|Game||Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants|
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 20, 2019, 8:05 PM (EDT)|
CHC -195 O/U 8.5
The San Francisco Giants open a three-game series on the road at Wrigley Field on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs. The Giants’ three-game winning streak was snapped on Sunday when they lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1. Madison Bumgarner suffered the loss while allowing six hits and four runs over six innings. Scooter Gennett knocked in the Giants only run of the game.
Chicago beat the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday 7-1 for their second straight victory. Jose Quintana threw seven sharp innings, while Anthony Rizzo belted a two-run homer and the Cubs beat the Pirates Sunday at the Little League Classic in Williamsport.
Kevin Pillar leads San Francisco with a .268 batting average, in home runs with 17, in RBIs with 67, and hits with 121. The Giants are averaging .239 at the plate, while opponents are averaging .252. On Tuesday, the Giants will send Tyler Beede to the mound. The right-hander is 3-7 with an ERA of 5.77, 81 Ks and 36 BBs.
Javier Baez leads the Cubs with a .285 batting average, in hits with 139, in home runs with 28 and RBIs with 81. Chicago is averaging .255 at the plate, while opposing hitters are averaging .249. On Tuesday, the Cubs will send Cole Hamels to the mound. The lefthander is 6-4 with an ERA of 3.69, 107 Ks and 39 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends
San Francisco is 6-2 in its last 8
The UNDER has cashed in 15 of the Giants last 23
Chicago is 37-16 in its last 53 at home
The OVER has cashed in 3 of the Cubs last 4 at home
Both teams are battling for a playoff spot as the Cubs fight to win the National League Central title and the Giants look to grab one of the two NL wildcard spots. San Francisco has won 7 of its last 10 overall and 16 of the last 23 played on the road. The Cubs have lost 6 of their last 10 and 4 of the last 5 versus an opponent with a winning record. Final Score Prediction, San Francisco Giants win 6-5.