[9:40 PM] Cubs @ Giants

Who will WIN this matchup?

Chicago Cubs

@ San Francisco Giants


Starting Pitchers:

Arrieta (CHC): 18-8; 3.18 ERA

Bumgarner (SF) 15-9; 2.74 ERA


Last 10 Games Played:

Chicago Cubs: 6-3-1

San Francisco Giants: 7-3


Current odds:

Chicago Cubs: (-105)

San Francisco Giants: (-105)


ESPN simulations have Chicago as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on San Francisco to win as (TBD) underdogs.

Madison Bumgarner looks to continue his impressive postseason success and keep the San Francisco Giants alive when they host the Chicago Cubs on Monday in Game 3 of their National League Division Series. The left-hander is 5-1 with one save and a 0.88 ERA in eight contests over his last two postseasons (2014 and 2016) after shutting out the New York Mets 3-0 in the Wild-Card Game on Wednesday.

Arrieta posted a 12-2 record and 2.10 ERA through June but split his final 12 decisions, going 2-3 with a 4.60 ERA in September. The 30-year-old TCU product, who has 40 wins and a Cy Young Award (2015) to his credit over the last two seasons, owns a 4-2 mark with a 1.82 ERA in six career starts versus the Cubs. Arrieta has held Posey, Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt to a combined 2-for-38, but Angel Pagan is 5-for-11 against him.

Bumgarner baffled the Mets with a four-hitter, striking out six and walking a pair in improving his career postseason numbers to 8-3 with a 1.94 ERA and 0.86 WHIP. The 27-year-old cooled off in the second half of the regular season as well, going 5-5 with a 3.80 ERA after posting a 10-4 record and 1.94 ERA before the All-Star break. Bumgarner went 9-4 with a 2.14 ERA at home this year and has fared well against the Cubs in his career (8-2, 2.25).

Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo, who belted 32 homers and knocked in 109 runs during the regular season, went 0-for-7 in the first two games

The Giants have won nine straight elimination games, the longest such streak in major-league history.

Chicago has gone 2-4 in six games at San Francisco over the last two years and went 46-34 on the road during the regular season.

StreakSmarts Pick: San Francisco Giants

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick