Chicago Cubs (51-37) at San Francisco Giants (48-45)
|Date & Time||Tuesday July 10, 2018, 10:15 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Francisco Giants +105 / Chicago Cubs -115 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants meet Tuesday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The Chicago Cubs look for a bounce back performance after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Cubs have scored 15 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Chicago Cubs have won eight straight games when scoring more than two runs. Javier Baez leads the Cubs with 93 hits and 65 RBI while Albert Almora Jr. and Willson Contreras have combined for 166 hits and 62 RBI. Jose Quintana gets the ball, and he is 7-6 with a 4.22 ERA and 84 strikeouts this season. Quintana is 0-3 with a 5.82 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants could use another win after losing five of their last eight games. The Giants have scored 17 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last eight games. The San Francisco Giants have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 92 hits and 39 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Brandon Belt have combined for 172 hits and 81 RBI. Johnny Cueto gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 1.95 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 9-9 with a 3.35 ERA and 122 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series, 6-2 in Quintanas last 8 starts with 5 days of rest and 5-2 in Quintanas last 7 starts. The Giants are 16-6 in their last 22 home games, 4-1 in Cuetos last 5 home starts and 7-2 in Cuetos last 9 starts. The Cubs are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in San Francisco and the over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings in San Francisco.
Quintana has been very solid recently, allowing three or less runs in seven of his last nine starts and has an impressive 3.40 ERA on the road this season. Cueto was one of the top pitchers in baseball before his injury, and while he was rocked in his return, I like him having a game under his belt to knock the rust off. The bottom line is the San Francisco Giants are a fiesty group that doesn't lose often at home. It's not always pretty, but you can make big money blindly backing these Giants at home. So, I'm going to the well again and taking the Giants at the slight plus money.