San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Prediction MLB Picks 6/19/24

Chicago Cubs (35-39) vs San Francisco Giants (36-38)

Game Info: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

Kyle Hendricks (0-4) (8.20) vs () ()

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In this article we will formulate a San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs prediction for this MLB game on Wednesday, June 19th at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. To formulate this prediction for game three in the series, we will examine:

  • The Giants recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Cubs recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving San Francisco 
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Chicago 
  • Recent betting trends in games played between San Francisco and Chicago 
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between San Francisco and Chicago

Giants Looking for Better Pitching

The San Francisco Giants are 36-38 this year and they have lost three of their last five games. San Francisco won game one in this series by a score of 7-6, but they lost game two. Prior to this series, the Giants lost two out of three against the Angels, won two out of three against the Astros, and won two out of three against the Rangers. San Francisco is 4-5 in their last nine games and they are third in the NL West. 

The San Francisco pitching staff has a 4.42 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP, and a .257 opponent batting average. The Giants offense has scored 324 runs with a .247 batting average and a .318 on base percentage. Jorge Soler is batting .224 with eight home runs and 22 RBI’s for the Giants this season. San Francisco has allowed at least five runs in four of their last five games. 

Cubs are Trying for a Rare Winning Streak 

The Chicago Cubs are 35-39 this season and they have lost four of their last six games. Chicago blew a lead in game one, but they were able to win game two by a score of 5-2. Prior to this series, the Cubs lost two out of three against the Cardinals, lost two out of three against the Rays, and lost three out of four against the Reds. Chicago is just 4-8 in their last 12 games and they are last in the NL Central standings. 

The Chicago pitching staff has a 3.84 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP, and a .238 opponent batting average. The Cubs offense has scored 309 runs with a .228 batting average and a .310 on base percentage. Cody Bellinger is batting .264 with nine home runs and 33 RBI’s for the Cubs this season. Chicago has scored two runs or fewer in four of their last eight games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for San Francisco is Spencer Howard, who is 0-1 with a 4.02 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP over 15.2 innings pitched this year. Howard has allowed seven earned runs in his last three outings (11.2 IP). The projected starting pitcher for Chicago is Kyle Hendricks, who is 0-4 with an 8.20 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP over 45.0 innings pitched this season. Hendricks was awful as a starter earlier this season, but he has pitched three scoreless outings as a reliever. 

Why the Chicago Cubs will win

The Giants have lost seven of their last eight road games against the Cubs following a loss.The Cubs have won four of their last five games against the Giants.The Giants have failed to cover the run line in five of their last six games against NL Central opponents following a road loss.

Total Runs Facts

Nine of the Cubs' last 10 games after playing the previous day have gone UNDER the total runs line.Four of the Giants' last five road games against NL Central opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Cubs' last nine day games at Wrigley Field.

San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Prediction 

Chicago has been one of the worst teams in the MLB over the last few weeks, but they are 20-16 at home this season and they have a chance at a rare series win here. San Francisco is 16-21 on the road and their pitching staff has had plenty of issues this season. Chicago is hoping Kyle Hendricks will be a better starting pitcher this time around, and he has looked pretty solid in his last three appearances. San Francisco hasn’t officially announced a pitcher for this game, but it could be Howard, who has not done very well in limited work. I know the Cubs have been finding ways to lose, but I think we are going to see a solid start from Hendricks. My San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs prediction is for the Cubs to win. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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