.0 in Philly (Rodriguez posted one earned over 12.0 in the other pair).
As for Darvish, he took a loss in Cincinnati but came back with a quality start his last time up (zero earned; 7.0 innings; no-decision). I like Darvish and the Cubs a little better at home here so I’m going with Chicago.