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Matt Cain out to silence Cubs bats in MLB contest

Chicago CubsSan Francisco Giants
June 2, 7:15 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants Odds

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

It's a pitching duel between Matt Cain for the Giants (5-2 on the year) and Matt Garza for Chicago (2-3 so far).

View Chi Cubs vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
San Francisco opened as -165 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 6.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 6-rated Giants and the league No. 12-ranked Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco's No. 11 ranked National League offense (4 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the National League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Giants have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, more than the Cubs have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).

San Francisco owns the National League's No. 5 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's National League No. 13-rated defense.

In their last action, Chicago was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Giants. Bettors on San Francisco at -165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago suffered a 4-3 loss against San Francisco on Friday, as Paul Maholm wasn't able to lead his team to victory at AT&T Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

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

A few Cubs at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing San Francisco
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
San Francisco is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at San Francisco, Sunday, June 3