Moneyline favors Giants in battle with Cubs
San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Odds
The Chicago Cubs will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the San Francisco Giants invade Wrigley Field on Saturday.
For the Cubs, Jeff Samardzija gets the ball, charged with keeping the Giants hitters off the base paths. He'll face Madison Bumgarner, 2-0 on the year.
Bettors looking to side with the Cubs in this matchup found them as +116 underdogs on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 9 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
This game matches up the No. 10 (Cubs) and the No. 5 (Giants) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Chicago and its National League No. 11-rated batting order, averaging 3.3 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 9 lineup of the Giants at 4.4 runs per outing.
Chicago owns the National League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Francisco's National League No. 6-rated defense.
San Francisco lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Cubs on April 12. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Giants were saddled with a loss last time out in Matt Cain's start, as they lost 4-3 against Chicago on Friday at Wrigley Field.
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 2-8
After a win are 2-8
A few Giants at Cubs trends to consider:
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
San Francisco is 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing Chi Cubs
San Francisco is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games at home
Chi Cubs are 7-18 SU in their last 25 games
San Francisco at Chi Cubs, Sunday, April 14