Chicago Cubs (47-65) at San Francisco (64-49), 10:15 p.m. EDT, Sports.com Line: San Francisco -195, Chicago Cubs +182 Total: 6.5
The Cubs are 1-11 in their last 12 games including a four-game losing skid. Tonight they are faced with the tall task of trying to beat Tim Lincecum (11-5, 3.14 ERA). Although he’s not pitching to his two-time National League Cy Young form, Lincecum is still having a good season. He’s 7-3 at home with eight quality starts in 11 starts. Sports Scores
Ryan Dempster (9-8, 3.76 ERA) will start tonight for the Cubs. Despite his 3-1 mark in his last six starts, Dempster has a 4.54 ERA and a 1.81 WHIP over this span. Baseball Scores
FoxSheets says the Cubs are 29-43 (-20.6 units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season. The average score was CUBS 3.9, OPPONENT 5.0 – (Rating = 2*). And when the right-hander is Tim Lincecum, it’s tough to not go with the Giants.