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Moneyline favors Giants in battle with Cubs

Chicago CubsSan Francisco Giants
Aug 31, 3:45 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants Odds

59-77TEAM RECORD71-65

The visiting Cubs hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at AT&T Park against the San Francisco Giants.

Chicago puts its faith in starter Rodrigo Lopez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-4. Getting the ball for the Giants is Madison Bumgarner, who owns a 8-12 record on the season with a 3.59 ERA.

View Chi Cubs vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Cubs listed as underdogs of +-201 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Giants - Cubs odds would favor the Giants if the lines were set according to our power ranks. San Francisco is rated No. 5 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 10 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Francisco's National League No. 16-ranked scoring average of 3.4 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Giants have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cubs hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 5 runs per game on the highway. San Francisco, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Giants on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +124 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over San Francisco on Tuesday at AT&T Park behind starter Matt Garza.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Cubs at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Chi Cubs' last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
San Francisco is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
San Francisco is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
San Francisco is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Pittsburgh, Friday, September 2
San Francisco home to Arizona, Friday, September 2