National League Playoff Contenders Square off at Wrigley Field

Giants vs Cubs MLB Odds Has Javier Assad and the Cubs Favored In the Series Opener

Will the Cubs Get the Offense Going Against Hicks, Webb and the Giants?

The San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs are among six teams within two games of the final playoff spot in the National League, so even this early in the season, there is plenty on the line when the teams get together for the first time this season. The Giants vs Cubs MLB odds have the Cubs favored as the series gets underway.

The Cubs won five of the six games against the Giants last season with the last five games decided by at least three runs. The road team hasn’t been favored in the last seven meetings between the Giants and the Cubs.

The MLB best bets today have the Cubs at -125 to win Monday’s series opener with +150 odds at -1.5 on the run line. The Giants offer good value at +105 to win on Monday.

According to the MLB playoff odds, the Chicago Cubs are tied for 13th in the odds of winning the World Series. San Francisco is 16th at +6000 in the MLB championship odds.

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📊Records: San Francisco Giants 35-37 (15-20 on the road) at Chicago Cubs 34-38 (19-15 at home)
📍Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
⏰Day/Time: 📺Streaming: NBC Sports Bay Area, Marquee Sports Network

Giants vs Cubs Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Monday: Jordan Hicks (Giants); Javier Assad (Cubs)
  • Tuesday: Logan Webb (Giants); Justin Steele (Cubs)
  • Wednesday: TBA (Giants); Kyle Hendricks (Cubs)

Giants Making Themselves At Home On the Road

Don’t be fooled by the San Francisco Giants being five games under .500 on the road. The Giants are 7-4 on the road over the last 11 games. Keep that in mind when it comes to the Giants vs Cubs MLB odds.

San Francisco won its last two road series against the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros, the last two World Series champions.

While some of the veteran players are struggling on the road, Brett Wisely (.409 batting average), Blake Sabol (.400), and Patrick Bailey (.284, six extra-base hits) are hitting better on the road than at home.

Ten of San Francisco’s last 14 road games went over the total.

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Recent Blowouts Few and Far Between for the Cubs

Those who enjoy late-game drama must love the Chicago Cubs.

Seven of the Cubs’ last 12 games have been decided by one run, with two others either being a one-run game or tied at some point in the ninth inning.

The Cubs are hitting just .227 late in close games, but only the Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, and Seattle Mariners have more home runs late in close games than the Cubs. That could play a role in the Giants vs Cubs MLB odds.

When coming to the plate in a tie game, Cody Bellinger has six home runs, Christopher Morel has homered five times and Michael Busch has a .328 batting average with nine extra-base hits.

Seven runs or less have been scored in the last nine games for the Cubs with each of those games landing under the total.

Who’s Hot

  • Luke Jackson, San Francisco Giants P: Jackson has allowed two hits and no runs in four innings over his last four appearances.
  • Heliot Ramos, San Francisco Giants OF: Ramos is 10-for-31 with four extra-base hits and seven RBIs in his last seven games.
  • Drew Smyly, Chicago Cubs P: Smyly has given up five hits and no runs with seven strikeouts over the last seven innings in his last six games.
  • Seiya Suzuki, Chicago Cubs OF: Suzuki is 8-for-27 with three runs in his last seven games as he has reached base in nine of his last 10 games.

Who’s Not

  • Jordan Hicks, San Francisco Giants P: Hicks is 0-2 with a 5.93 ERA over his last three starts. He hasn’t made it through five innings in his last two games.
  • Nico Hoerner, Chicago Cubs 2B: Hoerner is 2-for-27 over his last nine games.
  • Luis Matos, San Francisco Giants OF: Ramos is 2-for-22 with five strikeouts over his last six games.
  • Hector Neris, Chicago Cubs P: Neris has surrendered five hits and five runs in 1.2 innings in his last two games.

Giants vs Cubs Injury Update

Pitcher Blake Snell and first baseman LaMonte Wade Jr. are on the MLB injured list for the Giants.

Pitchers Yency Almonte, Ben Brown, and Julian Merryweather are on the injured list for the Cubs.

Giants vs Cubs Betting Preview

The starting pitching matchups could be rather interesting in this series.

Jordan Hicks of the Giants to start the series opener after striking out 12 but walking five in 8.1 innings in his last two starts while Kyle Hendricks, who started all but two games in his first 10 MLB seasons, is set to start for the Cubs in the series finale after pitching out of the bullpen in five of 12 games this season.

A quick look at who is leading the MLB in home runs shows that Christopher Morel of the Cubs is tied for 23rd with 13 home runs this season.

The weather is looking pretty good for the series opener with only a slight chance of rain and winds between 10-15 miles per hour perhaps helping balls carry.

Each of the last six games of the Cubs against National League teams went under the total. That could happen again on Monday with the total at 9.5 for the series opener.

The Cubs are 16-15 as a favorite this season with the Giants 14-17 as the underdog.

The Cubs have covered against the run line in 12 of 34 home games with 18 of those games going under the total.

Chicago is just 6-17 against the run line as a home favorite with the Giants covering in 14 of 23 games as the underdog on the road. When looking at the high strikeout rate for the Cubs against right-handed starters, going with the underdog Giants could be a wise move.

Giants vs Cubs Odds

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