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San Francisco Giants Face the Chicago Cubs Friday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

The San Francisco Giants pay a visit to Chicago on Friday, hoping to shut down the Cubs bats in baseball betting action at Wrigley Field.

The Chicago Cubs will rely on Jon Lester to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Ryan Vogelsong will be his counterpart for the San Francisco Giants. Jon Lester is 6-8 this season, and Ryan Vogelsong is 9-6.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.2-3.8 win for the Giants. A 5.2-3.8 result in favor of the Giants is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

59-48 Chicago battles the Giants, currently with a 59-49 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs San Francisco injuries news.

The Chicago Cubs sit at No. 16 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the San Francisco Giants sit at No. 3 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago Cubs No. 22-rated offense, averaging 3.88 runs per game, against a San Francisco Giants defense that ranks No. 11 at 3.85 in runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have averaged 8.08 hits per game so far, less than San Francisco Giants batters have averaged on the year (9.4 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, San Francisco owns the No. 21-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Giants were saddled with a loss last time out in C Heston's start, as they lost 5-4 against Chicago on Thursday at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • San Francisco is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • Chi Cubs is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Francisco

Next Betting Matchups

San Francisco at Chicago, Saturday, August 8th