Bet the Total: White Sox vs. Giants 7/2/22

by | Jul 2, 2022 | mlb

Chicago White Sox vs San Francisco Giants

Date: Saturday, July 2nd, 04:05 ET

Location: Oracle Park

TV: NBCSCH

Money Line: White Sox 113 / Giants -135 (Get the best lines >>>)

Total Line: 7.0

STARTING PITCHING

Chicago: Dylan Cease (6-3, 2.56)
San Francisco: Logan Webb (7-2, 3.04)

White Sox Projected Lineup

Gavin Sheets RF
Josh Harrison 2B
AJ Pollock LF
Yoán Moncada 3B
Reese McGuire C
Luis Robert CF
José Abreu 1B
Tim Anderson SS
Andrew Vaughn 1B
Dylan Cease P

Giants Projected Lineup

Wilmer Flores 2B
Tommy La Stella 3B
Brandon Belt 1B
LaMonte Wade Jr RF
Thairo Estrada SS
Evan Longoria 3B
Curt Casali C
Joc Pederson LF
Mike Yastrzemski CF
Logan Webb P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Chicago White Sox: 36-39-0 SU / OU 35-37-3 / Run Line W/L 35-40-0
San Francisco Giants: 40-35-0 SU / OU 35-35-5 / Run Line W/L 37-38-0

The San Francisco Giants host the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, July 2nd at Oracle Park. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 04:05 ET. The MLB Odds Board places San Francisco as the favorite (-135), with an OU line set at 7.0.

Recent Form

The Chicago White Sox head into today’s matchup after picking up a close win over the Giants by the score of 1-0. On their way to the victory, the pitching staff gave up 0 runs on 3 hits. The team was able to pick up the win despite scoring just 1 run on their 6 hits. Chicago picked up the win, despite getting 135.0 on the moneyline. Together, the White Sox and Giants stayed below the over-under line set at 7.5 runs. This outcome pushed Chicago’s over-under record further below .500 at 35-37-3.

The White Sox come into this game with a 3-2 record over their last 5 contests. Over this stretch, the team has a positive run differential at +5. In their last 5 contests, Chicago is averaging 4.0 runs per game, right in line with their season average of 4.13. Chicago’s overall series record is just 11-11-3.

The Giants will look to bounce back from a tight 1-0 loss to the White Sox. Even in the loss, the pitching staff allowed just 1 run on 6 hits. With their 3 hits, the Giants could only plate 0 runners. San Francisco dropped the game despite being favored at -150.0. So far, the team has won 57.9% of the games in which they were favored. With this result, the Giants and White Sox combined to fall below the over-under line of 7.5 runs. The Giants now have a .500 over-under record of 35-35-5.

The Giants come into today’s game looking to turn things around, as they are just 2-3 over their last 5 games. This recent slump is backed by a scoring margin of -1 over their last 5 games. If San Francisco is going to pick up their play, they need to improve their offensive performance. Over their last 5 contests, they are averaging just 3.6 runs per game, compared to a season average of 4.77. On the season, San Francisco has won more than half of their series, going 12-10-4.

Pitching Matchup

Chicago will roll with Dylan Cease (6-3) as their starter. In his previous outings, Cease has lasted an average of 5.4 innings, putting together an ERA of just 2.56. So far, batters are hitting just 0.209 against him. Not only does Cease have a strong batting average allowed, but he has also avoided giving up home runs. In his previous outings, opponents are averaging just 0.67 HR/9 Per game, Dylan Cease is averaging 8.07, on a strikeout percentage of 35.0%. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 4.11 walks per outing.

San Francisco will roll with Logan Webb (7-2) as their starter. Heading into the game, Webb has appeared in 15 contests, posting an ERA of just 3.04. On average, he pitches 6.08 innings per appearance. In his previous outings, right-hander opponents are hitting 0.235 off the right-hander. Opposing batters are hitting for power at a below-average rate against Webb, as he is allowing just 0.59 per 9 innings. In terms of strikeouts, Logan Webb has a strong K% of 22.0%, including a per game average of 5.4. Command has been a problem for Webb, as he is giving up 2.16 walks per outing.

Chicago vs San Francisco History

For the season, the Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants will be playing their 2nd game of the season. Chicago has the lead in the series at 1-0. The over-under record in this series sits at 0-1. The average run total in these games is nan runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 1.0 runs.

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Betting Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox’s last 7 games
  • Chi White Sox is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing San Francisco
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco’s last 8 games when playing Chi White Sox
  • San Francisco is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games

Chicago White Sox at San Francisco Giants Prediction

Heading into Saturday’s interleague action between Chicago and San Francisco, the Giants are the favorite on the moneyline. Both starting pitchers come into the game throwing the ball well, as Logan Webb has given up just 2 over his past 3 starts. On the other side, Dylan Cease is coming off two outings in which he racked up 13 and 11 strikeouts, respectively. I see this game staying below 7 runs.

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