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San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Prediction 6-26-24 Picks

Chicago Cubs (37-42) vs. San Francisco Giants (37-42)
June 26, 2024 9:45 pm EDT
The Line: San Francisco Giants / Chicago Cubs ; Over/Under: -
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The Chicago Cubs and the San Francisco Giants meet Wednesday in MLB action from Oracle Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Chicago Cubs did not have a starting pitcher announced at the time that this article was posted. The San Francisco Giants will start Hayden Birdsong here for his major league debut.

Chicago Cubs Recap

The Chicago Cubs come into this one looking to bounce back after a 5-1 loss to the Giants in game two on Tuesday. The loss meant that at best, the Cubs would be able to earn a series split from this set, putting themselves at risk of back-to-back series losses after falling short against the Mets last weekend.

Cubs Struggling To Find Consistent Play

Entering Tuesday’s action, Cody Bellinger leads the Cubs with 70 hits including 13 doubles, 9 home runs and 34 RBIs. Nico Hoerner has 62 hits, 14 doubles and a .241 batting average while Christopher Morel has a team-high 15 home runs and 45 RBIs. Michael Busch has 9 homers with 27 RBIs but has 84 strikeouts as well this season. Ian Happ also has a team-high 16 doubles with 9 home runs and 40 RBIs but also has the unfortunate distinction of leading the Cubs with 85 strikeouts this season.

Why the Chicago Cubs will win

  • The Giants have lost three of their last four games at Oracle Park following a win.
  • The Cubs have covered the run line in five of their last six night games following a road loss.
  • The Giants have failed to cover the run line in three of their last four home games following a home win.

San Francisco Giants Recap

The San Francisco Giants will be out to keep the ball rolling after back-to-back wins in the series and will look to nab the series win here to bounce back after being swept by the Cardinals and losing their last series against the Cubs this time last week.

Giants Starting To Warm Up Offensively

Going into Tuesday’s matchup, Thairo Estrada has 66 hits along with a team-high 9 home runs and 39 RBIs while also chipping in 14 doubles. Michael Conforto has 46 hits with 8 home runs, 9 doubles and 25 RBIs while Matt Chapman has 66 hits of his own alongside 19 doubles with 8 homers, 30 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. Chapman also has the dubious distinction of leading the Giants with 76 strikeouts this season.

Why the San Francisco Giants will win

  • The Giants have won each of their last seven home games against National League opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Cubs have lost seven of their last eight road games against National League opponents.
  • The Giants have covered the run line in eight of their last nine home games against National League opponents.
  • The Cubs have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight games against NL West opponents.

San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Prediction

I’m on the Giants in this one. I just can’t get there with the Cubs and the issues that they’ve had in this series and the offense continues to be inconsistent for the Cubs at the plate. The Giants are playing the better baseball by a fair margin in this series, and Birdsong is just the next man up in a deep farm system for the Giants. I think the Giants keep the momentum going and get another win on Wednesday. Give me San Francisco.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: San Francisco Giants TBA

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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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