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San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs - 7/24/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants
Date & Time Wednesday July 24, 2019, 3:45 PM (EDT)
Location
Oracle Park
San Francisco, California
The Line
The Line: Chicago Cubs -141 / San Francisco Giants +120 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
NSCH, NSBA
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The Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oracle Park.

The Chicago Cubs could use a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Cubs have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Chicago Cubs have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Javier Baez leads the Cubs with 117 hits and 67 RBI while Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo have combined for 210 hits and 118 RBI. Jon Lester gets the ball, and he is 9-6 with a 3.87 ERA and 105 strikeouts this season. Lester is 5-1 with a 2.00 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Giants have scored 13 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 seven games when scoring four or more runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with 94 hits and 54 RBI while Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford have combined for 157 hits and 79 RBI. Tyler Beede gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 4.70 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. This will be Beede’s first career game against the Cubs.

The Cubs are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 10-3 in their last 13 Wednesday games and 36-16 in Lesters last 52 starts. The Giants are 16-35 in their last 51 during game 3 of a series, 6-16 in their last 22 Wednesday games and 6-1 in Beedes last 7 starts. The Cubs are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in San Francisco and 4-1 in Lesters last 5 starts vs. Giants. The under is 3-1-1 in Giants last 5 overall. The over is 7-3-1 in Lesters last 11 starts overall.

Lester has allowed 26 hits and eight earned runs in his last 19 innings, but he has a 5.09 ERA and .269 allowed batting average on the road. Beede has allowed 18 hits and six earned runs in his last 27 innings, and he has a 3.10 ERA and .211 allowed batting average at home. Lester has been more than hittable lately, and the San Francisco Giants are as hot as any team in baseball in the month of July, and winning last night in extra innings only helps that confidence. We've been riding the Giants hard as of late and there's no reason to shy away now, especially when we're getting plus money.

Pick:
San Francisco Giants +120

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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