Giants vs. Cubs MLB Game Preview (6/18/24): Odds, Starting Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on June 18, 2024
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The San Francisco Giants are scheduled to play the Chicago Cubs on June 18, at 8:05 p.m. ET at Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL. The game will be broadcast on MARQ. Giants moneyline odds stand at -108, while Cubs odds are at -110, making the MLB odds tight for this matchup. The forecast predicts light rain with a high of 86°F. This game is a crucial encounter in the MLB season for both teams.

Giants vs. Cubs Pregame Odds For June 18

For the upcoming MLB game at Wrigley Field, Chicago, between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs, Ohio sportsbooks have set the lines with closely matched moneyline odds, indicating a competitive matchup. Both teams’ odds are nearly even, reflecting no clear favorite. The over/under is consistently set at 9.5 across sportsbooks, suggesting expectations for a high-scoring game. Here’s how four major sportsbooks are listing the MLB odds:

  • Bet365: Cubs -115, Giants -105, over/under 9.5
  • BetMGM: Cubs -105, Giants -115, over/under 9.5
  • Caesars: Cubs -110, Giants -110, over/under 9.5
  • BetRivers: Cubs -108, Giants -108, over/under 9.5

These odds highlight a tight contest expected between the Giants and Cubs, with slight variations in moneyline and over/under values offering different betting opportunities across sportsbooks.

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Giants vs Cubs.

Giants vs. Cubs projected starting lineups

Giants starting lineup Tuesday

  1. CF Austin Slater (R)
  2. 2B Thairo Estrada (R)
  3. 1B Wilmer Flores (R)
  4. 3B Matt Chapman (R)
  5. LF Michael Conforto (L)
  6. DH Jorge Soler (R)
  7. RF Heliot Ramos (R)
  8. SS Nick Ahmed (R)
  9. C Curt Casali (R)

Cubs starting lineup Tuesday

  1. DH Mike Tauchman (L)
  2. RF Seiya Suzuki (R)
  3. 1B Cody Bellinger (L)
  4. 3B Christopher Morel (R)
  5. LF Ian Happ (S)
  6. 2B Nico Hoerner (R)
  7. SS Dansby Swanson (R)
  8. CF Pete Crow-Armstrong (L)
  9. C Miguel Amaya (R)

Giants vs Cubs Injuries For Tuesday

Giants: Key injuries include Robbie Ray (SP) and Alex Cobb (SP) out with elbow and hip surgeries respectively, missing the first half of the 2024 season. Tom Murphy (100) out with a knee injury, expected return in July. Blake Snell (SP) out with a groin strain, expected late June return. Jordan Hicks (SP) is probable with illness for his next start.

Cubs: Notable injuries feature Yency Almonte (RP) with a shoulder strain, expected June return. Adbert Alzolay (RP) and Julian Merryweather (RP) are out with forearm and rib injuries, aiming for July returns. Ben Brown (RP) sidelined with a neck strain.

Giants vs Cubs Probable Starting Pitchers

(SF) Logan Webb (R)6-53.021.2020.75.3
(CHC) Justin Steele (L)0-33.221.0922.96.2

Projected lineups, pitchers and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

San Francisco Giants Team Stats

The San Francisco Giants, with a record of 36-37, are currently second in the NL West Division. They are showing a balanced performance with a batting average of .248 and have hit 72 home runs this season. Their pitching staff has accumulated 606 strikeouts, with an earned run average (ERA) of 4.41. Giants odds in the upcoming game at Wrigley Field, Chicago, are influenced by their recent victory against the Cubs, scoring 7 runs with 9 hits. Their performance in the last ten games stands at 6-4, showing a promising streak of W2.

  • Runs per game: 4.4
  • Team average: .248
  • Team home runs: 72
  • Team stolen bases: 24
  • Team ERA: 4.41
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 606

Chicago Cubs Team Stats

The Chicago Cubs enter the game with 34-39, ranking fifth in the NL Central Division. Their batting average is at .227, with a total of 70 home runs this season. The Cubs odds might be challenging, given their lower league rank and their recent loss to the Giants. However, their strength lies in their speed, leading to 60 stolen bases. The Cubs have an ERA of 3.88 and have struck out 639 batters. Their performance in the last ten games shows 3 wins against 7 losses, with a current streak of L2.

  • Runs per game: 4.2
  • Team average: .227
  • Team home runs: 70
  • Team stolen bases: 60
  • Team ERA: 3.88
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 639

Player Stats for Giants vs. Cubs on 6/18

In the upcoming match at Wrigley Field, Thairo Estrada stands out for the San Francisco Giants with a batting average of .243, leading in home runs and RBIs as well. Jorge Soler’s recent performance, including a three-run homer, could significantly impact Giants odds. For the Chicago Cubs, Christopher Morel is a key player, leading in home runs and RBIs, which could influence Cubs odds. The promotion of Moises Ballesteros to Triple-A hints at potential offensive reinforcements for the Cubs.

Giants Leaders Ahead of Tonight’s Game

Thairo Estrada leads the San Francisco Giants in several categories, making him crucial for their MLB odds against the Cubs.

  • AVG Leader: Thairo Estrada .243
  • HR Leader: Thairo Estrada 9
  • RBI Leader: Thairo Estrada 39
  • Runs Leader: Matt Chapman 43
  • SB Leader: Matt Chapman 5

Cubs Leaders Ahead of Tonight’s Game

Christopher Morel and Mike Tauchman are pivotal for the Cubs, impacting the team’s MLB odds with their performances.

  • AVG Leader: Mike Tauchman .259
  • HR Leader: Christopher Morel 13
  • RBI Leader: Christopher Morel 40
  • Runs Leader: Mike Tauchman 38
  • SB Leader: Pete Crow-Armstrong 12
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