|MLB Giants vs. Cubs Picks & Predictions for August 21, 2014|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:15|
Giants vs. Cubs Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Giants are -158 money line favorites over the Cubs, who are +146 money line home underdogs. The total for tonight’s 8:05PM ET start time is currently sitting at 8 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Giants opened as -150 money line favorites but their odds jumped to -158, while the Cubs’ odds have gone from +138 to +146. The total, meanwhile, opened at 8 and that’s where it currently sits at most online and Vegas sports books.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Bumgarner takes the hill for the Giants sporting a 13-9 record and a 3.14 ERA, while Wood currently owns a 7-10 record and a 4.86 ERA. San Francisco is 66-58 overall and 34-26 on the road, while Chicago is 54-71 overall and 28-32 at home.
MLB FREE PICK: Take San Francisco. According to MLB trends, the Giants are 6-1 in their last seven road games versus the Cubs and 13-6 in their last 19 games overall versus the Cubs. The Giants are also 4-1 in their last four games overall, 7-1 in their last eight games as a favorite, and 5-0 in Bumgarner’s last five starts as road favorite. On the other side, the Cubs are 1-5 in Wood’s last six starts with the total set between 7 and 8.5 runs, 9-19 in his 28 starts as a home underdog and 0-4 in their last four games as underdog.
MLB FREE PICK: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS -158