Giants Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 29, 2022

Written By Staff on July 30, 2022

Ian Happ has 98 hits this season, and will try to collect his 100th when the Chicago Cubs (40-58) meet the San Francisco Giants (49-49) on Friday at 10:15 PM ET. Alex Cobb starts for San Francisco (-137 to win) while Chicago (+116) will counter with Marcus Stroman.

The betting insights in what follows reference odds valid as of July 29, 2022 at 9:34 PM ET.

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Giants vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Cobb (SF) Pitcher Stroman (CHC)
3 – 4 W/L 3 – 5
76.0 IP 61.2
4.62 ERA 4.38
1.355 WHIP 1.151
8.8 K/9 8.6
2.6 BB/9 2.5

Giants Probable Starter Alex Cobb

  • Cobb (3-4 with a 4.62 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 76 innings pitched) gets the start for the Giants, his 16th of the season.
  • His most recent time out was on Sunday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, when the righty tossed 5 2/3 innings, surrendering four earned runs while giving up eight hits.
  • In 15 games this season, the 34-year-old has put up an ERA of 4.62, with 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .268 against him.
  • Cobb has collected three quality starts this season.
  • He will match up with a Cubs team that is batting .245 as a unit (14th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .398 (13th in MLB) with 99 total home runs (18th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 29, 2022 at 9:34 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Cobb

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Yan Gomes 7 .429 3 0 0 .429 1.000

Cubs Probable Starter Marcus Stroman

  • The Cubs’ Stroman (3-5) will make his 13th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings while giving up one earned run on five hits in a matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • The 31-year-old has pitched in 12 games this season with an ERA of 4.38, a 3.471 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.151.
  • He has earned a quality start four times in 12 starts this season.
  • The Giants have scored 460 runs this season, which ranks sixth in MLB. They have 769 hits, 25th in baseball, with 115 home runs (10th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 29, 2022 at 9:34 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Giants Stats vs Stroman

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Joc Pederson 9 .333 3 0 1 .333 1.000
Tommy La Stella 9 .222 2 1 3 .300 .856
LaMonte Wade Jr. 7 .286 2 1 2 .286 1.000
Brandon Belt 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Austin Wynns 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Mike Yastrzemski 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Wilmer Flores 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Giants Betting Trends

  • The Giants have won 56.3% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (40-31).
  • San Francisco is 22-25 (winning 46.8% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -137 or shorter.
  • The implied moneyline probablility for this matchup gives the Giants a 57.8% chance to win.
  • San Francisco has played in 99 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 49 times (49-45-5).
  • The Giants have collected a 48-51-0 record against the spread this season.
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • This season, the Cubs have won 28 out of the 69 games, or 40.6%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • This season, Chicago has won 18 of its 45 games, or 40%, when they’re the underdog by at least +116 on the moneyline.
  • The Cubs have a 46.3% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Chicago’s games have gone over the total in 42 of their 98 chances.
  • The Cubs are 50-48-0 against the spread in their 98 chances this season.

Giants Players to Watch

  • Wilmer Flores has racked up 78 hits, a team-high for the Giants, on the way to batting .243 with 19 doubles, 14 home runs and 34 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB action, Flores ranks 104th in batting average, 83rd in on-base percentage, and 66th in slugging.
  • Thairo Estrada is slugging .412 to lead his team, and has 16 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 18 walks while hitting .265.
  • Among qualified hitters, Estrada ranks 60th in batting average, 103rd in on-base percentage, and 85th in slugging.
  • Estrada brings a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is batting .333 with a double and four RBI.
  • Joc Pederson has 12 doubles, 17 home runs and 26 walks while batting .242.
  • Mike Yastrzemski is batting .228 with 20 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 39 walks.

Giants Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Wilmer Flores 321 .243 52 14 53 .325 .758
Thairo Estrada 306 .265 49 9 41 .317 .729
Mike Yastrzemski 285 .228 43 9 38 .325 .725
Darin Ruf 263 .221 44 11 38 .329 .709
Joc Pederson 252 .242 36 17 43 .319 .811
Luis González 200 .290 23 3 27 .357 .777
Brandon Belt 194 .232 22 8 21 .336 .733
Austin Slater 175 .291 35 5 23 .396 .842
Joey Bart 139 .180 19 6 13 .288 .619
Tommy La Stella 118 .237 13 2 11 .278 .651

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Happ leads Chicago in slugging percentage (.446) thanks to 36 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualifying batters in MLB, Happ’s batting average ranks 34th, his on-base percentage is 20th, and he is 59th in slugging.
  • Willson Contreras leads Chicago with 78 hits and an OBP of .371 this season.
  • Contreras’ batting average is 75th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage places him 18th, and he is 39th in slugging.
  • Nico Hoerner has collected 90 base hits, an OBP of .341 and a slugging percentage of .430 this season.
  • Patrick Wisdom has 18 home runs, 49 RBI and a batting average of .222 this season.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 345 .284 45 9 46 .367 .813
Patrick Wisdom 334 .222 49 18 49 .317 .763
Willson Contreras 305 .256 51 14 37 .371 .837
Nico Hoerner 298 .302 32 6 33 .341 .771
Frank Schwindel 256 .230 23 8 35 .276 .643
Christopher Morel 234 .274 40 9 29 .348 .827
Rafael Ortega 233 .236 25 5 24 .327 .688
Seiya Suzuki 210 .267 28 8 29 .345 .802
Yan Gomes 175 .217 13 5 14 .233 .576
Alfonso Rivas 171 .228 19 3 23 .313 .629

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