Chicago Cubs vs San Francsico Giants MLB Betting Prediction
A single game or series seems pretty insignificant when it’s part of a 162-game schedule. At this time of the year, though, every single game becomes incredibly important, especially when playoff spots are at stake. The defending champion San Francisco Giants are in real trouble, and they cannot afford to drop many more games. They will complete a tough 3-game series against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday afternoon in San Francisco with MLB odds favoring the Giants for the match.
A Quick Analysis on the Chicago Cubs vs San Francsico Giants MLB Betting Prediction & TV Info
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015
Venue: AT&T Park
Opening Line: San Francisco -175
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 25, 2015
The Giants (66-59) are beginning to see their playoff hopes slip away, as they are on a losing skid that is dropping them further and further behind the pack. The Wild Card is beginning to look like a lost cause, as they are now 6.5 games out of the final spot. The NL West is another matter, though, as the LA Dodgers are struggling to put things to bed there, and are clinging to a 2.5 game lead.
That is not a big margin to make up, but the Giants are not helped by the fact that they have some crucial injuries, not to mention a schedule that can best be described as brutal. Once this series with the Cubs is over, they have to face the Cardinals and then the Dodgers. The good news is that they finish the season with a stretch of games against teams that are likely all going to be out of the playoff picture. Madison Bumgarner (15-6, 3.02 ERA) will try to extend his win streak to 5 games.
There are few teams hotter than the upstart Chicago Cubs (73-51) right now. They had a 9-game win streak broken up with 3 straight losses, but they rebounded from that to go out and win their next 6 straight. The Cubs have the final Wild Card spot at the moment, and opened up their lead a little further by knocking off the Giants in the first game of this series. This had the makings of a tough west coast road swing, with a 3-game series against the Dodgers following this one. What people tend to forget, though, is that the Cubs currently hold the best road record in baseball. This is a young teams that seems to know no fear, which is a great thing to have heading into the postseason. Dan Haren (8-8, 3.76 ERA) will get the start for the Cubs.
Key Online Betting Trends
Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs’s last 8 games
Chi Cubs is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco’s last 9 games
San Francisco is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Francisco’s last 12 games at home
San Francisco is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Consider This Before Placing Your Bets
The Giants are a desperate team right now, but they just don’t have the firepower required to knock off a team as hot as the Cubs. Chalk up another win for Chicago in this one.