Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 7/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2022
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Bay Area
The San Francisco Giants (48-49) will try to beat the Chicago Cubs (40-57) at Oracle Park on Thursday. The pitchers taking the mound will be Justin Steele and Alex Wood.
Chicago has a slugging % of .400 and have been rung up 851 times, while taking a walk on 322 occasions. They have earned 392 runs batted in as well as 813 base knocks this year, and their average at the plate comes in at .246. The Cubs have tallied 173 doubles as a team and have knocked 98 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 418 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .321. As a squad, the Chicago Cubs are notching 4.3 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 19th in baseball.
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The Cubs have compiled a team ERA of 4.41 for the year (25th in the league), and their staff has rung up 846 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.60 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.33. Cubs pitchers have given up 126 home runs and 483 runs in total (25th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 325 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.31 as a squad so far this year.
Cubs pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 99 times and also have had 113 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have 31 holds for the year (29th in the league). The Cubs bullpen have a save percentage of 56.4% and stepped onto the hill in 73 save situations. They have accumulated 22 saves so far this year and have blown 17 of their 39 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 132 base runners for the season and 28.8% of them crossed the plate. The Cubs have sent 329 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The Chicago Cubs have accounted for 2,610 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 885 assists and 63 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .982 which has them sitting 25th in baseball, and they have turned 85 double plays. The Cubs have transformed 68.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 7,830 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 23rd in baseball.
Steele has taken the mound for 144 innings and has earned 140 strikeouts thus far in his career. Steele (8-10 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.38 while going up against 631 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.12 (66 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.393. He has given up 133 base knocks (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has 68 free passes.
San Francisco has tallied 115 home runs for the year as well as 435 RBIs. They have notched 155 two-baggers, while taking a walk 357 times and scoring 453 runs. The San Francisco Giants have compiled an OBP of .318 in addition to a batting average of .234 over the course of the season. The Giants hold a team SLG% of .395 and they have an average of 4.67 runs per contest (6th in MLB). They have been rung up on 847 occasions (9th in the league) and have a total of 755 base hits.
The San Francisco pitching staff have given up 425 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 3.90 (371 earned runs given up). They have relinquished 78 homers and they surrender 4.46 runs per 9 innings (18th in baseball). The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.292 in addition to having a FIP of 3.50 as a staff this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.92 (800 strikeouts against 274 walks). They come in at 24th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 833.
San Francisco has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 32 save chances and they have converted 19 saves. They are currently ranked 21st in the league holding a save percentage of 59.4%, and they have sent 346 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 104 times in high leverage situations and on 84 occasions with base runners. San Francisco relievers have an inherited score percentage of 33.6% out of their 125 inherited base runners. Sitting with 76 save situations, the Giants have 41 holds and 13 blown saves.
The San Francisco Giants have gotten 74 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (22nd in the majors). The Giants have racked up 925 assists, 61 errors and are sitting with 2,571 putouts on the campaign. Out of their 7,713 innings on the diamond, the Giants are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.7% (28th in baseball).
Wood (69-56 mark in his career) has earned a 3.56 earned run average while allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.37 and he has faced 4,526 opposing hitters in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 429 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.227 and having a FIP of 3.5. In his MLB career, Wood has allowed 1,025 hits while he has totaled 1,031 strikeouts in 1,084 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago
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