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Best Games to Bet on Today: San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates & St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs – June 21, 2016

Best Games to Bet on Today: San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates & St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs – June 21, 2016

Once again, baseball takes the spotlight in today’s edition of the Best Games To Bet On.

Our first game features the second meeting of a long four-game set between the NL West division-leading San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates, who escaped with the 1-0 victory in last night’s opener. Can the Bucs notch another win later, or will the Giants answer back with authority?

Later on at Wrigley Field, the MLB’s No. 1 team Chicago Cubs play host to the St. Louis Cardinals for also the second encounter of a three-game series. The Cards managed to win yesterday’s opener by a slim margin, 3-2. Can they steal another road win against the Cubs?

Read on below for a quick look at both of these games. And if you’re craving for some Euro 2016 action as well, check out our preview of the Group D clash between Turkey and the Czech Republic.

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San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (7:05 PM ET)

Line: San Francisco Giants (-155) at Pittsburgh Pirates (+140); total: 8.0 – view all MLB lines

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The San Francisco Giants will be in good hands in this one, as Johnny Cueto (10-1, 2.10 ERA) takes the hill for them. The former Reds ace has not yielded more than two earned runs since May 2 and is in for a favorable matchup against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cueto is 18-4 with a 2.13 ERA across 28 career starts against the Bucs.

The Pirates, meanwhile, will be countering with a rookie in the form of Wilfredo Boscan (1-0, 2.92 ERA). He’ll be taking the starting spot of Juan Nicasio, who is currently dealing with some family matters. This also marks Boscan’s first career start in the majors.

San Francisco is 6-4 SU in its last 10 road games. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, is 4-6 SU in its previous 10 games at PNC Park.

Writer’s Prediction

Giants (-155) win it, 6-1.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (9:00 PM ET)

Line: St. Louis Cardinals (+133) at Chicago Cubs (-143) – view all MLB lines

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Getting the nod for the St. Louis Cardinals is Adam Wainwright (5-4, 4.78 ERA). He’s been gradually improving throughout each game this season and will march into Wrigley Field tonight with some serious momentum on his side. The right-handed veteran has given up just two runs or fewer in his previous three starts, including a shutout performance against the Astros last Wednesday. The Cards lost that game, 4-1, however.

As for the Chicago Cubs, handling the ball for them will be Jason Hammel (7-2, 2.26 ERA), who’s been having a phenomenal year thus far. He should be able to sustain his fine form tonight considering that he’ll have the constant cheers from a loud Wrigley Field crowd to keep him pumped up through each inning. Hammel boasts a 3-0 record with a quality 2.03 ERA throughout five home starts this season.

St. Louis is 8-2 SU in its past 10 road games. Chicago, meanwhile, is 7-3 SU in Hammel’s last 10 starts at home.

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Writer’s Prediction

The Cubs (-143) win this one, 4-1.

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Written by Bief

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