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Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants Prediction 6-18-24 Picks

San Francisco Giants (36-37) vs. Chicago Cubs (34-39)
June 18, 2024 8:05 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago Cubs -110 / San Francisco Giants +100; Over/Under: +9.5
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The San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs meet Tuesday in MLB action from Wrigley Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The San Francisco Giants will send out Logan Webb and Webb is 6-5 with a 3.02 ERA and 78 strikeouts this season. In his career, Webb is 2-1 with a 4.58 ERA and 15 strikeouts against the Cubs. The Chicago Cubs will trot out Justin Steele here and Steele is 0-3 with a 3.22 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. In his career, Steele is 1-2 with a 2.16 ERA and 22 strikeouts against the Giants.

San Francisco Giants Recap

The San Francisco Giants come into this one looking to build on their series-opening 7-6 win over the Cubs in Monday’s action. The win was just what the doctor ordered for the Giants after falling short in their weekend series against the Angels.

Giants Starting To Pick It Up At The Plate

Thairo Estrada has 65 hits along with a team-high 9 home runs and 39 RBIs while also chipping in 13 doubles. Michael Conforto has 44 hits with 8 home runs, 8 doubles and 22 RBIs while Matt Chapman has 62 hits of his own alongside 18 doubles with 8 homers, 30 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. Chapman also has the dubious distinction of leading the Giants with 69 strikeouts this season.

Why the San Francisco Giants will win

  • The Giants have won each of their last five games as underdogs against NL Central opponents.
  • The Cubs have lost four of their last five games as favorites.
  • The Giants have covered the run line in each of their last 19 games as underdogs against NL Central opponents following a win.
  • The Cubs have failed to cover the run line in 13 of their last 14 home games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Cubs have trailed after 5 innings in five of their last seven games as home favorites.

Chicago Cubs Recap

The Chicago Cubs come into this game looking to bounce back after their loss in Monday’s opening matchup. The loss was just another brick in the wall for the Cubs, who are trying to snap a series losing streak which includes the Cardinals, Rays and Reds over the last week and a half.

Cubs Looking For Answers Offensively

Cody Bellinger leads the Cubs with 61 hits including 12 doubles, 9 home runs and 32 RBIs. Nico Hoerner has 57 hits, 13 doubles and a .245 batting average while Christopher Morel has a team-high 13 home runs and 40 RBIs. Michael Busch has 9 homers with 26 RBIs but also has the unfortunate distinction of leading the Cubs with 77 strikeouts as well this season. Ian Happ also has a team-high 15 doubles with 8 home runs and 36 RBIs.

Why the Chicago Cubs will win

  • The Cubs have won each of their last eight Tuesday home games.
  • The Giants have lost six of their last seven night games against the Cubs following a road win.
  • The Cubs have covered the run line in seven of their last eight night games against National League opponents following a loss.
  • The Giants have failed to cover the run line in 10 of their last 11 Tuesday games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Cubs have led after 3 innings in each of their last five Tuesday games against the Giants at Wrigley Field.

Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants Prediction

I’m on the Giants here. I know Justin Steele has started to turn a corner in some of his recent outings, but I’m not ready to just jump back on board with him because the Cubs lineup behind him hasn’t been trustworthy enough to think that they’ll be able to rally behind him with run support. The Giants have also been one of the best teams in baseball in June against left-handed pitching. Logan Webb normally pitches his best at home, but I think he pitches well enough here to guide the Giants to a win. Give me San Francisco.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: San Francisco +100

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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