Giants Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 30, 2022

Written By Staff on July 30, 2022

The Chicago Cubs (41-58) will look to Patrick Wisdom, who is on a two-game home run streak, when they face the San Francisco Giants (49-50) at 9:05 PM ET on Saturday at Oracle Park. San Francisco (-195 to win) has Jakob Junis starting, and Chicago (+164) will send out Drew Smyly.

The betting insights in this article use the latest odds as of July 30, 2022 at 7:32 PM ET.

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Giants vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Junis (SF) Pitcher Smyly (CHC)
4 – 2 W/L 3 – 5
54.1 IP 55.0
2.98 ERA 3.93
1.012 WHIP 1.273
7.3 K/9 7
1.8 BB/9 2

Giants Probable Starter Jakob Junis

  • Junis (4-2) takes the mound for the Giants in his ninth start of the season. He has a 2.98 ERA in 54 1/3 innings pitched, with 44 strikeouts.
  • His last time out was on Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, when the right-hander tossed 4 2/3 innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up three hits.
  • In 11 games this season, the 29-year-old has put up an ERA of 2.98, with 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .218 against him.
  • Junis is trying to record his third quality start of the year in this game.
  • The opposing Cubs offense has the 14th-ranked slugging percentage (.397) and is 17th in MLB play with 100 home runs. It has a collective .245 batting average, and is 15th in MLB with 822 total hits and 19th in MLB play scoring 424 runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 30, 2022 at 7:32 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Junis

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Yan Gomes 14 .214 3 0 0 .312 .526
Willson Contreras 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666
Patrick Wisdom 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Ian Happ 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cubs Probable Starter Drew Smyly

  • Smyly (3-5) will take to the mound for the Cubs and make his 13th start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Sunday, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings while giving up one earned run on four hits in a matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • The 33-year-old has an ERA of 3.93, a 3.583 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.273 in 12 games this season.
  • In 12 starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in one of them.
  • The Giants are batting .235 this season, 23rd in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .395 (15th in the league) with 116 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 30, 2022 at 7:32 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Giants Stats vs Smyly

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Austin Slater 6 .167 1 0 0 .286 .786
Mike Yastrzemski 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Tommy La Stella 4 .500 2 0 0 .600 1.100

Giants Betting Trends

  • The Giants have been the moneyline favorite 72 total times this season. They’ve finished 40-32 in those games.
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -195 or shorter, San Francisco has a record of 11-7 (61.1%).
  • The implied moneyline probablility for this matchup gives the Giants a 66.1% chance to win.
  • San Francisco has played in 100 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 49 times (49-46-5).
  • The Giants have a 48-52-0 record ATS this season (covering 48% of the time).
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • This season, the Cubs have been the underdog 70 times and won 29, or 41.4%, of those games.
  • Chicago is 4-12 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +164 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Cubs, based on the moneyline, is 37.9%.
  • Chicago and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 42 of their 99 opportunities.
  • The Cubs are 51-48-0 ATS in their 99 games with a spread this season.

Giants Players to Watch

  • Wilmer Flores has 81 hits with a .329 on-base percentage, leading the Giants in both statistics. He’s hitting .248 with 20 doubles, 15 home runs and 34 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Flores ranks 93rd in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 75th and he is 57th in slugging.
  • Thairo Estrada paces his team with a .408 slugging percentage. He has 16 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 18 walks while hitting .264.
  • Among the qualified hitters, Estrada ranks 62nd in batting average, 103rd in on-base percentage, and 90th in slugging.
  • Estrada heads into this game on a three-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .316 with a double and two RBI.
  • Mike Yastrzemski is hitting .228 with 20 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 39 walks.
  • Darin Ruf has nine doubles, 11 home runs and 39 walks while batting .221.

Giants Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Wilmer Flores 326 .248 53 15 55 .329 .777
Thairo Estrada 311 .264 49 9 41 .316 .724
Mike Yastrzemski 290 .228 43 9 38 .323 .720
Darin Ruf 263 .221 44 11 38 .329 .709
Luis González 205 .283 23 3 27 .349 .759
Brandon Belt 198 .237 22 8 21 .342 .741
Austin Slater 175 .291 35 5 23 .396 .842
Joey Bart 141 .184 19 6 13 .290 .623
Tommy La Stella 123 .244 14 2 11 .282 .664
LaMonte Wade Jr 81 .185 7 3 14 .302 .648

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Ian Happ has an OPS of .810, fueled by an OBP of .366 and a team-best slugging percentage of .444 this season.
  • Of all the qualifying hitters in MLB, Happ is 34th in batting average, 20th in on-base percentage and 60th in slugging percentage.
  • Willson Contreras leads Chicago with 78 hits and an OBP of .369 this season.
  • Among all qualifying players, Contreras’ batting average places him 81st, his on-base percentage is 18th, and he is 48th in slugging.
  • Nico Hoerner has 90 hits this season and has a slash line of .300/.343/.427.
  • Wisdom leads Chicago with 76 hits, batting .226 this season with 41 extra-base hits.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 349 .284 45 9 46 .366 .810
Patrick Wisdom 337 .226 51 19 50 .321 .781
Willson Contreras 309 .252 51 14 37 .369 .829
Nico Hoerner 300 .300 33 6 33 .343 .770
Frank Schwindel 259 .236 23 8 36 .283 .654
Christopher Morel 238 .273 40 9 30 .347 .822
Rafael Ortega 237 .232 25 5 24 .322 .676
Seiya Suzuki 214 .262 28 8 29 .339 .788
Alfonso Rivas 175 .229 19 3 24 .312 .626
Yan Gomes 175 .217 13 5 14 .233 .576

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