Cubs vs. Giants Betting Odds & Predictions 7/31/22

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Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants

Date: Sunday July 31st, 07:08 ET

Location: Oracle Park


Money Line: Cubs 153 / Giants -185

Total Line: 7.5


Chicago: Adrian Sampson (0-1, 3.2)
San Francisco: Carlos Rodón (8-6, 3.18)

Cubs Projected Lineup

Frank Schwindel 1B
Yan Gomes C
Nico Hoerner SS
Patrick Wisdom 3B
Seiya Suzuki RF
Nelson Velazquez CF
Ian Happ LF
Christopher Morel CF
Willson Contreras C
Adrian Sampson P

Giants Projected Lineup

LaMonte Wade Jr LF
David Villar 3B
Mike Yastrzemski RF
Thairo Estrada SS
Luis Gonzalez P
Joey Bart C
Wilmer Flores 2B
Brandon Belt 1B
Tommy La Stella 3B
Carlos Rodón P


Chicago Cubs: 41-59-0 SU / OU 45-49-6 / Run Line W/L 52-48-0
San Francisco Giants: 50-51-0 SU / OU 49-47-5 / Run Line W/L 46-55-0

The San Francisco Giants host the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, July 31st at Oracle Park. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 07:08 ET. The MLB Odds Board places San Francisco as the favorite (-185), with an OU line set at 7.5.

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The Cubs will look to rebound from a close, 5-4 loss to the Giants. Chicago’s pitching staff finished the game by allowing 7 hits, leading to 5 runs. The Cubs ended the game with just 4 runs on 10 hits. Chicago’s loss came as the underdog, getting 120.0 on the moneyline. This game went over the posted over-under line of 8.0 runs. The Cubs now have an over-under record of 45-49-6.

In the Cubs’ last 5 games, they are above .500, going 3-2. Over this stretch, the team has a positive run differential at +2. Chicago has put together this record, despite averaging just 3.4 runs per game, compared to their season average of 4.28. Chicago’s overall series record is just 11-16-5.

The Giants are coming off a tight 5-4 win over the Cubs. In the win, the pitching staff allowed just 4 runs on 10 hits. At the plate, the Giants scored 5 times on 7 hits. Heading into action, San Francisco was the favorite at -130.0. So far, the team has won 55% of the games in which they were favored. The Giants and Cubs went over the run total line set at 8.0 runs. Overall, the team has gone over the betting line in over half of their games, going 49-47-5.

In their last 5 contests, the Giants have just 2 wins, going 2-3. During this time, the team has a run differential of -5. 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 3.4 runs per game, compared to a season average of 4.62. On the season, San Francisco has won more than half of their series, going 15-13-5.


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Pitching Matchup

Adrian Sampson gets the start for the Cubs, with an overall record of 0-1. Through 8 appearances, Sampson has an ERA of just 3.2 while averaging 4.89 innings per appearance. Across his previous appearances, the right-hander has a batting average allowed of 0.242. Opposing batters are hitting for power at a below-average rate against Sampson, as he is allowing just 0.69 per 9 innings. Sampson is in the bottom half of the league in strikeouts, averaging just 3.25 K’s per game. This includes a strikeout percentage of 16.0%. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 2.06 walks per contest.

The San Francisco Giants will send Carlos Rodón to the mound with an overall record of 8-6. In his previous outings, Rodón has lasted an average of 5.8 innings, putting together an ERA of just 3.18. Hits have been hard to come by against the right-hander, as his batting average allowed is just 0.214. In addition, to his strong BA allowed, he has been able to limit power, allowing just 0.54 home runs allowed per 9 innings. Overall, Carlos Rodón has struck out 31.0% of the batters he has faced. On average, he averages 7.4 K’s per game. Rodón comes into the game hoping to improve his walk numbers, as he is averaging 3.03 free passes per outing.

Chicago vs San Francisco History

Today’s matchup between the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants will be their 4th meeting of the season. San Francisco holds the edge in the series at 2-1. The over-under record in this series sits at 1-2. The average run total in these games is 10.43 runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 1.67 runs. Dating back to last season, the San Francisco picked up 6 wins compared to 1, taking the season series. In these 7 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 4-3. Last year, the Cubs and Giants averaged 10.43 runs per game. The average scoring differential in this series was 3.86 runs per game.

Betting Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants Prediction

Heading into Sunday night’s matchup between Chicago and San Francisco, the Giants are the heavy favorite to come away with the win. However, Carlos Rodon has given up 5 runs in each of his last 2 outings, and the team has lost both games. With Adrian Sampson on the mound, look for the Cubs to take down the Giants and their inconsistent lineup.

Free MLB Pick: Cubs Money Line.

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