The San Francisco Giants are 7-1 in starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner’s last eight trips to the mound as the lefthander gets the ball again for them on Thursday afternoon in odds action at home against the Chicago Cubs.
Bumgarner is 15-6 with a 3.02 ERA on the season, and he picked up a win against the Pirates last time out by allowing three runs on six hits over 6 1-3 innings. Dan Haren (8-8, 3.76 ERA) will get the ball for the Cubs.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The San Francisco Giants were listed as -180 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7 earlier at Bodog.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.3-4.7 result in favor of the Cubs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The San Francisco Giants sport a record of 67-59 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Cubs sit at 73-52 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Francisco vs Chicago injuries news.
The Odds – VSB
MLB Power Rankings have the San Francisco Giants at No. 7 and the Chicago Cubs at No. 4 heading into this contest.
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Chicago Cubs rank No. 28 at 8.16 hits per game. That compares with the San Francisco Giants No. 4 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and San Francisco has the No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Giants, who beat them 4-2 on Wednesday behind a start from J Peavy at AT&T Park.
- Chi Cubs is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 14 of Chi Cubs’s last 20 games
- Chi Cubs is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games on the road
- San Francisco is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco’s last 10 games
- San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Francisco’s last 13 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago at Los Angeles, Friday, August 28th
San Francisco home to St. Louis, Friday, August 28th