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)

Moneyline

Giants (-142)

Total

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

Name Status Injury
Curt Casali 10 Day Injury List Oblique
Brandon Crawford 10 Day Injury List Knee
Evan Longoria 10 Day Injury List Hamstring
Trevor Rosenthal 15 Day Injury List Hamstring
Zack Littell 15 Day Injury List Oblique
José Álvarez 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Anthony DeSclafani 60 Day Injury List Ankle
Colton Welker 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Matthew Boyd 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Mauricio Llovera 60 Day Injury List Arm
Sam Delaplane 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Cubs Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Nick Madrigal 10 Day Injury List Groin
Andrelton Simmons 10 Day Injury List Shoulder
Jason Heyward 10 Day Injury List Knee
Alec Mills 15 Day Injury List Back
Wade Miley 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Kyle Hendricks 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Codi Heuer 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Manuel Rodriguez 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Michael Hermosillo 60 Day Injury List Quadricep
Ethan Roberts 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Adbert Alzolay 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Brad Wieck 60 Day Injury List Elbow

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.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Wilmer Flores 94 .245 (95) .326 (83) .437 (64) 3.9% (46) 16.0% (42) 9.4% (61)
Thairo Estrada 88 .262 (65) .315 (106) .411 (85) 2.7% (89) 15.5% (36) 5.5% (137)
Joc Pederson 86 .244 (-) .319 (-) .496 (-) 6.0% (-) 22.0% (-) 8.9% (-)
Mike Yastrzemski 87 .230 (126) .325 (84) .403 (93) 2.7% (89) 22.8% (100) 11.6% (25)
Darin Ruf 87 .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.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Ian Happ 95 .282 (37) .366 (22) .446 (58) 2.3% (101) 21.5% (91) 10.7% (43)
Willson Contreras 82 .258 (72) .373 (19) .470 (38) 3.9% (46) 21.6% (94) 10.4% (47)
Nico Hoerner 82 .306 (13) .345 (49) .435 (65) 1.9% (120) 10.2% (6) 4.2% (153)
Patrick Wisdom 93 .221 (137) .317 (100) .438 (63) 4.5% (33) 34.0% (156) 11.1% (37)
Christopher Morel 60 .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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WRITTEN BY

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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