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The Giants and Cubs square off on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. With trade rumors swirling around both clubhouses, who will take the final game of this series? Handicapper Jason Radowitz is here with his San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs best bet.

San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs Odds, Picks, Prediction: Will Carlos Rodon Get the Series Win on ESPN?

In last night's game, the San Francisco Giants defeated the Chicago Cubs, 5-4. The Giants have now won two of three over the Cubs and will look for a series win in tonight's game. Not only would the Giants get a series win in tonight's game. But they'd also get back to .500, giving the Giants' front office a hard time on whether or not to sell off their assets before the trade deadline.

The Giants still have a roster that can compete for a playoff berth. But so far, things just haven't gone their way. Let's see if the Giants can get the series win over the Cubs and get back to .500 tonight. Here are our picks, predictions, and odds for Sunday's game between the Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants.

Giants vs. Cubs Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: July 31, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:08 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: ESPN

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Giants vs. Cubs Injury Report


Out: C Curt Casali (Oblique) 3B Evan Longoria (Hamstring), SS Brandon Crawford (Knee), OF Joc Pederson (Concussion), 2B Thairo Estrada (Head)


Out: OF Michael Hermosillo (Quadriceps), OF Jason Heyward (Knee), 2B Nick Madrigal (Groin), SS Andrelton Simmons (Shoulder)

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San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs Prediction

Right-handed pitcher Adrian Sampson will get the call for the Chicago Cubs tonight. Sampson has been impressed recently and will look to showcase himself on national television. Still, Sampson hasn't earned a single win this year, as he’s 0-1 with a 3.20 ERA on the season.

In the last 30 days, Sampson has had a 5.26 xFIP with just 13.2% of strikeouts. However, he’s limited walks to 5.8%. In the last 30 days, righties are hitting a .366 wOBA with a .172 ISO against Sampson in his last 49 plate appearances lefties.

However, the Giants have had trouble against righties in the last 30 days. As a projected lineup, the Giants are hitting a .124 ISO and wOBA of .274. Beyond that, the Giants have struck out 25.6% of the time against righties in those 30 days. Sampson won't earn a heavy amount of strikeouts, but he will get his fair share against this lineup.

Plus, the Giants will likely have six lefties in their lineup. Sampson, as a righty, has pitched better against lefties as of late.

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Meanwhile, tonight could be Carlos Rodon's final start with the Giants with the MLB Trade Deadline approaching. It's hard to know which direction the Giants are leaning, but he's a very good asset that would bring back a whole lot for the Giants with Luis Castillo already off the board.

Rodon is 8-6 on the season with a 3.18 ERA on the year. In the last 30 days, he’s better than that, with a 3.86 xFIP while earning 34.1% of strikeouts. Rodon has limited power against both sides of the plate and has pitched very well throughout the season. 

On the other hand, the Cubs are hitting a .247 ISO and wOBA of .371 against lefties in the last 30 days. The Cubs either hit you hard or don't hit you at all if you're a lefty. The Cubs have struck out 31.8% of the time against lefties with their projected lineup. Rodon could earn double-digits in strikeouts against the Cubs' lineup.

I'm a fan of both starting pitchers. Sampson has been getting the job done against lefties, while Rodon will likely earn a high amount of strikeouts. Take the under.

San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs Pick

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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