San Francisco 6 @ Chi. Cubs 1 | 09/10 | 6:20 PM UTC
San Francisco -145
ANALYSIS: Had a 5-1 Thursday in MLB picks with a slight strategy change, and in that regard I should be taking Cubs runline here. Thing is, I can't do it. The Giants are playing their ideal starting lineup and while they are using a bullpen day, the first two guys planned have been lights out. I used to stay away from fading the Cubs when Kyle Hendricks was on the mound, but he has really fallen off of late overall and has an ERA of 5.56 at home and 5.08 during the day (used to be money in home day games). San Francisco is 35-15 in day games. The Giants were off Thursday or I'd worry about the early Pacific time start. Will Kris Bryant homer in his return to Wrigley?