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Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

After picking up a 5-4 victory in the series opener, the San Francisco Giants will be eager to follow up that victory with another when they take on the Chicago Cubs Tuesday night.

Let's get into our picks and predictions for tonight's game.

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants betting picks and predictions

Cubs ML (-118)

The series opener between Chicago and San Francisco took quite a turn in the last few innings. The Giants opted to do a bullpen game and save a starter which didn’t work out too well in the beginning, since the Cubs were winning 4-1 after the 6th inning.

Justin Steele was fantastic on the mound for Chicago, but in the end, the bullpen blew it for the Cubs. 

Chicago will be looking to avenge their loss with Kyle Hendricks on the hill for his 14th appearance and ninth start of the year. The 34-year-old has been part of the pitching staff for a decade and this season is the first time he’s appeared in relief since 2016.

Hendricks had a 10.57 ERA after his first seven starts and was moved to the bullpen for the next month or so. The right-hander returned to the rotation last week and had his best start of the season, so the bullpen might have been a good reset for him.

The Giants have not named a starter for this game, and that’s not surprising since San Francisco has been struggling to find healthy pitchers.

Kyle Harrison, Blake Snell, and Keaton Winn are all on the injured list right now, which leaves just Logan Webb and Jordan Hicks.

With the lack of starting pitching, the Giants have had to use a lot of openers recently. There is a rumor that Ryan Walker will start, but he can only pitch an inning or two which leaves a lot of innings left for the rest of the bullpen.

All signs point to the Cubs having the pitching advantage, so it’s best to back them to win at a reasonable price.

Under 8 (-110)

It’s difficult to predict the game total without knowing a starting pitcher since the starter plays such a crucial role in the game, but the under seems to be the play here.

The Giants lineup has struggled to produce runs this season, as they rank 15th in runs per game and 13th in team batting average, but it’s been even worse lately.

In the last seven days, the Giants rank 25th in batting average and on-base percentage, and 26th in OPS. 

Also, the Giants lineup has 85 plate appearances against Hendricks and the team has just a .125 batting average and 21.2% strikeout rate during that time.

After a rough start to the year, Hendricks has started to hit his stride in June. The right-hander has allowed just one run and eight hits through 14.1 innings this month.

Most importantly, he’s yet to surrender a home run in June. The long ball was a problem for Hendricks since he allowed 10 in his first 7 starts.

If he continues to keep the ball in the park and limit the extra-base hits, Hendricks has a good chance of throwing a quality start. Although it’s unclear who the Giants will start, the under is the pick in this game.

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Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants odds

CHI Cubs

-120 ML

SF Giants

+100 ML

Run Line

Cubs -1.5 (+135)

Total

O/U 8

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants player props

Player Home Run Odds

Cody Bellinger

+600

Seiya Suzuki

+600

Christopher Morel

+420

Jorge Soler

+470

Matt Chapman

+520

Michael Conforto

+630

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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