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San Francisco Giants @ Chicago Cubs - June 19, 2024

June 19, 2024, 10:24am EDT

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San Francisco Giants

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-210

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As a former sports statistician turned analyst, I approach this upcoming MLB game between the Chicago Cubs and the San Francisco Giants with a keen eye for hidden trends and insights. The numbers paint an intriguing picture for this matchup.

On the mound for the Cubs is Kyle Hendricks, who has yet to secure a win this season with an 0-4 record. Despite his winless streak, his 3.9 ERA and 8.7 strikeouts per game indicate that he has been pitching effectively. The Giants’ pitcher, on the other hand, has struggled similarly with no wins to show for and a higher ERA of 4.5, albeit with a solid strikeout rate of 8.4 per game.

When we shift our focus to the offensive side of the game, we see that both teams have been scoring runs at a similar pace. The Cubs average 4.2 runs per game compared to the Giants’ 4.4 runs per game. However, in terms of hits and RBIs, the Giants have a slight edge over the Cubs with 8.4 hits and 4.2 RBIs per game compared to the Cubs’ 7.5 hits and 3.9 RBIs per game.

Batting averages also favor the Giants who boast a team average of .243 compared to the Cubs’ .221 average. Additionally, when looking at on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS), which combines how well a player gets on base with their ability to hit for power, the Giants lead with an OPS of 68.6% while the Cubs trail slightly behind at 65.8%.

Considering these statistics along with our prediction that the Cubs will come out victorious in this matchup against the Giants, it’s evident that both teams are evenly matched in many aspects of their gameplay but ultimately it may come down to pitching performance.

With an expected low-scoring affair indicated by an over/under set at under, fans can anticipate a tight battle on both sides of the ball as these two teams look to gain an edge over each other.

As someone who thrives on dissecting data and uncovering patterns within baseball games, I am excited to see how this matchup unfolds and whether my analysis aligns with what transpires on the field tonight when these two teams take center stage in what promises to be an intriguing contest between division rivals.

Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants
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Wager TypeChicago CubsSan Francisco Giants
Team DataChicago CubsSan Francisco Giants
Runs4.174.37
Hits7.498.38
Runs Batted In3.894.17
Batting Average0.2210.243
On-Base Slugging65.83%68.59%
Walks3.493.23
Strikeouts8.758.35
Earned Run Average3.944.49