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Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants Preview

San Francisco GiantsChicago Cubs
June 30, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Odds

46-35TEAM RECORD33-48

MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago vs San Francisco battle on Thursday at Wrigley Field as the Cubs try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Matt Cain gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Giants on this day; he's 7-4 on the season. The Cubs, meanwhile, will counter with Carlos Zambrano, who will be looking to improve on his 6-4 mark.

View San Francisco vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Giants were listed as 110 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 999 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Cubs) and the No. 4 (Giants) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the National League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Giants average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the National League list.

San Francisco brings the National League's No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs' league No. 15-ranked defense.

The Giants were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +122 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. San Francisco didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to Chicago on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 5-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After playing San Francisco are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

A few Giants at Cubs trends to consider:
San Francisco is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
San Francisco is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of San Francisco's last 25 games
San Francisco is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco
Chi Cubs are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing San Francisco

Next up:
San Francisco at Detroit, Friday, July 1
Chi Cubs home to Chi White Sox, Friday, July 1