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Baseball Matchup - San Francisco Giants Chicago Cubs Odds Preview

Chicago CubsSan Francisco Giants
June 3, 4:05 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants Odds

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Chicago pays a visit to San Francisco on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Giants bats in baseball action at AT&T Park.

Travis Wood, with a record of 0-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Cubs, while the Giants trot Barry Zito to the mound in this one. He is 4-2 so far in 2012.

View Chi Cubs vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Giants in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -155 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Giants sit at No. 6 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cubs sit at a National League No. 12 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco's No. 12 ranked National League offense (4 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the National League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Giants have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, more than the Cubs have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the National League at home, scoring 3.2 runs per game.

The Cubs were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -155 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Giants, who beat them 2-1 on Saturday behind a start from Matt Cain at AT&T Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing San Francisco are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

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

A few Cubs at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
Chi Cubs are 3-14 SU in their last 17 games
Chi Cubs are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games on the road
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs at San Francisco, Monday, June 4