Chris Rusin, Madison Bumgarner take mound in Giants vs Cubs tilt
Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants Odds
The Chicago Cubs will look to grab a road win when they take on the Giants in San Francisco at AT&T Park on Saturday in baseball odds action.
The match puts starter Chris Rusin for the Cubs on the hill facing Madison Bumgarner for the Giants. Rusin brings a 1-0 mark to the game, while Bumgarner is 10-6 to date on the season.
The Giants - Cubs odds would favor the Giants if the lines were set according to our power ranks. San Francisco is rated No. 5 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 8 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco's No. 10 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the National League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Giants have been averaging 9 hits per game, more than the Cubs have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Francisco has the National League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Chicago was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Giants. Bettors on Chicago at +146 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Cubs grabbed a win last time out, defeating Matt Cain and the Giants 3-2 on Friday at AT&T Park.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing San Francisco are 2-8
After a win are 3-7
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Cubs at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
San Francisco is 10-3 SU in their last 13 games when playing Chi Cubs
San Francisco is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Chi Cubs at San Francisco, Sunday, July 28