San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs, NLDS Game 2, Sports Betting Lines, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Prediction

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87-75 2nd in National League West October 8, 8:08 PM | Grass of Wrigley Field 103-58- 1st in National League Central

When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 8, 2016
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

Rotation /Team /Time Opening Lines
10/08 8:05 PM
961sf-giantsSan Francisco
962cubsChi. Cubs
7u-10
+161
-175
PITCHING MATCHUP: Giants RHJeff Samardzija Jeff Samardzija (12-11, 3.81 ERA) vs. Cubs RHKyle Hendricks Kyle Hendricks (16-8, 2.13)
TV Schedule: 8 p.m. ET, MLB Network –  DTV: 219 | CLEAR, WIND IN FROM LEFT CENTER 3-8. GAME TEMP 55, RH 57%, betnow-vegas-coverage and Get $250 cash Bonus at Bovada, and also get access to Premium Picks at scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – Saturday, October 8th (LOS, CHI 1-0) – NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISIONAL SERIES, San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs.

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread MoneyLine Total
San Francisco Giants [J Samardzija – R] +1.5 -135 +165 7 -120
Chicago Cubs [K Hendricks – R] -1.5 +115 -185 7 +100
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 Samardzija pitched well down the stretch, allowing only three runs in 19 2/3 innings over his last three starts, but had just a 1-1 record to show for his efforts as San Francisco scored a total of four runs in those outings. The 31-year-old native of Indiana, who spent the first 6 1/2 years of his major league career with Chicago, escaped with a no-decision in his only turn against his former team this season on Sept. 1 after yielding three runs on five hits and three walks in four frames. Samardzija made his lone postseason appearance with the Cubs in Game 1 of the 2008 NLDS, allowing one run and two hits in one inning of relief against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Hendricks is coming off the best season of his brief career, as he won seven of his final eight decisions and led the majors in ERA. The 26-year-old Californian lost his only start against the Giants this year despite giving up just one run and three hits in 5 1/3 innings at San Francisco on May 22. Hendricks made the first two playoff starts of his career in 2015 but was unable to last five frames in either, finishing without a decision after surrendering five runs and nine hits — four homers — over 8 2/3 innings in outings at St. Louis in the NLDS and against the New York Mets in the NL Championship Series.
bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Cubs listed as 185-moneyline favorites versus the Giants, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.

The San Francisco Giants seek their third consecutive superb pitching performance from their starter when they visit the Chicago Cubs on Saturday for Game 2 of their National League Division Series. San Francisco rode a tremendous effort by Madison Bumgarner against the New York Mets to victory in the wild-card game before receiving another stellar outing from Johnny Cueto, who recorded 10 strikeouts and allowed only three hits in the series opener but took the loss after serving up Javier Baez’s solo home run in the eighth inning.

Former Cub Jeff Samardzija draws the task of keeping the Giants from falling into an 0-2 hole in the series as he makes his 106th career appearance — and 42nd start — at Wrigley Field. The Cubs will counter with Kyle Hendricks, who essentially replaced Samardzija in their rotation in 2014 after being acquired from Texas two years earlier. Baez finished with two of Chicago’s three hits and has hit safely in five of his last seven contests, registering three multi-hit performances in that span. The Cubs would love to find a way to squeeze Chris Coghlan into the lineup Saturday as the veteran outfielder is 4-for-10 with two home runs and five RBIs against Samardzija in his career.

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KEY NOTES:
1. Bumgarner, who threw 119 pitches in his complete-game shutout against the Mets on Wednesday, will start Game 3 for the Giants on Monday while LHP Matt Moore will get the call if Game 4 is necessary.

2. Chicago’s David Ross became the first catcher to register a pickoff and a caught stealing in the same playoff game since Gabby Hartnett of the Cubs accomplished the feat against Detroit in the 1935 World Series.

3. The odds for a return to the NLCS are in the Cubs’ favor as the team winning Game 1 of a best-of-five showdown has gone to capture the series 70 percent (84-for-120) of the time.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Chicago Cubs will win outright at -185 and the game will go over 7 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

SCORE PREDICTION: Cubs 7, Giants 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
SF TEAM CHC
4.41 RUNS 4.99
3.90 RUNS AGNST 3.43
0.52 DIFF 1.56
-$800 MONEY $377
3.71 TEAM ERA 3.14
8.86 OFF HITS 8.69
3.53 OFF WALKS 4.05
6.83 OFF Ks 8.27
8.23 DEF HITS 6.93
2.71 DEF WALKS 3.06
8.08 DEF Ks 8.90
BULLPENS
San Francisco Giants’s relievers have pitched 1 innings in the last 3 games. Chicago Cubs’s relievers have pitched 8 innings in the last 3 games.
INJURIES
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Mac Williamson OF 15-Day Disabled List
Chris Heston P 15-Day Disabled List
Josh Osich P 15-Day Disabled List
Gregor Blanco OF 15-Day Disabled List
Matt Cain P 15-Day Disabled List
Derek Law P 15-Day Disabled List
Jake Peavy P 15-Day Disabled List
CHICAGO CUBS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Pedro Strop P 15-Day Disabled List
Dallas Beeler P 15-Day Disabled List
Aaron Brooks P 15-Day Disabled List
Zac Rosscup P 60-Day Disabled List
Kyle Schwarber OF 15-Day Disabled List
Christian Villanueva 3B 60-Day Disabled List
Chris Coghlan OF 15-Day Disabled List
Joe Smith P 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of San Francisco’s last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
San Francisco is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
San Francisco is 1-8 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
CHICAGO CUBS
Chi Cubs10-3-1 SU in their last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs’s last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs’s last 8 games at home
Chi Cubs are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco
Chi Cubs are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against San Francisco
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
San Francisco’s Overall Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Overall Defense 4.4 9 3.4 1
San Francisco’s Away Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Home Defense 4.3 8 3.1 1
San Francisco’s Road ERA vs Chi Cubs’s Home ERA Allowed 3.8 4 4.8 2
Chi Cubs’s Overall Scoring vs San Francisco’s Overall Defense 5.0 2 3.9 4
Chi Cubs’s Home Scoring vs San Francisco’s Road Defense 4.8 3 4.0 4
Chi Cubs’s Home ERA vs San Francisco’s Road ERA Allowed 2.7 1 3.8 9
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
GIANTS
Giants strike out less than any team in the league with 6.7 per game.
CUBS
Cubs are second lowest scoring team in the league at 3.7 runs per game.
Cubs have the second worst hits stat in the league at 8.1 per game.
Cubs give up the most free passes in the league allowing 3.3 per game.

 

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