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Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants 6/26/24 MLB Betting Picks

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants 6/26/24 – As the Chicago Cubs (37-40) prepare to face the San Francisco Giants (36-41) on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, MLB fans and bettors are gearing up for what promises to be an intriguing matchup. The game, set at Oracle Park, will feature teams with nearly matching records but different recent forms, making this a fascinating case for MLB free picks

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants 6/26/24

When:Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 9:45 PM ET
Where:Oracle Park

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants 6/26/24

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The betting odds for this game are currently pending, suggesting a tight match could be expected. The undisclosed odds will significantly hinge on the starting pitchers’ recent performances and team form, which we will discuss further.

Shota Imanaga (7-2, 2.96 ERA) vs. Kutter Crawford (0-1, 8.79 ERA)

Chicago Cubs’ Shota Imanaga has been a guarantee this year registering to a decent 7-2 along with an excellent 2.96 ERA. Hitting the other side of the plate for over 79 innings, Imanaga has done a good job of keeping free from the bases, issuing only 12 walks while fanning 81. Low Whip of 1.1 shows that his ability to prevent runners on bases is exceptional and played a lot into the result. Imanaga’s ability to control and establish his dominance will be crucial in the game against the Giants as the batters of the opposite team will try to exploit him as per their slightly better statistics in this aspect.

On the other side, San Francisco Giants’ Kutter Crawford was rather ineffective in his 5 games this year. As for the team ERA, Crawford has a rather high 8.79 with a WHIP of 1.95 in only 14.1 innings pitched this season. Contrary to this, Perez boosted significantly high hits and walks allowed per innings pitched which may be considered as weaker points that could be capitalized on by the Cubs’ hitters. Crawford is a vital player for the Giants and looking at his current form his ability to manage and command the game.

Cubs’ Strategic Batting Approach

Chicago has struggled in the batting department. Their team average batting average and on base percentage is below average which is at .230 and .311 respectively. But they can’t do it in crunch time like their 74 home runs suggests a potential for power hitting. It is here that the Cubs have to take a step over Crawford as his ERA and WHIP are still high enough to give the tipped edge to the champs.

Giants’ Offensive and Defensive Challenges

The Giants stand better in the field with the teams’ batting average of .247 as well as the slugging average of .385 as compared to the Cubs’. However, it comes out with a higher team ERA of 4.52 and WHIP of 1.35 illustrating some shaky pitching and defensive woes at times. The Giants will have to factor their strategies for the mounds in relation to the Cubs’ hitters while using the strengths of their own bat.


Chicago Cubs Betting Trends

Cubs are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Chicago Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the spread
Cubs are 19-19 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 3 of Cubs’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 18 of Cubs’ 39 last games at home

San Francisco Giants Betting Trends

Giants are 1-4 in their last 5 games.
San Francisco Giants are 0-5 in their last 5 games against the spread
Giants are 17-23 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 4 of Giants’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 16 of Giants’ 37 last games at home

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Picks

Based on the detailed analysis and current form of both teams, the Cubs seem to have a slight edge, primarily due to the stronger performance of their pitcher and recent success in games against the spread. For those looking at top betting sites, considering a bet on the Cubs to cover the spread might be wise, especially with Imanaga at the helm.

The over/under could also be intriguing, given both teams’ recent trends towards high-scoring games. Betting on the over might be a prudent choice, considering both teams’ capabilities to exploit each other’s pitching vulnerabilities.


Score Prediction: Chicago Cubs 6, San Francisco Giants 3.