San Francisco favored by -165 against Chicago on Friday
Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between San Francisco and Chicago on Friday, with the host Giants trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
The Giants will rely on Madison Bumgarner to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Paul Maholm will be his counterpart for the Cubs. Madison Bumgarner is 5-4 this season, and Paul Maholm is 4-3.
Bettors looking to side with the Giants in this one will find them as -165 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7 at its open earlier today.
The Giants - Cubs odds would favor the Giants if the lines were set according to our power ranks. San Francisco is rated No. 6 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 12 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Francisco's National League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.7 runs per game in the league. The Giants have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Francisco has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.
Chicago was an 8-6 winner in its last match at home against the Padres. They won as -137 favorites, while the total score of 14 made winners of OVER bettors. The Cubs enjoyed an 8-6 victory at the expense of the Padres on Wednesday, with Ryan Dempster throwing 4 1/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Wrigley Field.
In their last action, San Francisco was a 4-1 loser at home against the Diamondbacks. Bettors on Arizona at -102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. San Francisco didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-1 to Arizona on Wednesday at AT&T Park.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing San Francisco are 6-4
After playing San Diego are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
A few Cubs at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing San Francisco
Chi Cubs are 3-12 SU in their last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
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 at home
San Francisco is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Chi Cubs at San Francisco, Saturday, June 2