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San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs - 7/23/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants
Date & Time Tuesday July 23, 2019, 9:45 PM (EDT)
Location
Oracle Park
San Francisco, California
The Line
The Line: Chicago Cubs -116 / San Francisco Giants -105 -- Over/Under: 7.5
TV Channel
WLS, NSBA
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The Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants meet Tuesday in MLB action at Oracle Park.

The Chicago Cubs look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Cubs have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Chicago Cubs have won seven of their last eight gams when scoring four or more runs. Javier Baez leads the Cubs with 115 hits and 67 RBI while Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo have combined for 207 hits and 136 RBI. Yu Darvish gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 4.46 ERA and 126 strikeouts this season. This will be Darvish’s second career game against the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 10 games. The Giants have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The San Francisco Giants have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with 92 hits and 52 RBI while Brandon Belt and Joe Panik have combined for 156 hits and 63 RBI. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball, and he is 5-7 with a 3.65 ERA and 127 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 9-2 with a 2.17 ERA and 103 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.

The Cubs are 5-14 in their last 19 road games, 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 1-4 in Darvish's last 5 road starts. The Giants are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series, 5-0 in Bumgarner's last 5 home starts and 4-1 in Bumgarner's last 5 starts. The Giants are 4-0 in Bumgarner's last 4 home starts vs. Cubs and 6-0 in Bumgarner's last 6 starts vs. Cubs. The over is 9-4-1 in Bumgarner's last 14 starts overall. The under is 5-1-1 in Darvish's last 7 starts overall.

Darvish seems to have right the ship, allowing four hits and zero runs in his last 12 innings. Bumgarner has allowed 20 hits and three earned runs in his last 23 innings. The difference here is the Cubs continue to stink up the joint on the road, while the San Francisco Giants have been a completely different team since the all-star break. I also don't have a ton of trust in Darvish, as he runs hot and cold. Bumgarner is looking more and more like his old self and this could be his last start for the Giants with the trade deadline quickly approaching. It's crazy how we can get the hotter team at home for the slightly cheaper price. 

Pick:
San Francisco Giants -105

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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