[8:40 PM] Cubs @ Giants

Who will WIN this matchup?

Chicago Cubs

@ San Francisco Giants


Starting Pitchers:

Lackey (CHC): 11-8; 3.35ERA

Moore (SF) 13-12; 4.08ERA


Last 10 Games Played:

Chicago Cubs: 6-3-1

San Francisco Giants: 7-3


Current odds:

Chicago Cubs: (-120)

San Francisco Giants: (+111)


ESPN simulations have San Francisco as 50.8% favorites to win the game.

53% of sports bets are currently on Chicago to win as (-120) favorites.

he San Francisco Giants refuse to panic in elimination games and second baseman Joe Panik thrived to became their latest postseason hero. The Giants have won a record 10 straight in elimination contests and they attempt to tie the best-of-five National League Division Series at 2-2 when they host the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.

Panik reached base five times on three hits and two walks Monday and belted the blistering walkoff RBI double off the wall in right-center field to provide San Francisco with a 6-5, 13-inning victory.

Lackey is a veteran of the postseason wars dating to 2002 and has compiled an 8-5 record and 3.11 ERA in 23 career appearances (20 starts). Lackey, who turns 38 later this month, is 1-1 with a 2.37 ERA in three career starts against San Francisco, including a no-decision Sept. 4 when he gave up two runs (one earned) and one hit in five innings.

Moore is making his fifth postseason appearance and third start, with the others coming when he played for the Tampa Bay Rays — then managed by Maddon. Moore went 1-1 with a 4.41 ERA in those four appearances that occurred when he was 22 and 24 years old and he said he learned from the experience.

Chicago 1B Anthony Rizzo is hitless in 13 at-bats in the series and is just 6-for-45 in his postseason career.


StreakSmarts Pick: San Francisco Giants

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick