Giants vs Cubs Odds, Picks & Predictions – July 28

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A series opener between the Chicago Cubs (40-57) and San Francisco Giants (48-49) is scheduled for Thursday at 9:45 PM ET, at Oracle Park. On the hill for the Giants will be Alex Wood (6-8), opposed by the Cubs’ Justin Steele (4-6).

The Giants are moderate favorites on the moneyline (-142) at home over the Cubs (+120). The contest has an over/under set at 8.

Giants vs. Cubs Odds

Run Line

San Francisco Giants (-1.5)


Giants (-142)


8 Runs (Over: -109, Under: -111)

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When, Where, at What Time is Giants vs. Cubs

  • Game Day: Thursday, July 28, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:45 PM ET
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Stadium: Oracle Park

Giants Injury Report

Curt Casali10 Day Injury ListOblique
Brandon Crawford10 Day Injury ListKnee
Evan Longoria10 Day Injury ListHamstring
Trevor Rosenthal15 Day Injury ListHamstring
Zack Littell15 Day Injury ListOblique
José Álvarez60 Day Injury ListElbow
Anthony DeSclafani60 Day Injury ListAnkle
Colton Welker60 Day Injury ListShoulder
Matthew Boyd60 Day Injury ListElbow
Mauricio Llovera60 Day Injury ListArm
Sam Delaplane60 Day Injury ListElbow

Cubs Injury Report

Nick Madrigal10 Day Injury ListGroin
Andrelton Simmons10 Day Injury ListShoulder
Jason Heyward10 Day Injury ListKnee
Alec Mills15 Day Injury ListBack
Wade Miley15 Day Injury ListShoulder
Kyle Hendricks15 Day Injury ListShoulder
Codi Heuer60 Day Injury ListElbow
Manuel Rodriguez60 Day Injury ListElbow
Michael Hermosillo60 Day Injury ListQuadricep
Ethan Roberts60 Day Injury ListElbow
Adbert Alzolay60 Day Injury ListShoulder
Brad Wieck60 Day Injury ListElbow

Last Time Out: Giants and Cubs

The Giants’ matchup yesterday versus the Diamondbacks finished in a 5-3 loss. Thairo Estrada went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the defeat, while Logan Webb threw six innings, giving up four earned runs on seven hits while striking out five en route to taking the loss.

Thursday, the Cubs beat the Pirates 4-2. Keegan Thompson was the winning pitcher after throwing seven innings without giving up an earned run on four hits, while striking out seven. Seiya Suzuki led the Cubs’ offense, going 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and an RBI.

Betting Trends

Giants Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Giants have won 39 out of the 70 games, or 55.7%, in which they’ve been favored. This season, San Francisco has won 21 of its 43 games, or 48.8%, when favored by at least -142 on the moneyline. The Giants have a 58.7% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. San Francisco’s games have gone over the total in 49 of their 98 chances. The Giants are 47-51-0 against the spread in their 98 chances this season.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Wilmer Flores94.245 (95).326 (83).437 (64)3.9% (46)16.0% (42)9.4% (61)
Thairo Estrada88.262 (65).315 (106).411 (85)2.7% (89)15.5% (36)5.5% (137)
Joc Pederson86.244 (-).319 (-).496 (-)6.0% (-)22.0% (-)8.9% (-)
Mike Yastrzemski87.230 (126).325 (84).403 (93)2.7% (89)22.8% (100)11.6% (25)
Darin Ruf87.222 (134).331 (74).383 (118)3.6% (61)26.6% (133)12.8% (11)

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have been underdogs in 68 games this season and have come away with the win 28 times (41.2%) in those contests. Chicago has a win-loss record of 17-24 when favored by +120 or worse by bookmakers this year. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cubs have a 45.5% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest. Chicago and their opponents have gone over in 42 of their 97 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The Cubs are 50-47-0 against the spread in their 97 games that had a posted line this season.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Ian Happ95.282 (37).366 (22).446 (58)2.3% (101)21.5% (91)10.7% (43)
Willson Contreras82.258 (72).373 (19).470 (38)3.9% (46)21.6% (94)10.4% (47)
Nico Hoerner82.306 (13).345 (49).435 (65)1.9% (120)10.2% (6)4.2% (153)
Patrick Wisdom93.221 (137).317 (100).438 (63)4.5% (33)34.0% (156)11.1% (37)
Christopher Morel60.277 (-).350 (-).485 (-)3.5% (-)29.2% (-)9.6% (-)

Giants vs. Cubs Picks and Predictions

We predict that the Giants will pick up the victory in this game, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-142). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we see the final scoring winding up over the total (8 runs).

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Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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