Tim Lincecum, Edwin Jackson take mound in Cubs vs Giants tilt
San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting San Francisco duelling Chicago on Sunday at Wrigley Field.
It's a pitching duel between Edwin Jackson for the Cubs (0-2 on the year) and Tim Lincecum for San Francisco (1-0 so far).
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 10-ranked Cubs and the National League No. 5-rated Giants in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the National League's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 7.4 hits per game. The Giants average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the National League list.
Defensively, San Francisco features the National League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.2 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 4.4 runs per game.
Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at -117 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. San Francisco got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Chicago on Saturday at Wrigley Field behind starter Madison Bumgarner.
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 3-6
After playing San Francisco are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
A few Giants at Cubs trends to consider:
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
San Francisco is 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing Chi Cubs
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs' last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games when playing San Francisco
Chi Cubs are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games at home
San Francisco at Milwaukee, Tuesday, April 16
Chi Cubs home to Texas, Tuesday, April 16