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Cubs vs Giants Baseball Game Preview

Chicago CubsSan Francisco Giants
July 28, 4:05 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants Odds

47-55TEAM RECORD46-57

The Giants get a visit from the Chicago Cubs in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

For the Giants, Tim Lincecum gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cubs hitters off the base paths. He'll face Travis Wood, 6-7 on the year.

View Chi Cubs vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Cubs listed as underdogs of +-149 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Giants sit at No. 5 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cubs sit at a National League No. 8 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cubs rank No. 11 in the National League at 8.3 hits per game. That compares with San Francisco’s No. 4 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the National League at home, scoring 3.6 runs per game.

In their last action, Chicago was a 1-0 winner on the road against the Giants. Bettors on Chicago at +210 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Cubs didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out San Francisco 1-0 on Saturday at AT&T Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Cubs at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
San Francisco is 10-4 SU in their last 14 games when playing Chi Cubs
San Francisco is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Milwaukee, Monday, July 29
San Francisco at Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 30