Giants vs Cubs Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/27

Giants vs Cubs Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/27

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MLB Preview: Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants Prediction

On June 27, 2024, the Chicago Cubs will face the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park. This preview covers the teams' recent performances, pitching matchups, and key players.

Game Overview:

  • Date: June 27, 2024
  • Time: 12:45 PM
  • Location: Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA
  • Weather: 67°F, Sunny

 

Team Breakdown:

Chicago Cubs:

The Chicago Cubs come into this game with a 37-44 record, including a 15-26 record on the road. They are currently tied for last place in the National League Central division and have lost their last four games.

Pitching:

Shota Imanaga will start for the Cubs. Imanaga has a 7-2 record with a 2.96 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP over 79.0 innings pitched. He has been one of the best pitchers in the league this season, providing stability and consistency to the Cubs' rotation.

Recent Performance:

The Cubs have struggled recently, losing their last four games, including three to the Giants in this series. However, with Imanaga on the mound, they have a strong chance to break this losing streak.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Christopher Morel (15 HR)
  • Batting Average: Cody Bellinger (.273 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Christopher Morel (45 RBI)

The Cubs are dealing with injuries to Yency Almonte, Ben Brown, Mark Leiter Jr., Ben Leeper, and Jordan Wicks, affecting their depth.

 

San Francisco Giants:

The San Francisco Giants hold a 39-42 record, including a 23-17 record at home. They are currently in fourth place in the National League West division and have won their last three games.

Pitching:

Jordan Hicks will start for the Giants. Hicks has a 4-4 record with a 3.24 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over 80.2 innings pitched. He has been reliable for the Giants' rotation.

Recent Performance:

The Giants have won their last three games, all against the Cubs, showcasing their ability to dominate this series.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Heliot Ramos (10 HR)
  • Batting Average: Matt Chapman (.234 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Thairo Estrada (39 RBI)

San Francisco is managing injuries to LaMonte Wade Jr., Austin Warren, Yusniel Diaz, Mike Yastrzemski, and Thomas Szapucki, which could impact their lineup depth.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
CHC (37-44) -115 o7.5 (-115) -1.5 (+150)
SF (39-42) -105 u7.5 (-105) +1.5 (-180)

 

Prediction:

Considering the pitching matchup and the current form of Shota Imanaga, the pick for this game is the Chicago Cubs. Here’s why:

  • Elite Pitching: Shota Imanaga is one of the best pitchers in the league right now, with a 2.96 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP. His performance on the mound gives the Cubs a significant advantage.
  • Breaking the Streak: Despite recent struggles, the Cubs have the potential to bounce back with Imanaga leading the way. His consistency and ability to control games make him a pivotal factor.
  • Offensive Potential: Key players like Christopher Morel and Cody Bellinger can provide the necessary offensive support to secure a win.

Based on these factors, the Chicago Cubs on the moneyline (ML) is the best pick for this game.

Pick: Cubs ML (-115)

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