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Giants face Chicago Cubs: MLB odds preview and stats

San Francisco GiantsChicago Cubs
May 15, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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The Chicago Cubs battle the visiting San Francisco Giants on Sunday in MLB betting action at Wrigley Field.

The match puts starter Tim Lincecum for the Giants on the hill facing Carlos Zambrano for the Cubs. Lincecum brings a 3-3 mark to the game, while Zambrano is 4-1 to date on the season.

View San Francisco vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Cubs as +120 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 999.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cubs, most recently No. 11 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Giants, who rate a National League No. 6 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 2 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.7 per game. By contrast, the Giants are rated No. 14 in the same category at 7.9 per game.

Defensively, San Francisco features the National League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

San Francisco was a 3-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They won as -112 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Ryan Vogelsong chucked 6 shutout innings at the Cubs in their last game, striking out 7 in a 3-0 win against Chicago in baseball action at Wrigley Field.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Giants at Cubs trends to consider:
San Francisco is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games
San Francisco is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Francisco's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games at home
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco

Next up:
San Francisco at Colorado, Monday, May 16
Chi Cubs at Cincinnati, Monday, May 16