San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs in MLB odds
Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Chicago duelling San Francisco on Friday at AT&T Park.
Edwin Jackson, with a record of 6-11 on the season, gets the ball for the Cubs, while the Giants trot Matt Cain to the mound in this one. He is 6-6 so far in 2013.
The Cubs were listed as +-180 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 5-ranked Giants and the National League No. 8-rated Cubs in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Francisco has the National League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Cubs average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the National League list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Francisco has the National League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Chicago was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Diamondbacks. Bettors on Arizona at -164 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago suffered a 3-1 loss against Arizona on Thursday, as Carlos Villanueva wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Chase Field.
The Giants were an 8-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -117 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. San Francisco looks to rebound from a loss to the Reds, who beat them 8-3 on Wednesday behind a start from Mike Leake at AT&T Park.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing Arizona are 2-8
After a loss are 8-2
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Cubs at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco's last 9 games at home
Chi Cubs at San Francisco, Saturday, July 27