Giants vs Cubs Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – September 9, 2022

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The San Francisco Giants (65-71) will visit the Chicago Cubs (57-80), Friday at 4:05 PM ET, with both squads on losing streaks — four and two in a row, respectively. On the hill for the Giants will be Carlos Rodon (11-7), matched up against the Cubs’ Drew Smyly (5-7).

Despite being the away team the Giants are a moderate moneyline favorite (-150) over the Cubs (+127). The game has an over/under of 8.5 runs.

Giants vs. Cubs Odds

Run Line

San Francisco Giants (-)

Moneyline

Giants (-150)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -105, Under: -113)

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

  • Game Day: Friday, September 9, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:05 PM ET
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Stadium: Wrigley Field

Giants Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Austin Slater 10 Day Injury List Finger
Alex Wood 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
José Álvarez 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Donnie Walton 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Anthony DeSclafani 60 Day Injury List Ankle
Mauricio Llovera 60 Day Injury List Arm
Sam Delaplane 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Sam Long 60 Day Injury List Oblique
Brandon Belt 60 Day Injury List Knee
Colton Welker 60 Day Injury List Shoulder

Cubs Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Patrick Wisdom 10 Day Injury List Finger
Willson Contreras 10 Day Injury List Ankle
Keegan Thompson 15 Day Injury List Back
Justin Steele 15 Day Injury List Back
Steven Brault 15 Day Injury List Shouder
Ethan Roberts 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Adbert Alzolay 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Brad Wieck 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Jason Heyward 60 Day Injury List Knee
Kyle Hendricks 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Alec Mills 60 Day Injury List Back
Codi Heuer 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Last Time Out: Giants and Cubs

The Cubs were defeated by the Reds 4-3 yesterday. Seiya Suzuki led the way offensively after going 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and an RBI in the defeat, while Mark Leiter Jr. took the loss on the mound, pitching zero innings, giving up two earned runs on two hits while striking out one.

Betting Trends

Giants Betting Records and Team Stats

The Giants have been favorites in 91 games this season and won 53 (58.2%) of those contests. San Francisco has a record of 29-25 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -150 on the moneyline. The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 60% chance of a victory for the Giants. Games involving San Francisco have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 68 of 137 chances this season. The Giants are 65-72-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Wilmer Flores 131 .237 (110) .322 (79) .412 (77) 3.3% (62) 16.3% (41) 9.5% (48)
Thairo Estrada 120 .259 (69) .317 (93) .400 (92) 2.6% (83) 16.5% (42) 5.9% (119)
Joc Pederson 114 .265 (-) .345 (-) .522 (-) 6.0% (-) 22.6% (-) 9.2% (-)
Mike Yastrzemski 125 .212 (135) .312 (101) .377 (116) 2.6% (83) 24.9% (117) 11.8% (18)
Brandon Crawford 100 .226 (-) .306 (-) .347 (-) 2.1% (-) 21.6% (-) 8.4% (-)

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have been victorious in 39, or 41.1%, of the 95 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season. This season, Chicago has come away with a win 19 times in 53 chances when named as an underdog of at least +127 or longer on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cubs have a 44.1% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest. Chicago and their opponents have gone over in 58 of their 137 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The Cubs have posted a record of 69-68-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Ian Happ 134 .272 (39) .345 (40) .452 (43) 2.9% (79) 23.7% (103) 9.1% (61)
Nico Hoerner 122 .285 (24) .333 (62) .409 (81) 1.7% (116) 10.9% (5) 5.6% (124)
Seiya Suzuki 97 .264 (-) .337 (-) .436 (-) 3.1% (-) 24.2% (-) 9.4% (-)
Christopher Morel 91 .251 (-) .315 (-) .446 (-) 3.7% (-) 31.2% (-) 8.1% (-)
Rafael Ortega 114 .230 (-) .324 (-) .341 (-) 1.7% (-) 20.4% (-) 12.3% (-)

Giants vs. Cubs Picks and Predictions

Our best pick for Giants vs. Cubs is the Cubs (+127 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. As for the over/under, we pick the over on 8.5 runs.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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