Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 7/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Friday, July 29, 2022
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+115) San Francisco (-135)
The San Francisco Giants (48-50) are welcoming the Chicago Cubs (40-57) at Oracle Park on Friday. The line on this matchup has Chicago at +115 while San Francisco is sitting at -135. The total is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Marcus Stroman and Alex Cobb.
The Cubs have tallied 173 doubles as a unit and have hit 98 balls out of the park. Chicago has a slugging rate of .400 and have been called out on strikes 851 times, while drawing a walk on 322 occasions. As a squad, the Chicago Cubs are compiling 4.3 runs per game, which ranks them 20th in MLB. They have recorded 392 RBI's in addition to 813 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .246. They are sitting with 418 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .321.
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The Cubs have compiled a team ERA of 4.41 on the campaign (25th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 846 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.60 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.33. Cubs pitchers have allowed 126 home runs in addition to 483 total runs (25th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 325 opposing players and their FIP is 4.32 as a unit on the year.
The Cubs have sent 329 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The relief pitchers have inherited 132 runners on the campaign and 28.8% of those players crossed home plate. They have earned 22 saves on the season and have blown 17 of 39 save chances. The Cubs relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 56.4% and has come into the game in 73 save situations. The relievers have racked up 31 holds on the campaign (29th in baseball). Cubs relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 99 times in addition to having 113 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago Cubs have a total of 2,610 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 885 assists and 63 errors. Their fielding rate is at .982 which ranks 27th in the majors, and have a total of 85 double plays. The Cubs have turned 68.8% of balls in play into outs in their 7,830 innings on the field, which has them sitting 22nd in the majors.
Stroman (63-65 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.62 and he has faced 4,532 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,068 base knocks (8.8 hits per 9 innings) with 305 free passes. His ERA is 3.67 (445 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.260. Stroman has taken the mound for 1,090 frames and has totaled 912 punch outs during his career.
San Francisco has a total of 115 HRs over the course of the season as well as 437 runs batted in. They have put up 158 doubles, while walking 360 times as well as putting up 456 runs. The San Francisco Giants have accumulated an on-base percentage of .317 and a team batting average of .234 so far this year. The Giants hold a slugging percentage of .394 and they are recording 4.65 runs per game (6th in the league). They have struck out on 854 occasions (9th in baseball) and have a total of 762 hits.
The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.290 in addition to having a FIP of 3.52 as a squad over the course of the season. They are currently ranked 24th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 841. The San Francisco pitching staff have allowed 430 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 3.91 (376 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.93 (806 strikeouts vs 275 bases on balls). They have relinquished 80 HR's and they concede 4.47 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league).
San Francisco has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 32 save opportunities and they have earned 19 saves. They are ranked 22nd in the league with a save rate of 59.4%, and they have sent 348 relievers onto the diamond on the year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 104 times in high leverage situations and also on 84 occasions with runners on base. San Francisco relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 33.6% out of their 125 inherited base runners. With 76 save situations, the Giants have accrued 41 holds in addition to 13 blown saves.
The San Francisco Giants have turned 74 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (23rd in pro baseball). The Giants have recorded 933 assists, 63 errors and have earned 2,595 putouts on the season. Out of their 7,785 innings played, the Giants have a defensive efficiency of 67.7% (28th in baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Cobb has given up 1,057 base hits while he has totaled 890 strikeouts in 1,086 frames. He has allowed 470 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.269 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.76 and he has gone up against 4,563 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Cobb (66-64 mark in his career) has a 3.89 earned run average while allowing 8.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco (-135)
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