Cubs vs. Giants Tuesday Prediction
After falling 2-1 in extra innings on Monday night, will the visiting Chicago Cubs rebound with a victory on Tuesday night when they take on the San Francisco Giants again at AT&T Park?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
10:15 p.m. ET, AT&T Park
TV: CHC (ABC 7); SF (NBCSBA)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Cubs as a -115 favorite. As of this writing, 60% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cubs to beat the Giants on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Cubs' Quintana throws six strong innings vs. Tigers
Jose Quintana spanned six innings Wednesday, allowing five hits and two runs in the Cubs’ victory over the Tigers. He walked three and struck out four over 89 pitches. Quintana served up a pair of solo home runs—one to Nicholas Castellanos and another to John Hicks—but otherwise held Detroit scoreless. Wednesday’s victory snapped a five-start winless streak for the left-hander.
Giants' Cueto crushed by Cardinals in his return from disabled list
Making his first start since April 28, Johnny Cueto was knocked around for five runs on 10 hits over five innings in Thursday's 11-2 loss to the Cardinals. A sprained right elbow had kept Cueto sidelined since the end of April. The long layoff showed for the veteran hurler, who was knocked for four runs in the first inning in his return from the disabled list on Thursday. Three of those runs touched home courtesy of a homer by Jedd Gyorko. Matt Carpenter would take him deep, too, striking for a solo shot one inning later.
Cueto finished his outing having thrown 76 pitches (51 strikes) over his five innings of work, with a fastball clocked in the range of 85-88 mph. That's noticeably slow and something to keep an eye on in his next outing, a scheduled home start against the Cubs. Cueto had been pitching to a sterling 0.84 ERA across five starts prior to having his season stalled by the injury concern just over two months ago.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cubs are 55-27 in their last 82 games following a loss.
The Giants are 26-6 in Cueto's last 32 starts coming off four days of rest.
Cueto was horrendous in his start on Thursday night against the Cardinals, throwing his fastball at a much slower velocity and basically trying to fool hitters to get outs. It didn't work. The Cubs have a much more talented offense than the Cardinals so if Cueto brings that slop with him again tonight it's going to be a long night for the Giants. The Cubs are 5-2 in Quintana's last seven starts and are 6-1 in their last seven games against a right-hander. I expect them to rebound tonight.
The Pick: Chicago Cubs -115