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Although it's the first Sunday of NFL, handicapper Jason Radowitz has found value in the MLB slate and his pick comes from the Sunday Night Baseball game on ESPN between the Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field.

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants Prediction, Picks, Odds: Will Wade Miley Shut Down the Giants?

The Chicago Cubs will take on the San Francisco Giants in the final game of their weekend series on ESPN tonight. The game is scheduled for 8:08 due to the NFL season starting today. Not only will we be watching two non-playoff teams, but if you want to watch and bet on this game, you'll have to stay up later due to the later start time.

A game between the Dodgers and Padres or Braves and Mariners would've been much more interesting in this spot. Nonetheless, we still found some value in this Giants and Cubs game. Here are our picks, predictions, and odds for Sunday's game between the Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants.

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

  • Date: September 11, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:08 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: ESPN

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Cubs vs. Giants Injury Report


Out: 1B Brandon Belt (Knee), OF Austin Slater (Finger) 


Out: OF Jason Heyward (Knee), 2B Nick Madrigal (Groin), 1B Frank Schwindel (Undisclosed)

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants Prediction

The Chicago Cubs signed Wade Miley, thinking he would significantly impact their club this season. Instead, he was on the Injured List for most of the year but made his return last week. It was a little too late, but Miley figures to be an asset next year for the club. He threw four innings in his first game back and had a 3.19 xFIP with 35.3% of strikeouts. He also earned over 55% of ground balls, and limited line drives to 11.1%. It's a tiny sample size, but it's good to see out of Miley.

Miley will face a Giants lineup that has struck out 27.9% of the time against lefties. Lewis Brinson, Evan Longoria, and David Villar have been hot against lefties. However, only Longoria has been able to limit the strikeouts between those three.  Bet $5, Get $100 on any MLB Moneyline today! If you are looking for 20-1 boosted odds on your favorite MLB team, this DraftKings promo code is for you!

Meanwhile, John Brebbia will get the start for the Giants. He's 6-1 with a 2.93 ERA on the season. However, in the last 30 days, Brebbia allowed a 5.84 xFIP with low-ground balls and strikeouts. He's also given up nearly 53% of hard contact when balls are put into play. Brebbia is way worse against lefties, allowing a .462 wOBA and ISO of .300 over his last 21 plate appearances against lefties.

However, the Cubs only have four lefties in their lineup. Ian Happ could do some damage, as he's hitting a .329 ISO and woBA of .369 against righties through his last 83 plate appearances. There won't be much scoring in this game, but there's more potential for offense out of the Cubs against Brebbia. Chicago hasn't performed at an elite rate but should get by with Miley on the mound.

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants 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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