Giants Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 31, 2022

Written By Staff on July 31, 2022

Ian Happ is only one hit away from his 100th of the season as his Chicago Cubs (41-59) get ready for a matchup with the San Francisco Giants (50-50) on Sunday at 7:00 PM ET. San Francisco’s (-187 to win) Carlos Rodon and Chicago’s (+158) Adrian Sampson will start this matchup.

The insights in the following article use the latest odds as of July 31, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET.

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Giants vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Rodón (SF) Pitcher Sampson (CHC)
7 – 6 W/L 0 – 1
116.0 IP 39.1
3.18 ERA 3.20
1.121 WHIP 1.169
11.5 K/9 5.9
3 BB/9 2.1

Giants Probable Starter Carlos Rodón

  • The Giants are sending Rodon (7-6) to make his 20th start of the season. He is 7-6 with a 3.18 ERA and 148 strikeouts through 116 innings pitched.
  • The lefty last appeared on Wednesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, when he threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing five earned runs while giving up three hits.
  • In 20 games this season, the 29-year-old has a 3.18 ERA and 11.5 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .212 to opposing hitters.
  • Rodon enters the matchup with nine quality starts under his belt this year.
  • He will take the hill against a Cubs offense that ranks 15th in MLB with 832 total hits (on a .245 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .396 (14th in MLB) with 100 total home runs (18th in MLB).
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 29-year-old ranks 22nd in ERA (3.18), 22nd in WHIP (1.121), and fifth in K/9 (11.5).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 31, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Rodón

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Yan Gomes 16 .125 2 0 3 .250 .375
Willson Contreras 7 .286 2 1 3 .286 1.000
Frank Schwindel 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Ian Happ 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
David Bote 4 .500 2 0 1 .600 1.350
Patrick Wisdom 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Rafael Ortega 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

Cubs Probable Starter Adrian Sampson

  • The Cubs will hand the ball to Sampson (0-1) for his seventh start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Tuesday, when he tossed 7 2/3 innings while giving up two earned runs on six hits in a matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • The 30-year-old has pitched to a 3.20 ERA this season with 5.9 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.1 walks per nine across eight games.
  • He has started six games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in one of them.
  • The Giants rank 23rd in MLB with a .235 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 15th in the league (.395) and 118 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 31, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Giants Stats vs Sampson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy La Stella 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Giants Betting Trends

  • The Giants have won 56.2% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (41-32).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -187 or shorter, San Francisco has a 12-10 record (winning 54.5% of its games).
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Giants have an implied win probability of 65.2%.
  • San Francisco has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 101 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 50 of those games (50-46-5).
  • The Giants have gone 48-53-0 against the spread this season.
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • This season, the Cubs have been the underdog 71 times and won 29, or 40.8%, of those games.
  • Chicago is 4-12 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +158 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Cubs, based on the moneyline, is 38.8%.
  • Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 43 of their 100 games with a total this season.
  • The Cubs have an ATS record of 52-48-0 in 100 games with a spread this season.

Giants Players to Watch

  • Wilmer Flores has accumulated a team-best OBP (.328) and slugging percentage (.445), while pacing the Giants in hits (82). He’s batting .248 with 20 doubles, 15 home runs and 34 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in baseball, Flores’ batting average ranks 93rd, his on-base percentage ranks 78th, and he is 59th in the league in slugging.
  • Flores has hit safely in two straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .300 with two doubles, two home runs and four RBI.
  • Thairo Estrada’s .406 slugging percentage leads his team, and he has 16 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 18 walks while batting .262.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Estrada’s batting average ranks 63rd, his on-base percentage ranks 103rd, and he is 92nd in the league in slugging.
  • Mike Yastrzemski has 20 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 39 walks while batting .227.
  • Darin Ruf is batting .219 with nine doubles, 11 home runs and 40 walks.

Giants Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Wilmer Flores 330 .248 53 15 55 .328 .773
Thairo Estrada 313 .262 49 9 41 .316 .722
Mike Yastrzemski 291 .227 43 9 38 .322 .717
Darin Ruf 265 .219 45 11 38 .329 .706
Luis González 209 .282 24 4 29 .347 .768
Brandon Belt 200 .235 22 8 21 .345 .740
Austin Slater 179 .291 36 5 24 .393 .840
Joey Bart 145 .186 20 7 14 .289 .641
Tommy La Stella 123 .244 14 2 11 .282 .664
LaMonte Wade Jr 81 .185 7 3 14 .302 .648

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Happ leads Chicago with a slugging percentage of .438, fueled by 36 extra-base hits.
  • Among all the qualified hitters in MLB, Happ’s batting average ranks 36th, his on-base percentage ranks 25th, and he is 62nd in slugging.
  • Willson Contreras has 80 hits and an OBP of .369, both of which lead the Cubs this season.
  • Contreras ranks 76th in batting average, 18th in on-base percentage and 46th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
  • Nico Hoerner has 90 hits this season and has a slash line of .297/.342/.422.
  • Patrick Wisdom has been key for Chicago with 76 hits, an OBP of .318 plus a slugging percentage of .455.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 354 .280 45 9 46 .361 .799
Patrick Wisdom 341 .223 51 19 50 .318 .773
Willson Contreras 314 .255 51 14 38 .369 .828
Nico Hoerner 303 .297 33 6 33 .342 .764
Frank Schwindel 259 .236 23 8 36 .283 .654
Rafael Ortega 240 .233 25 5 24 .323 .677
Christopher Morel 238 .273 40 9 30 .347 .822
Seiya Suzuki 219 .260 28 8 30 .336 .783
Yan Gomes 178 .219 15 5 14 .239 .582
Alfonso Rivas 177 .232 19 3 24 .313 .629

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