MLB Game Preview - Giants underdogs vs Cubs at Chicago
San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Odds
The Chicago Cubs host San Francisco on Friday, looking to build on their 16-20 mark against the 21-16 Giants in MLB betting action at Wrigley Field.
San Francisco puts its faith in starter Madison Bumgarner to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-5. Getting the ball for the Cubs is Ryan Dempster, who owns a 1-4 record on the season with a 7.20 ERA.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Giants listed as underdogs of -115 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 999, depending on the book.
The Cubs - Giants odds would favor the Giants if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 11 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while San Francisco is at No. 6 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Chicago and its National League No. 11-rated batting order, averaging 4 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 15 lineup of the Giants at 3.5 runs per outing.
Comparing defensive stats, San Francisco owns the National League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.3 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.
In their last action, San Francisco was a 3-2 winner at home against the Diamondbacks. Bettors on San Francisco at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Giants enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Diamondbacks on Thursday, with Matt Cain throwing 7 2/3 innings of 7-hit ball at AT&T Park.
Chicago lost its last outing, a 9-1 result against the Cardinals on May 12. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 9-1 to St. Louis on Thursday at Wrigley Field.
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Arizona are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing San Francisco are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
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
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco
San Francisco at Chi Cubs, Saturday, May 14