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Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants: Predictions, Odds and Scores

The upcoming showdown between the

Chicago Cubs

and the

San Francisco Giants

promises to be a real beauty in the MLB regular season. Both teams have been up and down this season, so this game is definitely a must-watch for sports fans and punters alike.

Game Details


Date:

June 18, 2024


Time:

02:05 AM (ET)


Location:

Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL

Squad Performance and Stats

Starting Pitchers

Recent Performances

  • June 15: Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals (Pending Score)
  • June 14: Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals (Pending Score)
  • June 14: Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Chicago Cubs (Loss)
  • June 13: Tampa Bay Rays 3-4 Chicago Cubs (Win)
  • June 12: Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 Chicago Cubs (Loss)
  • June 15: San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Angels (Pending Score)
  • June 15: San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Angels (Pending Score)
  • June 12: San Francisco Giants 5-3 Houston Astros (Win)
  • June 12: San Francisco Giants 1-3 Houston Astros (Loss)
  • June 11: San Francisco Giants 4-3 Houston Astros (Win)

Team Leaders


  • Hits:

    Cody Bellinger – batting .267, 59 hits, 9 dingers

  • RBI:

    Christopher Morel – batting .205, 40 runs batted in, 49 hits

  • ERA:

    Shintaro Imanaga – earned run average of 1.96, 6 wins, 1 loss

  • Hits:

    Matt Chapman – batting .236, 60 hits, 8 homers

  • RBI:

    Thairo Estrada – batting .235, 32 RBIs, 59 hits

  • ERA:

    Tyler Rogers – earned run average of 2.46, 0 wins, 1 loss

Injury Reports

  • Ben Brown – 15-Day IR (Neck)
  • Yency Almonte – 15-Day IR (Shoulder)
  • Daniel Palencia – 15-Day IR (Shoulder)
  • Adbert Alzolay – 60-Day IR (Forearm)
  • Caleb Kilian – 60-Day IR (Shoulder)
  • Julian Merryweather – 60-Day IR (Shoulder)
  • LaMonte Wade – 10-Day IR (Hamstring)
  • Marco Luciano – 10-Day IR (Undisclosed)
  • Blake Snell – 15-Day IR (Groin)
  • Jung Hoo Lee – 60-Day IR (Labrum)
  • Ethan Small – 60-Day IR (Oblique)
  • Tristan Beck – 60-Day IR (Arm)
  • Alex Cobb – 60-Day IR (Hip)
  • Tom Murphy – 60-Day IR (Head)
  • Robbie Ray – 60-Day IR (Elbow)
  • Austin Warren – 60-Day IR (Elbow)

Predictions

Based on the performance data and previous matchups, it’s clear that this game could go either way. The Chicago Cubs have a slightly better team batting average and on-base percentage, while the Giants have a slightly better ERA and a few more home runs. Additionally, the Giants are dealing with some significant injuries that could impact their performance.

The Cubs’ starting pitcher, Justin Steele, hasn’t won a game yet, but has shown a lot of potential with a lower WHIP compared to Logan Webb from the Giants. On the offensive side, Cody Bellinger and Christopher Morel will be key players for the Cubs, while Matt Chapman and Thairo Estrada are crucial for the Giants.

Considering all the factors, including the Giants’ injuries, the prediction slightly leans towards the Chicago Cubs. It will be important for the Cubs to make use of their home advantage at Wrigley Field.

Predicted Score: Chicago Cubs 4 – 3 San Francisco Giants

The upcoming showdown between the Chicago Cubs and the San Francisco Giants is expected to be a close game. Both teams have similar win-loss records, so it could come down to a few key plays. By looking at how the teams have been performing lately and the stats of the players, it’s clear that the starting pitchers will play a crucial role.

Logan Webb of the Giants has been doing well this season, with a record of 6-5, an ERA of 3.02, and 78 strikeouts. On the other hand, Justin Steele of the Cubs hasn’t won a game yet, but he has an ERA of 3.22 and a WHIP of 1.09, showing his ability to control the game.

The Cubs’ offense, led by Cody Bellinger with a .267 batting average and nine home runs, will likely give Webb a run for his money. Meanwhile, the Giants will rely on Matt Chapman to lead their attacks. Despite having a lower batting average than the Cubs, the Giants have been hitting more home runs.

Recently, the Cubs have been alternating between wins and losses, while the Giants have a slight advantage in their current form, coming off a win against the Houston Astros. However, the Giants have more players on the injury list, which could affect their performance.

Taking into consideration the pitchers’ stats, batting strengths, recent form, and injuries, the Cubs seem to have a slight edge going into this game. Therefore, the final prediction is a narrow 4-3 victory for the Cubs.

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