San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 17, 2024

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Jun 17, 2024 6:12 AM
The Chicago Cubs, holding a strong 19-15 home record, look to capitalize on their Wrigley Field advantage as they host the San Francisco Giants on Monday, June 17th at 8:05 PM. The Giants, who have struggled on the road with a 15-20 record, aim to turn their fortunes around against the Cubs, who are 34-38 overall. Expect a thrilling matchup as these two teams clash in what promises to be an exciting NL showdown.
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Giants vs Cubs starting pitchers

  • Javier Assad for Chicago Cubs
  • Jordan Hicks for San Francisco Giants

Giants vs Cubs statistics

Stat Giants Cubs
Hits 605 (11th) 539 (27th)
Batting Average .248 (12th) .226 (27th)
Runs Batted In 301 (13th) 279 (21st)
Runs 315 (13th) 298 (Tied-19th)
Home Runs 69 (19th) 68 (Tied-20th)
Walks 234 (10th) 251 (5th)
Stolen Bases 23 (30th) 59 (10th)
Strikeouts 574 (20th) 628 (9th)
Pitches 10669 (10th) 10586 (12th)

Chicago Cubs recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/16/24 vs St. Louis Cardinals L 2-1
6/15/24 vs St. Louis Cardinals W 5-1
6/14/24 vs St. Louis Cardinals L 3-0
6/13/24 @ Tampa Bay Rays L 3-2
6/12/24 @ Tampa Bay Rays W 4-3

San Francisco Giants recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/16/24 vs Los Angeles Angels W 13-6
6/15/24 vs Los Angeles Angels L 4-3
6/14/24 vs Los Angeles Angels L 8-6
6/12/24 vs Houston Astros W 5-3
6/11/24 vs Houston Astros L 3-1

Giants vs Cubs predictions

As the San Francisco Giants gear up to take on the Chicago Cubs, eyes are definitely going to be on Thairo Estrada and Jorge Soler, who have been making some solid contributions to their team. Estrada, with a knack for getting on base and driving in runs, is likely to continue his aggressive performance. On the other hand, Soler, known for his power, could potentially add a couple of key home runs to the scoreboard. Jordan Hicks on the mound could be a game-changer given his knack for strikeouts and staying cool under pressure.

Switching focus to the Chicago Cubs, Christopher Morel seems primed to keep his bat hot, possibly adding more home runs and RBIs to his already impressive tally this season. Cody Bellinger, who has been fairly consistent, might just find the gaps needed to get on base and score, combining speed with strategic hits. Pitcher Javier Assad, known for his low ERA and ability to strike out opponents efficiently, will surely be crucial in keeping the Cubs' defensive game sharp against the Giants' lineup.

Based on both teams' recent performances and key player prospects, this matchup at Wrigley Field looks set to be a clash of titans. However, pairing Assad’s promising arm with the Cubs' slightly better home record, it edges the home team, Chicago Cubs, as likely victors in this game. Their pitching strength, particularly with Assad on the mound, might just overpower the Giants' hitters in what promises to be an engaging game filled with strategic plays and standout moments.

Chicago Cubs injuries

  • Yency Almonte (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Ben Leeper (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Ben Brown (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • Jordan Wicks (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • Julian Merryweather (RP): 60-Day-IL

San Francisco Giants injuries

  • Jordan Hicks (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Blake Snell (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • LaMonte Wade Jr. (1B): 10-Day-IL
  • Chase Pinder (CF): Day-To-Day
  • Yusniel Diaz (RF): Day-To-Day

Giants vs Cubs game info

Venue Wrigley Field
Location Chicago, Illinois
First pitch Mon 8:05 PM
Temperature 85°
Chance of Rain 49%

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