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Can Arrieta Stop The Streaking Giants?

One of the best pitchers in baseball – if not the best – takes on the hottest team in the majors when Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs kick off a weekend series against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park Friday. The Giants enter the series riding an eight-game winning streak, but Arrieta has allowed a combined nine runs in his eight starts this season.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 5-2 in the past seven games between the Cubs and the Giants.
  • Jake Peavy, who is starting for the Giants, is 1-4 with a 7.43 ERA.
  • The Cubs are 5-0 SU in their past five following a road loss.

Opponents have been struggling to score against the Giants during their winning streak – with the Giants allowing a combined 14 runs in those eight contests. The UNDER has been just as hot in those games – not surprisingly – as the Giants and their opponents have failed to top the closing total in their past seven outings.

We all know Jake Arrieta is good, but he has been downright ridiculous in night games this season. The bearded wonder has not allowed a single earned run while holding opponents to a .058 batting average in three night starts this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Chicago Cubs listed as favorites of -200 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 6.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.4-2.8 result in favor of the Giants. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Francisco Giants bring a 25-18 record to the battle against the 28-11 Cubs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Francisco vs Chicago injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 17-rated San Francisco Giants and the league No. 1-ranked Chicago Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits San Francisco Giants No. 12-rated offense, averaging 4.44 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.95 in runs allowed per game. The San Francisco Giants have averaged 8.86 hits per game so far, more than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.69 hits per game).

Chicago brings the No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Giants's No. 15-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs hope to make more contact than they did in their start against Junior Guerra, who struck out 11 batters in 5-3 loss on Thursday at Miller Park.

The Giants grabbed a win last time out, defeating J Shields and the Padres 3-1 on Thursday at PETCO Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Francisco
  • San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games at home
  • San Francisco is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at San Francisco, Saturday, May 21st

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