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Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants Picks, Predictions, Odds

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Analysis

The Cubs and Giants will square off at Oracle Park for the fourth of a four-game set on Sunday, July 31, 2022.

The Cubs are in third place in the National League Central with a 41-59 ledger, which includes a 21-27 mark on the road. The Giants begin Sunday’s play with a 50-51 record, good for third place in the National League West behind the Padres and Dodgers. The Dodgers lead San Francisco by 17.5 games, and the Padres now lead them by 5.5 games.

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Prediction

The Giants send LHP Carlos Rodon to the hill against Chicago’s 19th ranked scoring offense on Sunday night (4.28 RSPG), who’s posted excellent numbers in his first campaign with a San Francisco sitting 8-6 with a 3.18 ERA across 20 appearances this season (1.12 WHIP), despite surrendering five runs in each of his last two starts (11 IP, 10 ER).

On the other hand, the Cubs send RHP Adrian Sampson to the mound against San Francisco’s eighth-ranked scoring offense tonight (4.62 RSPG), who’s been solid in a brief stint for Chicago this season currently owning a 3.20 ERA and 1.17 WHIP across six starts, despite owning a lackluster record of 0-1.

I’ll back San Francisco to cover here, as Sampson is 7-15 with a 4.82 ERA in 31 career starts (59 G, 1.37 WHIP), despite posting a solid 3.06 ERA and 1.12 WHIP across 10 starts since joining the Cubs (18 G); setting the stage for an unfavorable matchup against the Giants and Rodon, who’s still 4-2 with a 2.86 ERA across his last 11 outings for San Francisco (1.03 WHIP).

Score Prediction: Giants 6, Cubs 3
Best Bet: Giants -1.5 (+115)

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Odds

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Resources

  • Date: Sunday, July 31, 2022
  • Matchup: NL Central vs. NL West
  • Venue: Oracle Park
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Time-TV: 7:00 p.m. ET – ESPN

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants – Current Form

The Cubs won six straight games prior to their current series against San Francisco, in which they have lost two of the first three games. The Cubs held San Francisco to two runs this past Friday, which was barely enough for Chicago to hold onto a 4-2 victory. Chicago's offense has averaged 3.33 runs per game across the first three games of this series. The Giants are 2-8 in their last 10 games, despite picking up wins in two of the first three games of this series. San Francisco got swept in back-to-back series by the Dodgers and Diamondbacks prior to its current set against Chicago.

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants – Pitching Matchup

Chicago: Adrian Sampson (0-1, 3.20 ERA)

Adrian Sampson will make his seventh start of the season for Chicago, who’s hoping to find some traction after posting a 0-1 record and 3.20 ERA thus far, while tallying a 1.17 WHIP, nine walks, and 26 strikeouts across 39.1 innings of action. Chicago's 30-year-old right-hander took a no-decision in his last start, which came at home against Pittsburgh, in which he allowed two runs on six hits across seven innings. Sampson is 0-0 with a 2.53 ERA across two starts on the road this season, which includes seven walks, 16 strikeouts, and a 0.94 WHIP over 10.2 innings of action.

San Francisco: Carlos Rodon (8-6, 3.18 ERA)

Carlos Rodon takes the hill for San Francisco in this contest as he makes his 20th start of the season hoping to build some positive momentum after giving up five runs in back-to-back starts. Despite his recent struggles, Musgrove is 8-6 with a 3.18 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, 39 walks and 148 strikeouts over 116 innings of work this season. Rodon owns a record of 4-1 at home this season, and in those outings, he's posted a 2.05 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, 17 walks, and 63 strikeouts in 44 innings of work.

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants – Series History

The Giants are 8-2 in their last ten regular-season matchups against the Cubs.

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