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Ryan Vogelsong out to silence Cubs bats in MLB contest

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Aug 30, 10:15 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants Odds

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AT&T Park hosts an MLB battle between the San Francisco Giants and the visiting Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.

Matt Garza, with a record of 6-10 on the season, gets the ball for the Cubs, while the Giants trot Ryan Vogelsong to the mound in this one. He is 10-4 so far in 2011.

View Chi Cubs vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Giants as -145 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 10-rated Cubs taking on the National League's No. 5-rated Giants in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Francisco's National League No. 16-ranked scoring average of 3.4 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Giants have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cubs hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 5.1 runs per game on the highway. San Francisco, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.

Chicago was a 7-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Giants. They won as +205 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors. The Cubs didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out San Francisco 7-0 on Monday at AT&T Park.

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

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

A few Cubs at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chi Cubs' last 17 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 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 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games at home
San Francisco is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at San Francisco, Wednesday, August 31

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