San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Prediction MLB Picks 6/17/24

Chicago Cubs (34-38) vs San Francisco Giants (34-37)

Game Info: Monday, June 17, 2024 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)

Javier Assad (4-2) (2.81) vs Jordan Hicks (4-3) (3.01)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -125 / San Francisco Giants +106 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs meet Monday in MLB game 1 action at Wrigley Field. Here’s a San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Prediction.

San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

The San Francisco Giants are 35-37 on the year after wins over the Astros and Angels. The San Francisco Giants have scored 22 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have won 5 of their last 6 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Thairo Estrada leads the San Francisco Giants with 63 hits and 35 RBI, while Matt Chapman and Jorge Soler have combined for 110 hits and 52 RBI.

Chicago Cubs Betting Preview

The Chicago Cubs are 34-38 on the year after losses to the Rays and Cardinals. The Chicago Cubs have scored 6 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 9 games. The Chicago Cubs have lost 12 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Chicago Cubs with 61 hits and 32 RBI, while Mike Tauchman and Nico Hoerner have combined for 111 hits and 37 RBI.

San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Pitching Matchup

Jordan Hicks gets the ball for the San Francisco Giants, and he is 4-3 with a 3.01 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. Hicks has allowed 11 hits and 5 runs in his last 8.1 innings. Hicks has a 3.25 ERA and .231 allowed batting average in 27.2 road innings. Hicks is 2-1 with a 3.60 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Chicago Cubs.

Javier Assad gets the ball for the Chicago Cubs, and he is 4-2 with a 2.81 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. Assad has allowed 12 hits and 7 runs in his last 10.1 innings. Assad has a 1.67 ERA and .207 allowed batting average in 32.1 home innings. This will be Assad’s second career game against the San Francisco Giants.

Why the Chicago Cubs will win

  • The Cubs have won each of their last six night games at Wrigley Field following a home loss.
  • The Giants have lost five of their last six night games at Wrigley Field following a win.
  • The Cubs have covered the run line in eight of their last nine night games following a loss.
  • The Giants have failed to cover the run line in each of their last seven Monday road games against National League opponents.

Chicago Cubs Player Prop Facts

  • Seiya Suzuki has hit a home run in three of the Cubs' last four games against the Giants at Wrigley Field.
  • Seiya Suzuki has recorded at least one Single in each of his last seven appearances at Wrigley Field against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Seiya Suzuki has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Cubs' last four home games against the Giants.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 16 Monday night appearances.
  • Seiya Suzuki has recorded a Double in each of his last four appearances against the Giants.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 16 Monday night appearances.
  • Seiya Suzuki has scored at least one run in each of his last eight appearances at Wrigley Field against NL West opponents that held a losing record.

San Francisco Giants Player Prop Facts

  • Jung Hoo Lee has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight appearances in night games against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Thairo Estrada has scored at least one run in nine of his last 10 road appearances against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Matt Chapman has hit a home run in four of the Giants' last five games against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jung Hoo Lee has recorded at least one Single in eight of his last nine road appearances against NL opponents.
  • Matt Chapman has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Giants' last five games against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jung Hoo Lee has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Matt Chapman has recorded a Double in three of the Giants' last four games against NL opponents that held a losing record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Chicago Cubs rank 5th in the league for walks this season (251).
  • The Chicago Cubs rank T5th in the league for strikeouts this season (628).
  • The San Francisco Giants rank 26th in the league for hits allowed this season (628).
  • The San Francisco Giants rank 24th in the league for ERA this season (4.39).

San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Prediction

This has a chance to be the best game on a small Monday MLB card, and a pitching matchup of Jordan Hicks and Javier Assad should be fun. With that said, the Cubs should have the edge at home, and they're kind of due for a good performance after coming off a disappointing week. Assad has been ridiculously good at home, where he has a 1.67 ERA in 32.1 innings. That's why I lean toward the Cubs and the cheap price.

Randy’s Pick Chicago Cubs -125

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