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Giants face Chicago Cubs: MLB odds preview and stats

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June 28, 1:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Chicago and San Francisco on Tuesday, with the host Cubs trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Ryan Vogelsong, with a record of 5-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Giants, while the Cubs trot Doug Davis to the mound in this one. He is 1-6 so far in 2011.

View San Francisco vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago opened as +125 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 999.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 4-rated Giants taking on the National League's No. 11-rated Cubs in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the National League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 9.2 hits per game. The Giants average 8 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the National League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

San Francisco won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Indians on June 26. Bettors who backed the Giants at -138 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Madison Bumgarner fanned 11 Cleveland batters in the team's last outing, leading the Giants to a 3-1 victory over the Indians at AT&T Park.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 7-3 winner as they battled the Rockies at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at -102 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 7-3 victory over Colorado on Monday at Wrigley Field behind starter Matt Garza.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 3-5
After a win are 6-4

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Giants at Cubs trends to consider:
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games on the road
San Francisco is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco
Chi Cubs are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing San Francisco

Next up:
San Francisco at Chi Cubs, Tuesday, June 28

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